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Expand each dropdown below for a full list of publications and other outputs across the Hub's projects and focus areas. **Currently Under Construction**

  • Learn more about our Age-Friendly Communities projects here

    Greenfield, E. A, (2018). Age-friendly initiatives, social inequalities, and spatial justice. In N. Berlinger (Ed.), What makes a good life in later life?: Citizenship and justice in aging societies. Invited essay for a collection prepared by The Hastings Center. 

    Greenfield, E. A. (2018). Getting started: An empirically derived logic model for age-friendly community initiatives in the early planning phase. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 61(3), 295-312. doi: 10.1080/01634372.2018.1432736 

    Greenfield, E. A., Black, K., Oh, P., & Pestine-Stevens, A. (2022). Theories of community collaboration to advance age-friendly community change. The Gerontologist, 62(1), 36-45. 

    Greenfield, E. A, & Buffel, T. (2022). Age-friendly cities and communities: Research to strengthen policy and practice. Journal of Aging & Social Policy, 34(2), 161-174. 

    Greenfield, E. A., Oberlink, M., Scharlach, A. E., Neal, M. B., & Stafford, P. B. (2015). Age-friendly community initiatives: Conceptual issues and key questions. The Gerontologist, 55(2), 191-198. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnv005 (Also featured by the Oxford University Press at

    Greenfield, E. A., Pestine-Stevens, A., & Scher, C. (2022). Responding to local needs by mobilizing community assets: Age-friendly community initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Gerontologist62(10), 1431–1442.

    Greenfield, E. A., & Reyes, L. (2022) (alphabetical order). Characterizing older adults’ engagement in age-friendly community initiatives: Perspectives from core group leaders in the Northeast U.S. Ageing & Society, 46(2), 1465-1484. 

    Lehning, A. J., & Greenfield, E. A. (2017). Research on age-friendly community initiatives: Taking stock and moving forward. Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 31(2), 178-192. doi: 10.1080/02763893.2017.1309937 

    Pestine-Stevens, A., & Greenfield, E. A. (2022). Giving, receiving, and doing together: Interorganizational interactions in age-friendly community initiatives. Journal of Aging & Social Policy, 34(2), 218-236. 

    Pestine-Stevens, A., Greenfield, E. A., Pope, N. E., Carniol, R., & Rowe, C. (2023). Statewide age-friendly virtual fair as a tactic for social change across the aging ecosystem. Journal of Gerontological Social Work. Advance online publication. 

    Pope, N. E., & Greenfield, E. (2022). Community events as part of age-friendly community practice. Journal of Community Practice30(03), 299–318.

    Pope, N.E., & Greenfield, E.A. (2023, November). A curated orientation to age-friendly literature. In K. Black (Chair), Age-friendly 101: How to connect your work and advance your age-friendly community scholarship and practice. Pre-Conference Workshop conducted at the annual meeting of The Gerontological Society of America, Tampa, FL.

    Pope, N.E., & Greenfield, E.A. (2023, November). Public sector involvement in age-friendly cities and communities: A scoping review. In K. Black (Chair), Research to strengthen, innovate, and transform age-friendly community practice. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of The Gerontological Society of America, Tampa, FL.

  • Learn more about our Childhood Social Inequalities projects here (link forthcoming)

    Greenfield, E. A. (2020). Designing retrospective measures on childhood for older African American adults. International Journal of Aging and Human Development. Advance online access.

    Greenfield, E. A., Akincigil, A., & Moorman, S. M. (2020). Is college completion associated with better cognition in later life for people who are the least, or most, likely to obtain a bachelor’s degree? Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 75(6), 1286-1291. Advance online access.

    Greenfield, E. A., & Moorman, S. M. (2019). Childhood socioeconomic status and later life cognition: Evidence from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study. Journal of Aging and Health, 31(9), 1589-1615.

    Greenfield, E. A., Moorman, S. M., & Rieger, A. (2020). Life course processes from childhood socioeconomic status to later-life cognition: Evidence from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological and Social Sciences, 76(6), 1206-1217.

    Greenfield, E. A., Reynolds, A., & Moorman, S. M. (2022). Life course linkages between early-life enriching activities and later life cognition: Evidence from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study. Social Science & Medicine (294), 114673.

    Moorman, S. M., Greenfield, E. A., & Carr, K.* (2021). Using mixture modelling to construct subgroups of cognitive aging in the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 76(8), 1512-1522.

    Moorman, S. M., Carr, K.*, & Greenfield, E. A. (2018). Childhood socioeconomic status and genetic risk for poorer cognition in later life. Social Science & Medicine, 212, 219-226.

    Moorman, S. M., Greenfield, E. A., & Garcia, S.* (2019). School context in adolescence and cognitive functioning 50 years later. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 60(4), 493–508.

    Moorman, S. M., Lee, C., & Greenfield, E. A. (2020). Perceived hearing loss, social disengagement, and declines in memory. Journal of Applied Gerontology. Advance online access.

