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Meet Dr. Jon Pynoos!

Dr. Pynoos is passionate about researching and creating solutions for older persons desiring to age in place. He also loves teaching – from undergraduate and graduate students to professionals in our home modification training programs!

Listen to Jon in the video below speak about his passion for students…

More about Jon…

Dr. Pynoos is the UPS Foundation Professor of Gerontology, Policy and Planning at the University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. He is also Director of the National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification, and Co-Director of the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence which is funded primarily by the Archstone Foundation.

Dr. Pynoos has spent his career researching, writing, and advising the government and non-profit sectors concerning how to improve housing and long-term care for the elderly. He has conducted a large number of applied research projects based on surveys and case studies of housing, aging in place and long-term care. He teaches courses on Social Policy and Aging.

He has written and edited six books on housing and the elderly including Linking Housing and Services for Older Adults: Obstacles, Options, and OpportunitiesHousing the Aged: Design Directives and Policy Considerations; and Housing Frail Elders: International Policies, Perspectives and Prospects.

Dr. Pynoos was a delegate to the last three White House Conferences on Aging and is currently on the Public Policy Committee of the American Society of Aging (ASA). He previously served on ASA’s Board and as Vice President of the Gerontological Society of America. He is a founding member of the National Home Safety and Home Modification Work Group.

Dr. Pynoos has been awarded both Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships. He holds undergraduate, Master’s and PhD degrees from Harvard University where he graduated Magna cum Laude.