Leonard Pearlin Ph.D.
Leonard Pearlin is a Graduate Professor in the Department of
the University of Maryland. He is also Professor Emeritus in
Development and Aging Program at the University of California,
Francisco. He is a Special Grants Consultant to numerous national
The focus of his academic work has been on the stress process and its influence on health. Dr. Pearlin has an international reputation in his field. His research has included the examination of stress on the life of caregivers. His most recent research has been directly concerned with the circumstances that contributed to health disparities among people of unequal status. In 2004 he received the Award for Distinguished Career Contributions to Gerontology from the Gerontological Society of America.
He is currently a member of the Gerontological Society of American, the American Sociological Association, and the International Sociological Association. He serves on the Research-Advisory Committee of the Family Caregiver Alliance in San Francisco, on the National Board of the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, on the Advisory Committee of the Herczeg Institute of Aging in Israel and on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Geriatric Psychiatry Research Center at the University of California, San Diego.
Presently, Len and his wife live in Virginia but for many years,lived
in the San
Francisco Bay Area.