Joseph E. Gaugler



Joseph E. Gaugler, Ph.D., is currently an assistant professor in the School of Nursing at The University of Minnesota. He is also a faculty member of The Center on Aging and Center for Gerontological Nursing at The University of Minnesota.

Dr. Gaugler’s research examines the sources and effectiveness of long-term care for chronologically disabled older adults. As a developmental psychologist and Director of the Families and Long-Term Care Research Laboratory, Dr. Gaugler’s specific interests include the longitudinal ramifications of family care for disabled adults, the effectiveness of community-based and psychosocial services for chronically ill adults and their caregiving families, the social integration of residents in nursing homes and other emerging models of long-term care (e.g., assisted living, family care homes), and developmental methodology.

Dr. Gaugler currently serves on the editorial boards of The Gerontologist and Psychology and Aging. He was awarded the 2003 Springer Early Career Achievement Award in Adult Development and Aging Research from the American Psychological Association (Division 20: Adult Development and Aging).