Dr. Pruchno is Director of Research at the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging, and Endowed Professor of Medicine at Rowan University's School of Osteopathic Medicine. Prior positions include Director, Initiatives on Aging, Boston College; Director, Center on Aging, Bradley University; Director of Research, Menorah Park; Associate Director of Research, Philadelphia Geriatric Center.

She earned her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State University (1982), M.A. from Oakland University (1979), and B.A. from Michigan State University (1976).

Dr. Pruchno is the Editor-in-Chief of The Gerontologist. She has served on the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Aging & Human Development and Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences. She has been a member of two standing NIH study sections (Mental Disorders of Aging (MDA), NIMH; Social Psychology, Personality and Interpersonal Processes Study Section (SPIP)) and is a frequent ad hoc NIH reviewer.

Dr. Pruchno has been the Principal Investigator on NIH-funded grants totaling close to $10 million as well as foundation grants of more than $3 million. She has published more than 70 peer-reviewed articles, 10 book chapters, and an edited book, Challenges of an aging society: Ethical dilemmas, political issues.

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(updated:June 2, 2017)

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