Joseph Gaugler

Joseph Gaugler - Professor
Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management
School of Public Health, Twin Cities

Director, Center on Aging

  • Health
  • Health conditions
  • Health policy
  • Population health


Joseph E. Gaugler, Ph.D., is the Robert L. Kane Endowed Chair in Long-Term Care & Aging in the Division of Health Policy and Management in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. He is also director of the Center on Aging.

Gaugler's research examines the sources and effectiveness of long-term care for persons with Alzheimer's disease and other chronic conditions. An applied gerontologist, his interests include Alzheimer's disease and long-term care, the longitudinal ramifications of family care for persons with dementia and other chronic conditions, and the effectiveness of community-based and psychosocial services for older adults with dementia and their caregiving families. 

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 Professor Joseph Gaugler
Talking with U of M

Talking Alzheimer’s awareness with U of M

In Minnesota, 97,000 people are projected to have Alzheimer’s disease this year. June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, and Professor Joseph Gaugler with the School of Public Health answers questions about Alzheimer’s, its symptoms and risk factors.

Joe Gaugler
Talking with U of M

Talking family caregivers with U of M

November is National Family Caregivers Month and Joseph Gaugler, with the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, answers questions about who family caregivers are, what they do and common challenges they face.