Gerontology News Interview with Mary Lou Ciolfi: Building Bridges Between Research, Policy and Practice

Picture of Mary Lou CiolfiThis month’s column features a special guest: Mary Lou Ciolfi, JD, MS, who is a GSA member with one foot planted firmly in academia, including research and teaching, and the other in practice. From this solid footing, she has branched out into policy analysis on the local, state, and federal levels. I know of Mary Lou as a colleague supporting GSA’s National Center to Reframe Aging. Mary Lou is a trained reframing aging facilitator and much sought after in New England as a speaker on reframing aging, ageism in health care, and the cultural and social underpinnings of ageism. Additionally, Mary Lou and I have been producing user-friendly summaries of recent issues of GSA’s Public Policy & Aging Report (PP&AR) for use with members of Congress and congressional staff.  Click here to read the rest of the article