RACHEL PRUCHNO is Endowed Chair & Professor of Medicine at Rowan University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine and serves as Director of Research at the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging. She earned her Ph.D in Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State University.
Dr. Pruchno has been the Principal Investigator on numerous research grants funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Aging, the National Institute of Nursing Research, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the Retirement Research Foundation, and the Cleveland Foundation.
She has published nearly 100 peer-reviewed articles in top scientific journals, authored 10 invited book chapters, and co-edited Challenges of an Aging Society: Ethical Dilemmas, Political Issues. She has served as Editor-in-Chief of the leading scientific journal, The Gerontologist, since 2011 and produces a blog column, “All in the Family” for Psychology Today magazine. She is married with four children, two of whom are dogs.
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