    Reynolds, A., Greenfield, E. A., & Butler-Williams, A. (2023). Early life adversity, childhood socioeconomic status, and race: Intersecting drivers of later life cognition. Journal of Aging & Mental Health. Advance online publication. 

    Reynolds, A., Greenfield, E. A., & Nepomnyaschy, L. (2023). Disparate benefits of higher childhood socioeconomic status on cognition in young adulthood by intersectional social positions. Under review.

    Reynolds, A., Greenfield, E. A., Moorman, S. M., & Reyes, L. (2022). Race, childhood socioeconomic status, and region of childhood residence as intersectional life course predictors of cognitive aging in the U.S. Innovation on Aging. Advance online publication.  (Featured in Rutgers Today at

  • Learn more about our Dementia-Friendly Communities projects here

    Scher, C. J., & Greenfield, E. A. (co-first authors) (2023). Variation in implementing dementia-friendly community initiatives: Advancing theory for social change. Geriatrics8, 45.

    Scher, C., & Greenfield, E. A. (2022). Dementia-friendly community initiatives: Voices from practice leaders in Massachusetts (pp. 1–27). Rutgers University.

    Scher, C., Somerville, C., Greenfield, E. A., & Coyle, C. (2023). Organizational characteristics of senior centers and engagement in dementia-friendly communities. Innovation in Aging 

    Reyes, L.*, Scher, C.*, & Greenfield, E. A., (2023). Participatory approaches within research on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias: A scoping review. Innovation in Aging. 

  • Learn more about our Innovative Approaches for Aging in Communty projects here (link forthcoming)

    Akincigil, A., & Greenfield, E. A. (2020). Housing plus services, IADL impairment and healthcare expenditures among residents of senior housing: Evidence from the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey. The Gerontologist, 60(1), 22-31.

    Greenfield, E. A., Black, K., Buffel, T., & Yeh, J.* (2019). Community gerontology: A framework for research, policy, and practice. The Gerontologist, 59(5), 803-810.

    Davitt, J. K., Greenfield, E. A., Lehning, A. J., & Scharlach, A. E. (2017). Challenges to engaging diverse participants in community-based aging in place initiatives. Journal of Community Practice, 25(3-4), 325-343. doi: 10.1080/10705422.2017.1354346 

    Greenfield, E. A., & Maudlin, R. (2017). Participation in community activities through NORC Supportive Service Programs. Ageing & Society, 37(10), 1987-2011. doi: 10.1017/S0144686X16000702 

    Greenfield, E. A. (2019). Advancing program theory for licensed assisted living services in independent housing. Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 33(3), 257-274. doi: 10.1080/02763893.2018.1561593

    Greenfield, E. A. (2016). Support from neighbors and aging in place: Can NORC programs make a difference? The Gerontologist, 56(4), 651-659. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnu162 

    Greenfield, E. A., & Frantz, M. E. (2016). Sustainability processes among Naturally Occurring Retirement Community Supportive Service Programs. Journal of Community Practice, 24(16), 38-55. doi: 10.1080/10705422.2015.1126545 

    Greenfield, E. A., & Fedor, J. P. (2015). Characterizing older adults’ involvement in Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) Supportive Service Programs. Journal of Gerontological Social Work58(5), 449-468. doi: 10.1080/01634372.2015.1008168 

    Scharlach, A.E., Davitt, J.K., Lehning, A.J., Greenfield, E. A., & Graham, C.L. (2014). Does the Village model help to foster age-friendly communities? Journal of Aging and Social Policy26(1-2-1), 181-196. doi: 10.1080/08959420.2014.854664 

    Greenfield, E.A. (2013). Community aging initiatives and social capital: Developing theories of
    change in the context of NORC Supportive Service Programs. 
    Journal of Applied Gerontology, 33
    (2), 227-250. doi: 10.1177/0733464813497994 

    Greenfield, E.A. (2013). The longevity of community aging initiatives: A framework for describing NORC programs’ sustainability goals and strategies. Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 27 (1/2), 120-145. doi: 10.1080/02763893.2012.754818 

    Greenfield, E.A., Scharlach, A., Lehning, A., Davitt, J., & Graham, C. (2013). A tale of two community initiatives for promoting aging in place: Similarities and differences in the national implementation of NORC programs and Villages. The Gerontologist, 53, 928-938. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnt035 

    Greenfield, E.A. (2012). Using ecological frameworks to advance a field of research, policy, and
    practice on aging-in-place initiatives. 
    The Gerontologist
    (1), 1-12. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnr108 

    Greenfield, E.A., Scharlach, A., Lehning, A., & Davitt, J. (2012). A conceptual framework for examining the promise of the NORC Program and Village models to promote aging in place. Journal of Aging Studies, 26(3), 273-284. doi: 10.1016/j.aging.2012.01.003