Allen Glicksman, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor of Nursing
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-4217
Dr. Glicksman's research interests can be divided into three categories. The first category is examining the lives of older persons in the city of Philadelphia. This research focuses on issues of health, gender, ethnicity and class and the ways in which these domains interact in the lives of older persons. This research now focuses on neighborhoods and social capital. The second category is the evaluation of programs and services designed to enhance the lives of older Philadelphians. This work focuses primarily on the programs and services offered by PCA. Finally, Dr. Glicksman has an ongoing research agenda focused on the lives of older refugees. This research has ranged from work on access and barriers to social and health services (along with Professor Strumpf) to examining the experience of refugees who are also trauma survivors in long term care settings. He also serves as co-chair of PCA’s Ethics Committee.
Aging, health, gender, ethnicity and class; evaluation of programs and services designed to enhance the lives of older Philadelphians.
Awarded Charles H. Ewing Presidential Award by the Eastern Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society, 2006.
Elected Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America (Through the Behavioral and Social Sciences Section), June 2003.
James A. Shannon Director's Award for Innovative Research Methodology by the Director of the National Institutes of Health, 1992.
E. Digby Baltzell Dissertation Award by the University of Pennsylvania for best dissertation in the Department of Sociology for the year 1990.