Aging

Human Ecology faculty, collaborating with global scholars, focus on research on the care and support of older adults and adults with chronic illness or disability, costs incurred by family/friend caregivers, contributions and social inclusion of older adults, and age-friendly rural communities. The research mission is to make a meaningful difference in the lives of older adults and their families by bridging research, policies, and practice.

For more information about on-going research projects and recent publications, please visit the following links to individual faculty members.


Janet Fast, Professor

Job/Research Area: Economics of aging and family/friend care; Family economic issues; Public policy (health and continuing care, labour, income security)