Laura Carstensen

Laura Carstensen
  • Director
    Stanford Center on Longevity

BSc, University of Rochester; PhD in Clinical Psychology, West Virginia University. Professor of Psychology and Fairleigh S. Dickinson Junior Professor in Public Policy, Stanford University. Founding Director, Stanford Center on Longevity. Author of roughly 150 articles on life-span development. Research supported by National Institute on Aging for more than 20 years. Fellow: Association for Psychological Science; American Psychological Association; Gerontological Society of America. Member, Research Network on an Aging Society, MacArthur Foundation. Author, A Long Bright Future: Happiness, Health, and Financial Security in an Age of Increased Longevity (2011). Recipient of awards, including: Guggenheim Fellowship; Distinguished Career Award, Gerontological Society of America.