Pauline S. Abbott, Ph.D., is the Director Emerita of the California State University Fullerton Institute of Gerontology. Her research interests include life-long learning and strategies for teaching older adults; life review and reminiscence; caregiving issues; and spontaneous social networks examining successful strategies that older women are creating to combat loneliness in age. She has presented this work at major conferences in the U.S. and internationally.
Dr. Abbott is a past president of the California Council of Gerontology and Geriatrics and in that capacity has developed and testified at a number of hearings of the California State Senate and Assembly committees on aging/long-term care. Dr. Abbott was recognized as the Shining Star of Education for 2006 by WomanSage, and by the Red Cross Association in 2003 for her work in aging.