Pamela Nadash, PhD, BPhil

Pamela Nadash is an Associate Professor of Gerontology at University of Massachusetts Boston, in the Manning College of Nursing and Health Sciences and Fellow of the LeadingAge LTSS Center@UMass Boston. Her work centers on health policy and aging: specifically, the policies that enable people to access the supportive services they need. This work includes a focus on the financing of long term services and supports, policies to support family caregivers, home and community-based services, and supportive housing; it also includes looking cross-nationally at different countries’ long term care financing and service delivery systems, as well as studying variations in policies and practices among states in the US; she also has a special interest in policies that support informed choice and the politics of aging. Most recently, she has supported the RAISE Family Caregiver Advisory Council with research to help develop a national strategy to support family caregivers. She sits on the Leadership Council of The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care. Her work has been published in Health Affairs, Health Services Research, The Gerontologist, and The Milbank Quarterly. At UMass Boston, she teaches policy courses in the Gerontology PhD program and in the Management of Aging Services program.

Prior to academia, she worked for Thomson Medstat as consultant and has extensive experience conducting both qualitative and quantitative studies on aging and disability issues for nonprofits, including the Visiting Nurse Service of New York and the National Council on Aging. Her career also includes six years as at the Policy Studies Institute and the Consumers’ Association in the UK. She earned her Ph.D. in Public Health and Political Science from Columbia University and has a master’s in political theory from Oxford University and an undergraduate degree in philosophy from Bryn Mawr College.

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