Andrew Scharlach is the Eugene and Rose Kleiner Professor of Aging at the School of Social Welfare at the University of California at Berkeley.
Dr. Scharlach’s research examines the physical and social contexts that are conducive to constructive outcomes for elderly persons. He currently is directing a multi-year program of research examining innovative initiatives for helping communities to become more aging-friendly. Dr. Scharlach’s other research interests include aging policies, programs, and services; aging-friendly communities; family caregiving; work/family issues; death, dying, and bereavement; as well as gerontological social work education.
Dr. Scharlach has published more than 75 articles and is the co-author of Elder Care and the Work Force: Blueprint for Action (with B. Lowe and E. Schneider), Controversial Issues in Aging (with L. Kaye) and Families and Work: New Directions in the Twenty-First Century (with K. Fredriksen-Goldsen).