Caroline Cicero

Urban Gerontologist/Social Worker/Consultant in Environmental, Housing, and Product Design for Maximum Lifespan Health

Dr. Caroline Cicero is a policy advocate, educator, practitioner, and researcher, focusing on the intersection of: individual and population aging; urban planning for lifelong communities; and social and health service delivery. Making local communities better places to grow old is one of her primary interests, in addition to educating her students, policy makers, and the public about older people and the aging process. One of her favorite teaching and research methods is visual gerontology—an analysis of aging’s portrayal in popular media, fine art, and the public square. Dr. Cicero's professional work includes senior care management, affordable housing development, fall prevention, environmental design, and policy planning in public, private, and nonprofit settings.