The June 18, 2013 guest on Boomer Generation Radio was Dr. Allen Glicksman, Ph.D., Director of Research and Evaluation at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging. Dr. Glicksman is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.
Dr. Glicksman’s research interests can be divided into three categories. The first category is examining the lives of older persons in the city of Philadelphia. This research focuses on issues of health, gender, ethnicity and class and the ways in which these domains interact in the lives of older persons. This research now focuses on neighborhoods and social capital. The second category is the evaluation of programs and services designed to enhance the lives of older Philadelphians. This work focuses primarily on the programs and services offered by PCA.
Finally, Dr. Glicksman has an ongoing research agenda focused on the lives of older refugees. This research has ranged from work on access and barriers to social and health services (along with Professor Strumpf) to examining the experience of refugees who are also trauma survivors in long term care settings. He also serves as co-chair of PCA’s Ethics Committee.
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