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Dr. Sue Levkoff

Endowed Chair in Community and Social Support --SmartHOME®

SeniorSMART®
CENTER OF ECONOMIC EXCELLENCE

  • One of the nation's most prolific scholars in social gerontology.
  • Research is focused on developing technologies that enable older adults to remain at home in the community with adequate support.
  • Recipient of grants from the National Institute on Aging and the National Institutes of Health’s Fogarty International Center.
  • Her company, Environment and Health, is developing health information technology products for caregivers of older adults.
  • ScD, Behavioral Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health 
  • SM, Health Sciences Administration Harvard School of Public Health 
  • Masters, Social Work, New York University 
  • BA, Wellesley College 

The number of Americans 65 and older will make up 21 percent of the U.S. population by 2050. This increase will present challenges to the physical and financial infrastructure of South Carolina and the nation. 

Dr. Sue Levkoff’s research addresses these challenges by helping older adults remain healthy and independent. Her work focuses on developing technologies that will enable older adults to remain at home in the community with adequate support.

Dr. Levkoff has received sizable federal grants from agencies, including the National Institute on Aging and the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health. Her firm, Environment and Health, is developing several health information technology products, including one to create an online community for Latino family members caring for a loved one with dementia and another for Chinese dementia caregivers. 

Before coming to South Carolina, Dr. Levkoff was an Associate Professor in the Harvard Medical School’s (HMS) Department of Psychiatry, with secondary appointments in the HMS Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. She has authored or edited five books, contributed to 16 books and 80 journal articles, and is a frequent presenter at aging conferences both stateside and internationally. She is the editor of Aging International.

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