Edward F. Ansello, Ph.D.

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Dr. Ansello is Director of the Virginia Center on Aging and of the Virginia Geriatric Education Center, as well as Professor in the Department of Gerontology, at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. His work in the field of aging spans more than 40 years, with focuses that include gerontology career development, elder caregiving, aging with lifelong disabilities, pre-retirement planning, geropharmacy, coalition building, and the humanities, media and aging. The author of a dozen books, monographs, special issues, and book chapters and more than three dozen published articles, he has made over 600 presentations before professional and civic groups nationally and internationally. His publications related to aging with lifelong disabilities include a book, Community Supports for Aging Adults with Lifelong Disabilities, co-edited with Dr. Matthew Janicki; articles in Public Policy & Aging Report and the Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect; and chapters in Aging and Disability, edited by Michelle Putnam, and in the Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, co-authored with Anthony Sterns. He has published on interprofessional gerontology and geriatrics in the Journal of Interprofessional Care and in Gerontology and Geriatrics Education.

Dr. Ansello is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE). He was named Distinguished Academic Gerontologist by the Southern Gerontological Society in 1990 and received the Distinguished Teaching Award from AGHE in 2001. He is past president of both of these professional organizations. In 2011 he received the Tibbitts Award, AGHE’s highest recognition for contributions to the field. He currently serves on the boards of several organizations dedicated to improving later life.