Jon Pynoos, Ph.D.
UPS Foundation Professor of Gerontology, Policy and Planning
Urban planning, fall prevention, housing, long-term care, aging-in-place
Jon Pynoos is the UPS Foundation Professor of Gerontology, Policy and Planning at the Andrus Gerontology Center of the University of Southern California. 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 Opportunities; Housing the Aged: Design Directives and Policy Considerations; and Housing Frail Elders: International Policies, Perspectives and Prospects.
Dr. Pynoos has been awarded both Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships. Before moving to USC in 1979, Dr. Pynoos was Director of an Area Agency on Aging/Home Care Corporation in Massachusetts that provided a range of services to keep older persons out of institutional settings. He holds undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University where he graduated Magna cum Laude.
The UPS Professorship
Gero 340 Policy, Values, and Power in an Aging Society (4, FaSp) How Americans’ political values affect public policy. Studies of landmark legislation to explore the social contract between generations and role of governments in social welfare. (Duplicates credit in former GERO 240.)
Gero 492 Senior Seminar in Aging (4, Fa) An in-depth integration of major themes in scientific and professional gerontology, leading to the preparation of the senior paper.
University of Southern California
Office Location: GER 228
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