On Friday, November 15 at 2:00 pm, make plans to attend this informative session on our aging population, presented by Lisa D’Ambrosio, PhD. D’Ambrosio is a Research Scientist at MIT AgeLab, where she directs and participates in numerous different research projects around understanding and supporting longevity. Her research focuses on questions around decisions that impact later life, including decision-making around financial planning and preparedness, caregiving and well-being, transportation and mobility, and technology use and adoption.
She has extensive experience in survey research and other social science methodologies and taught social science methods and research design in MIT’s Engineering Systems Division for nearly a decade. She is a contributor to and co-editor with Dr Joseph F. Coughlin of Aging America and Transportation: Personal Choices and Public Policy.
Her presentation will address such topics as:
- How increased longevity has resulted in changing demographics in the US, creating a new longevity economy;
- Factors that affect older adults’ adoption of new technologies and how some of these may differ from the variables that affect younger adults’ adoption behaviors,
- Original research done at the MIT AgeLab around hearing, hearing technologies, and well-being.