Carolyn Aldwin, PhD
Director, Gerontology Program; Professor, Department of Human Development & Family Sciences, School of Social & Behavioral Social Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.
Carolyn M. Aldwin is the Jo Anne Leonard Endowed Director for the Center for Healthy Aging Research, Director of the Gerontology Program, and a professor of Human Development and Family Sciences at Oregon State University. She received her doctorate in adult development and aging from UC San Francisco. She is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, as well as both Divisions 20 (Adult Development and Aging) and 38 (Health Psychology) of the American Psychological Association, and received the Developmental Health Psychology Award from these divisions. She is a former president of Division 20, and is currently president-elect of the Society for the Study of Human Development. Prof. Aldwin has authored or edited seven books and published 125 articles and chapters on stress, coping, spirituality, health, and optimal aging, as well as the long-term effects of military service on health in later life. She has received funding from the National Institute on Aging, the National Science Foundation, and the Templeton Foundation.