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Catherine MacDonald

Catherine MacDonald, MS

Director of Community Engagement and Outreach

VCU Gerontology and Virginia Center on Aging

Email: macdonaldcs@vcu.edu


  • Social Connectedness for Individuals and Communities
  • #DisruptAgeism for Individuals and Providers
  • Abuse in later life


  • MS in Gerontology, from VCU
  • BS in Mass Communications, from VCU


Catherine MacDonald is a gerontologist based in Richmond. Since 2015, MacDonald has served as a gerontologist at Virginia Commonwealth University working to advance evidence-based research and scholarship. As an award winning writer and community leader, she brings together professionals from such diverse fields as victim advocacy, social services, the faith community, housing, health care, aging services, and more.