Center for Aging Studies

The Center for Aging Studies (CAS) is the hub for faculty, staff, and student research on the socio-cultural and applied dimensions of aging. CAS strives to enhance the well-being of older adults by working collaboratively with consumers, care providers, policymakers, and medical professionals to disseminate research findings. More than 20 multi-year studies totaling more than $20 million in funding have been conducted since 1997.

The Center incorporates a mentorship model providing opportunities for students to work with faculty and staff on research projects. Working in conjunction with the UMBC/UMB Doctoral Program in Gerontology, CAS attracts graduate students and researchers who are committed to furthering a comprehensive approach to the study of aging incorporating both qualitative and quantitative approaches. CAS resides in a suite of secure offices located in the lower level of the Public Policy Building.

Michael Brazda

Michael Brazda

Graduate Research Assistant

Gerontology Ph.D. Program
Center for Aging Studies

Public Policy

Sarah Chard

Sarah Chard

Chair

Sociology, Anthropology, and Public Health
Gerontology Ph.D. Program

Public Policy 225

schard@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 3380

J Kevin Eckert

Professor

Sociology, Anthropology, and Public Health

Public Policy 225

eckert@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 5698

Ann Frankowski

Senior Research Scientist

Center for Aging Studies
Gerontology Ph.D. Program
Sociology, Anthropology, and Public Health

Public Policy CAS PUP 014

frankows@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 8725

Laura Girling

Asst Res Sci

Center for Aging Studies

Off Campus

Shalini Sahoo

Shalini Sahoo

Policy Analyst

The Hilltop Institute

Janet & Walter Sondheim Hall

sahoo1@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 6854

Gretchen Tucker

Grad Res Asst *

Center for Aging Studies
Sociology, Anthropology, and Public Health

Public Policy

gtucke1@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 5935

Takashi Yamashita

Takashi Yamashita

Assoc Prof

Sociology, Anthropology, and Public Health
Gerontology Ph.D. Program
Erickson School

Public Policy 216