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Joyce Weil

Joyce Weil

Associate Professor of Gerontology

School of Human Sciences
College of Natural and Health Sciences

Contact Information

(970) 351-1583

Research interests include: the role of senior centers, aging in place, inequalities across the lifecourse, social support and well-being an rural aging.

Author of the The New Neighborhood Senior Center: Redefining Social and Service Roles for the Baby Boom Generation (November 2014), Rutgers University Press.Co-editor of Race and the Lifecourse: Readings from the Intersection of Race, Ethnicity, and Age (August 7, 2014), Palgrave Macmillan. Chapter co-author in the same volume with A. N. Mendoza. My articles appear in the Journal of Aging, Humanities, and the Arts, the Journal of Loss and Trauma, Social Forces, the International Journal of Aging in Society, and Research on Aging.

Weil has worked in applied health research settings (holding an Assistant Project Manager position in a Department of Health Policy at a major medical center) and as a consultant for the statistical and international organizations (the American Statistical Association and the United Nations, respectively). I am an active member of the Gerontological Society of America, American Sociological Association, the International Sociological Association, and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education and present at their national meetings.

Earned a B.S. in Health Science, Community Health Education from Hunter College, City University of New York (1993); an M.P.H. in Public Health, Population and Family Health from Columbia University, NY, NY; a Ph.D. in Sociology with a concentration in Demography from Fordham University, New York, NY (2007); and a Certificate in Gerontology from the Institute on Aging, School of Medicine, Temple University, PA (2008).


Aging in Place

Senior Centers

Rural Aging

Social Demography of Aging

Social Inequalities Across the Lifecourse

Social Support and Aging

Older Women’s Health and Well-Being

Health Disparities and Aging