Congratulations to CHASP faculty fellow and LBJ School of Public Affairs professor Dr. Jacqueline Angel, named one of Next Avenue’s Top 50 Influencers in Aging for 2017.
The 50 influencers are top advocates, researchers, thought leaders, innovators, writers and experts who “continue to push beyond traditional boundaries and change our understanding of what it means to grow older.”
Jacqueline Angel: Focusing on Older Latino-Americans
Angel’s research focuses on health and retirement issues in the United States, with a particular emphasis on older Mexican-Americans and Latinos. She is a Gerontological Society of America fellow and a senior fellow with the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine’s Sealy Center on Aging.
A public affairs and sociology professor at the University of Texas at Austin, Angel is also a prolific author, having written or edited 80 journal articles, 30 book chapters and 10 books about aging and culture. Her most recent is Family, Intergenerational Solidarity, and Post-Traditional Society, a book that explores the practical and ethical questions families face when caring for aging elders.
IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT AGING IN AMERICA, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
“Aging policy in the future should not focus excessively on decline, disengagement and dependency. Instead, institutions must encourage norms and attitudes that enhance full engagement and generatively in the family, community and nation for as long as possible.”