Nancy Morrow-Howell is a CSD faculty director in the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis and network co-lead of the Advance Long and Productive Lives grand challenge for social work. Her CSD research focuses on productive engagement of older adults in the United States and Asia.
Experience Corps School-based Tutoring Project
Experience Corps is an inter-generational tutoring program that places older adults in public schools to help students who experience trouble with reading.
Productive Aging in China
China’s growing older population includes many who are healthy and who want to be engaged. Their contributions are crucial for China’s social and economic development.
Measuring the Institutional Determinants of Volunteering by Older Adults
We explore the language, measurement tools and impetus for a broader and more balanced discussion of elder volunteerism and service.
Productive Engagement of Older Adults: Effects on Well-being
We analyze the level of engagement of older adults in productive activities and their impact on the adults’ physical and mental health.
Older Adults in Service to Society
We develop a measurement tool to assess institutional capacity to engage older volunteers and collect data on volunteer programs and older adult volunteers.
Service with Older Adults
Our research investigates the impacts of service on the health and well-being of older adult volunteers and their potential to address critical social development needs.