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Public Relations:Lee Ann Cox (802)656-1107
Specialty:sociology of aging; social gerontology
Biography:Cutler is Bishop Robert F. Joyce Distinguished University Professor of Gerontology at UVM. His major interests are in the sociology of aging and social gerontology. His current research focuses on aging and social change, caregiving to frail elders, the social construction and interpretation of normal cognitive changes associated with aging, patterns of social participation of older persons, and presymptomatic testing for genetic diseases. Recent publications include "Correlates of Personal Concerns about Developing Alzheimer's Disease among Middle-Aged Persons" (American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 2001, co-author) and "Emerging Social Trends" (Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, 2001, co-author). Cutler was a University Scholar for the 2000-2001 academic year and received the 2002 Clark Tibbitts Award from the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. He is a past-President of the Gerontological Society of America and served as Editor of the Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences.