Toni C. Antonucci is the Elizabeth M. Douvan Collegiate Professor of Psychology, Program Director and Research Professor in the Life Course Development Program at the Institute for Social Research and Associate Vice President for Research, all at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Antonucci’s research focuses on social relations and health across the life span, including the family, life span and life course development, multigenerational relations, adult development and aging, and comparative studies of social relations and health in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Japan. She is particularly interested in how social relations optimize or jeopardize an individual’s ability to face life’s challenges. She received a Research Career Development Award and is currently funded or has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Aging and several private foundations, most recently, the Fetzer Institute and the MacArthur Foundation. She is currently the PI on the MAC House study, funded by the MacArthur Foundation, a field experiment designed to bring successful aging interventions to an affordable housing community.
She was President of the Gerontological Society of America and the Society for the Study of Human Development and served as editor of the Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Science
and Associate Editor of Developmental Psychology.
She is currently series editor of the Annual Review of Geriatrics and Gerontology
for Springer Publishing Company and is a member of the MacArthur Network on the Aging Society. She is a member of the Executive Board of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Secretary General-Elect of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics and received the Gerontological Society of America’s 2011 Distinguished Career Contribution to Gerontology Award. She has numerous scientific publications, in 2010 she edited (with James S. Jackson) Life Course Perspectives on Late Life Health Inequalities
and in 2011 edited (with Karen Fingerman, Cynthia Berg and Jacqui Smith) the Handbook of Life Span Development