Strategic Policy Advisor, AARP Public Policy Institute

Don Redfoot conducts and supervises public policy research on domestic and international issues related to assisted living, long-term care financing options, migration and long-term care workforce issues, and reverse mortgages. Previously, Don served eight years as a lobbyist for AARP on housing and assisted living issues. He also spent a year and a half with the House of Representative’s Special Committee on Aging and taught for two years with the University of Maryland’s European Division. Don earned a Ph.D. in Sociology from Rutgers University in 1981, an M.A. in the Social Sciences from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. in Sociology from Westminster College (PA). He conducted post-doctoral research at Duke University’s Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development under grants from the National Institute for Mental Health and the National Institute on Aging. He has published numerous articles and reports on aging issues in scholarly, practitioner, public policy, and popular publications.