Ruth Finkelstein, Professor; ScD, John Hopkins University; Population Health Inequities, Aging and population aging, Health care financing, and Age discrimination in employment.
Brookdale’s Mission Statement
The Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging, located in East Harlem, is dedicated to improving the lives of older adults through research, demonstration projects, policy and professional development with the goal of giving everyone the opportunity to age as well as anyone can. Founded in 1974 by Dr. Rose Dobrof, Brookdale was one of the country’s first academic gerontology centers with a focus on social gerontology and elder law.
Today, under the guidance of Executive Director Dr. Ruth Finkelstein, Brookdale works with community, academic, and governmental partners to ensure that New York City is a great place to grow old. Researchers and students can develop joint research and service projects in aging policy, law, psychology and social science.
Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging
2180 Third Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10035