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Our Goals

Expand the health span by promoting equity and social justice where we work, live, and play.

Systematically dismantle discrimination with a focus on ageism, racism, sexism, and as it intersects with other forms of oppressing prejudice.
Maximize the promise of intergenerational cohesion and relationships.

We do this by


Conducting state of the art science

and nurturing emerging



Building partnerships with the community

Our Team

faculty member Dr. Ernest Gonzales

Ernest Gonzales, PhD, MSSW

Associate Professor

MSW Program Director

faculty member Dr. Deborah Padgett

Deborah K. Padgett, PhD, MPH, MA

Professor, McSilver Faculty Fellow, Affiliated Faculty, Department of Anthropology and College of Global Public Health

faculty member Dr. Peggy Morton

Peggy Morton, DSW, MSW

Clinical Associate Professor

faculty member Dr. Dina Rosenfeld

Dina J. Rosenfeld, DSW, MSW

Clinical Associate Professor

faculty member Dr. Suzanne England

Suzanne E. England

Professor at Silver School of Social Work


Rachel Kruchten, LMSW, MPH

CHAI Research Associate Alumni

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William Cabin, PhD

Professor at Silver School of Social Work & Hunter Silberman School of Social Work


Allison Merz, MSW

CHAI Program Manager Alumni

PhD candidate Gerri Connaught

Gerri K. Connaught, LMSW, PhD

CHAI Research Associate Alumni

faculty member Dr. Joan Pastore

Joan Pastore, DSW

Professor at Silver School of Social Work

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Stephanie Sarabia, PhD

Associate Professor at Ramapo College


Jiayue Garyn He

MSW Student Intern Alumni


Natalie Green, MSW, PhD Student

PhD Student
Research Associate

PhD candidate Cliff Whetung

Cliff Whetung, MSW, PhD

Assistant Professor, Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team - Health Equity, Department of Family Medicine and Biobehavioral Health, University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus

DSW candidate Stacey Gordon

Stacey Gordon, DSW, LMSW

Program Director of Next Phase Adult Caregiving, Aging, and Retirement at NYU Work Life and NYU Society of Retired Faculty

Founder, The Wrinkle Project

CHAI Associate


Mashrafi Anwar

BSW Candidate
CHAI Research Assistant 


Jane Fialko, LMSW

Professor at Silver School of Social Work


Perry Minella

CHAI Research Associate Alumni

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Tina Kilaberia, PhD

Assistant Professor at NYU Silver School of Social Work


Camila Arango

CHAI Research Assistant Alumni

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