Robert Applebaum, Ph.D. receives Elaine M. Brody Thought Leader Award from GSA

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) recognized Professor of Gerontology and Director of the Ohio Long-Term Care Project Robert Applebaum, Ph.D., FGSA, with the Elaine M. Brody Thought Leader Award for his exceptional policy, social research, and practice contributions.

GSA is the oldest and largest cross-disciplinary organization that dedicates its efforts to research, education, and practice in gerontology. GSA surrounds their pursuit in supporting the study of aging and dispersing information to the general public, decision-makers, and scientists.  

"GSA has been my home organization in my professional career; it's always gratifying and humbling to be recognized by your peers,” Applebaum said. “Any award like this is the result of many individuals working together—while I received the award, it really is a team effort.”

The award is named after Elaine Brody, an early gerontologist and President of GSA, a practicing social worker, and a leader in the field as it was developing.

Applebaum received a nomination among his peers for his achievements in his research in long-term services, where he has worked to improve the quality of care for older people with chronic disability. In November, Applebaum will receive recognition at GSA's 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting in Indianapolis.

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