Jennifer Crittenden, M.S.W.

Jennifer Crittenden is the Assistant Director at the University of Maine Center on Aging. She has over a decade of experience in professional and community education, program evaluation and program planning. Nearly all research projects and grant-funded programs under her management entail the translation of academic research into professional and public education programs, events and dissemination activities. She has been involved in implementing and evaluating a wide range of research, training, and community service initiatives including serving as the Program Manager for Encore Leadership Corps, an innovative volunteer leadership program for Mainers 50+ and serving as Project Manager for the National Institutes of Health-funded Balancing Act Clinical Trial, a research study testing a falls prevention program among older adults with visual impairments. In addition to her professional work, she is a member of a number of organizations and professional groups including the Maine Gerontological Society, the Scholars Strategy Network, and the Gerontological Society of America where she has served as the co-chair of the Rural Aging Interest Group. Jennifer received her MSW from the University of Maine and is currently pursuing an Interdisciplinary PhD in gerontology at UMaine.

Education

M.S.W. from the University of Maine