BURTON D. DUNLOP, Ph.D.
Dr. Dunlop is the Director of Research at The Center on Aging, Robert Stempel School of Public Health, College of Health and Urban Affairs, Florida International University. He is responsible for directing The Center's research agenda, involving faculty throughout the university in research on aging issues, and managing on-going research and evaluation proposals and projects. He holds a B.A. from Eastern Nazarene College and a M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Dr. Dunlop has more than 25 years' experience in directing research and evaluation on issues and programs in aging, health, disability, social services, long-term care, and elder justice, including residencies at the Urban Institute, Abt Associates, and Project HOPE Center for Health Affairs, all in Washington, D.C. To these substantive areas he recently has added the study of HIV/AIDS among older adults and the relationship of the disease to sexual behavior, substance abuse, depression, and domestic violence in this population.
Dr. Dunlop has served as principal investigator or project director on numerous studies, most recently "Evaluation of Florida Medicaid's Frail Elder Option Program," for the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration and the Center for Health Care Strategies/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; "Domestic Violence Against Older Women" for the National Institute of Justice; as well as "Jury Accessibility for Elders and Persons with Disabilities in Florida" for the Florida Supreme Court. He is the author, co-author, or editor of many scholarly articles, reports, book chapters, and books, including co-editing Elders, Crime, and the Criminal Justice System: Myth, Perceptions, and Reality in the 21 st Century, published by Springer in 2000;"Criminal Behavior" in The Encyclopedia of Aging (MacMillan, 2002); "Elder Abuse and Neglect" in the Corsini Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology and Neuroscience (in press, John Wiley & Sons); and co-authored in 2004, "Judicial Responses to an Aging America," a report on the first national study of how older adults and trial courts relate to each other, submitted to the Borchard Foundation Center on Law and Aging and the Quantum Foundation.
Dr. Dunlop has lifelong experience in volunteer activities, most through faith-based organizations involving solo and group singing, in particular. This has included vocal performances at special events for adoption, addiction and counseling, children's home, and police agencies. Currently, he also serves on the Advisory Council for the United Jewish Community of Broward County, FL's Naturally-Occurring Retirement Communities (NORC) project, funded by the U.S. Administration on Aging.