About Dr. Pruchno

Rachel Pruchno, Ph.D.Rachel Pruchno is Director of Research at the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging and Endowed Chair, Professor of Medicine at Rowan University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine. She earned her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State University.

Dr. Pruchno has been the Principal Investigator on numerous research grants funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Aging, the National Institute of Nursing Research, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the Retirement Research Foundation, and the Cleveland Foundation. She has published more than 70 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals, 10 invited book chapters, and co-edited Challenges of an Aging Society: Ethical Dilemnas, Political Issues. She has served as Editor-in-Chief of The Gerontologist, a leading scientific journal, since 2011.

As a weekly blogger, Since January 2014, Dr. Pruchno has been contributing to PsychologyToday.com, the website of the magazine Psychology Today. Here is the link: All in the Family: Mental Illness and Caregiving Across the Generation.

She is married with four children, two of whom are dogs.

Please visit Dr. Pruchno’s personal website if you would like more information about her ORANJ BOWL Research Program or her scientific publications or if you would like to download a copy of her curriculum vita.

A Memoir of Mental Illness and Family Secrets