Current Research: aging, healthcare & caregiving; health impact of housing; community health benefits of Taiji exercise.
I’m an economist and gerontologist with current research interests in
the implications for healthcare, family caregiving and long-term care of
aging and longevity; the health effects of “non-healthcare” sectors
such as housing and labor markets; and the community health benefits of
Taiji /Qigong exercise.
Prior to joining the MHA faculty at Seton Hall University, I was
Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at
New York Medical College, where I also held a position in the Center
for Long Term Care Research & Policy. Prior to that, I was one of
the original members of the interdisciplinary research team at the
International Longevity Center, a nonprofit think-tank lead by Pulitzer
Prize-winning author and gerontologist Robert N. Butler, M.D. I’ve
taught a wide variety of economics and health-related courses at the
undergraduate and graduate levels, including healthcare economics,
healthcare finance & accounting, and economic environment for public
service managers. I’m a senior associate for the non-profit China
America Living Arts, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion
of traditional and contemporary Chinese and cross-cultural arts through
education and research.