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Tracey Gendron, MS, PhD

Executive Director

Email: tlgendro@vcu.edu

Dr. Tracey Gendron serves as Executive Director for the Virginia Center on Aging and Chair for the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of
Gerontology. Tracey has a Master’s degree in Gerontology, a Master’s degree in Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology.

With over 25 years of experience as a gerontologist, Dr. Gendron has authored and co-authored over 30
manuscripts and seven book chapters on ageism and aging-related topics. She is frequently quoted in
popular media outlets, including the New York Times, the Huffington Post, and U.S. News and World
Report. Dr. Gendron has spoken about ageism in forums across America and can also be seen and heard
as a guest speaker on numerous podcasts and video productions.

Dr. Gendron takes an all-inclusive approach to teaching about aging, particularly highlighting those
understudied and underrepresented groups at increased risk of adverse health outcomes based on
discrimination. Her personal and professional goal is to raise awareness of Elderhood as the solution to
the deeply embedded ageism pervasive within all cultures, settings, and individuals.