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Richard Schulz

Richard Schulz

Richard Schulz, PhD
Department of Psychology
University of Pittsburgh, USA



Richard Schulz is Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Gerontology, and Associate Director of the Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services and the University of Pittsburgh. He earned his PhD in social psychology from Duke University. He has been a leading contributor to the literature on the health effects of caregiving, Alzheimer’s disease caregiving, and intervention studies for caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease. This body of work is reflected in more than 300 publications, which have appeared in major medical, psychology, and aging journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and the Archives of Internal Medicine. He is also the author of numerous books including the Handbook of Alzheimer’s Caregiver Intervention Research and the Quality of Life Technology Handbook. In the last decade, Dr. Schulz has become interested in supportive interventions, including technology-based approaches designed to enhance patient functioning and quality of life of both patients and their relatives. Dr. Schulz is the recipient of several honours, including the Kleemeier Award for Research on Aging and the Distinguished Mentorship in Gerontology Award from the Gerontological Society of America, and the M. Powell Lawton Distinguished Contribution Award for Applied Gerontology, the Baltes Distinguished Research Achievement Award, and the Developmental Health Award for Research on Health in Later Life from the American Psychological Association. In 2014, he was appointed by The National Academies of Sciences • Engineering • Medicine to Chair the Committee on Family Caregiving for Older Adults.

Research Interest

  • Psychology
  • Epidemiology
  • Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
  • Rehabilitation Science
  • Aging
  • Gerontology


"Fountain of Youth". Never Ending Story
Editorial:  J Aging Geriatr Med 2017, 1:1
doi: 10.4172/AGM.1000e101
Mladen Davidovic
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The Challenge of Managing the Elderly Patient
Editorial:  J Aging Geriatr Med 2017, 1:1
doi: 10.4172/AGM.1000e102
Ioana Dana Alexa
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Examining Some International Trends in Long-Term Care Services Policy for the Elderly
Editorial:  J Aging Geriatr Med 2017, 1:1
doi: 10.4172/AGM.1000e103
Howard A Palley
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Self-rated Masticatory Ability and Independent Life in Community Dwelling Elderly Populations
Research Article:  J Aging Geriatr Med 2017, 1:1
doi: 10.4172/AGM.1000101
Maya Izumi, Ayaka Isobe, Mikiko Hironaka, Katsumi Hidaka and Sumio Akifusa
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Age Dependent Changes of Biological Properties in the Multipotent Mesenchymal Stromal Bone Marrow Cells in FVB Mice
Research Article:  J Aging Geriatr Med 2017, 1:1
doi: 10.4172/AGM.1000102
Rodnichenko AE, Labunets IF and Utko NA
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