Irene Gutheil is Henry C. Ravazzin Professor of Gerontology and founding Director of the Ravazzin Center on Aging. She is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America. Before entering academia, Dr. Gutheil worked with older adults and their families in community and institutional settings. Dr. Gutheil’s scholarship and research interests include aging, end-of-life issues, community program evaluation, and the impact of the physical environment. In 2004, she led a research team that completed a needs assessment of the older population of Bermuda and their family caregivers. Dr. Gutheil has provided leadership to the school’s grant-funded efforts to integrate and infuse more aging content into the curriculum and prepare skilled social workers for our aging communities. She is currently chair of the school’s Curriculum Committee. Dr. Gutheil earned her master’s and doctoral degrees from Columbia University. She has numerous book chapters and articles in professional journals in the areas of social work and aging..
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