The Gerontological Society of America, the largest scientific interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging, has named Joseph Coughlin, founder and director of MIT’s AgeLab, a Fellow.
Coughlin was awarded Fellowship status based upon a formal nomination and peer review of his research and contributions to the behavioral and social sciences in aging. Beginning with his research in transportation and aging, to his more recent work on older adult well-being and information seeking, Coughlin has conducted creative research providing insights into the development of innovative technologies, systems, products and services to improve the lives of older adults and those who care for them around the world.
Coughlin and other Fellows will be honored at the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting on Nov. 21, 2010 in New Orleans. The AgeLab is based in the Center for Transportation and Logistics and Engineering Systems Division and was started by Coughlin in 1999.