Douglas Wolf
Douglas Wolf

Research Professor

Syracuse University

Douglas Wolf is a professor emeritus of public administration and international affairs, a senior research associate at the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion, and a faculty associate at the Aging Studies Institute at the university. He is a demographer, policy analyst, program evaluator, and gerontological researcher who studies the economic, demographic, and social aspects of aging, disability, and long-term care. Wolf’s professional experience includes an appointment as an economist in the Office of Income Security of at the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare (now the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), and several years at the Urban Institute. Wolf also spent two years as a research scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria. A primary theme of Wolf’s research is the role of public policy and of family and kinship patterns in shaping the choices facing older people and their immediate kin with respect to living and care arrangements. He earned his B.A. in sociology and a Ph.D. in public policy analysis from the University of Pennsylvania.

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