Lenard W. Kaye, D.S.W., Ph.D


A prolific writer in the field of health care and aging, Dr Kaye has published more than 130 journal articles and book chapters and 13 books on specialized topics in aging including home health care, productive aging, rural practice, family caregiving, controversial issues in aging, support groups for older women, and congregate housing. His most recent book is A Man’s Guide to Healthy Aging: Stay Smart, Strong, and Active, The Johns Hopkins University Press (2013). He served on the National Advisory Committee for Rural Health and Human Services of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service and currently serves on the advisory boards of a wide range of national and local health and human service programs serving older adults. He is a National Research Mentor for the Hartford Geriatric Social Work Scholars Program, a Research Scientist at Eastern Maine Medical Center, and Past President of both the Maine and New York State Gerontological Societies. He directs a series of John Hartford Foundation-funded gerontological social work education programs at the University of Maine. The past chair of the National Association of Social Worker’s Section on Aging, he sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Gerontological Social Work and Geriatric Care Management Journal, and is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America.