2020-10-05 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer writes in Forbes on some of the risks and unresolved issues associated with Massachusetts' Question 1, which would augment a "right to repair" law for consumer… Read more


2020-09-23 • The COVID-19 pandemic has demanded that many professionals reimagine how they do their work – and scientists are no exception. To highlight how ways that qualitative research might be done… Read more


2020-09-15 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin appears on Barron's "The Way Forward" Podcast to talk about how COVID-19 has sharply accelerated changes in retirement planning and retirement itself. Listen here.


2020-09-13 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin provides his thoughts for a Wall Street Journal article on the declining popularity of stock investments: The memory of the last financial crisis cast a long shadow,… Read more


2020-09-13 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes on how the penchant of younger adults for living with their parents is altering the life course: Living at home may crimp more than your love life —… Read more


2020-09-08 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin is tapped as an expert on planning for and finding a place to live in retirement, as part of a study by WalletHub analyzing the best and worst places to live in… Read more


2020-09-04 • AgeLab Postdoctoral Associate Shabnam FakhrHosseini presented research findings on attitudes toward social robots at the 29th IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive… Read more


2020-09-03 • AgeLab Director Joseph F. Coughlin led a presentation on the future of senior housing and healthcare with Five Star Senior Living CEO Katie Potter, with COVID-19 emerging as a primary topic:… Read more


2020-08-27 • The MIT AgeLab had nine high school and college interns on staff in the summer of 2020, all working remotely with the team via Zoom calls, Slack discussions, and emails. Collectively the group worked… Read more


2020-08-19 • AgeLab researcher and science writer Luke Yoquinto is co-author of a new book titled Grasp: The Science Transforming How We Learn. Co-written with Dr. Sanjay Sarma, MIT’s Vice President of Open… Read more


2020-08-19 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes on the attractiveness of suburban living to Millennials -- and how Millennials may be changing the suburbs: "Many suburbs are getting a makeover.… Read more


2020-08-10 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes about how the exposure to working from home is making employees rethink how they will spend their retirement: "Despite the complaints of working at… Read more


2020-07-29 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin provides his thoughts for a Bloomberg article about entrepreneurs entering the longevity economy: Older people are consumers, too, which is something younger… Read more


2020-07-24 • AgeLab Postdoctoral Associate Shabnam FakhrHosseini presented a paper on home automation at the 22nd International Human Computer Interaction Conference. Titled “Home as a Platform: Levels of… Read more


2020-07-16 • AgeLab researchers Taylor Patskanick and Julie Miller were speakers at a virtual “Discovery Day” event hosted by GenHERation, a program connecting young women in high school and college with… Read more


2020-07-14 • AgeLab Research Scientist Chaiwoo Lee and AgeLab Research Assistant Sheng-Hung Lee gave presentations at the 2020 Academic Design Management Conference. Chaiwoo Lee’s presentation, titled, “… Read more


2020-06-29 • AgeLab Research Scientist Lisa D'Ambrosio provides her thoughts in a news article on the importance of alternatives to driving for older adults: “Social isolation and loneliness are real concerns… Read more


2020-06-15 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin has been named to an MIT committee tasked with advising the MIT administration on re-establishing research in the Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, Sloan, and… Read more


2020-06-15 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin was the keynote speaker for the ISBNPA XChange Conference. ISBNPA, or the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, focuses on behavioral… Read more


2020-06-15 • How can we train self‐driving vehicles to have a deeper awareness of the world around them? Can computers learn from past experiences to recognize future patterns that can help them safely navigate… Read more


2020-06-02 • A letter from AgeLab researchers to the editor of The Journal of Gerontological Social Work discusses findings from an ongoing AgeLab study on the responses of the “oldest old”—those ages 85 and… Read more


2020-05-31 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin provides his thoughts for an article on CNBC about seismic changes in the senior living industry in the wake of COVID-19: “This pandemic fundamentally changes the… Read more


2020-05-19 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes on LinkedIn that many of the changes effected by COVID-19 may remain with us long after the pandemic is over: "Observers have described the pandemic as … Read more


2020-05-18 • AgeLab researcher John Rudnik is the lead author on a paper in the Journal of Gerontological Social Work drawing on findings from the 85+ Lifestyle Leaders panel. Titled Hardly Silent: Exploring… Read more


2020-05-10 • AgeLab Technical Associate Taylor Patskanick participated in a virtual panel hosted by the Boston College School of Social Work for social work students and graduates interested in careers in aging.… Read more


2020-05-04 • MIT AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin hosted an AgeLab-members-only webinar discussing the impacts of COVID-19 on various domains of the longevity economy, drawing on findings from AgeLab survey… Read more


2020-04-24 • AgeLab director Joe Coughlin and researchers Chaiwoo Lee, Sheng-Hung Lee, Shabnam Fakhr-Hosseini, Heesuk Son, and John Rudnik hosted a webinar for members of the C3 Connected Home Logistics… Read more


2020-04-16 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes on how COVID-19 may change urban moving preferences among older adults: It’s still too early to look for meaning in real-estate numbers, but it’s not… Read more


2020-04-13 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin and AgeLab Research Associate Luke Yoquinto write in the Washington Post on ageist attitudes and policies that are surfacing in response to COVID-19: The current… Read more


2020-04-02 • Despite the ongoing disruption to life worldwide due to the spread of the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, the MIT AgeLab continues to do research that seeks to understand how we change throughout the… Read more