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Faculty at Retreat

Mark R. Luborsky, PhD

Mark R. Luborsky, PhD

Director of Aging & Health Disparities Research
Professor of Gerontology, Institute of Gerontology
Professor of Anthropology, Dept. of Anthropology,
Wayne State University

Foreign Professor in Gerontology, Dept. of Neurobiology,
Care Sciences and Society
Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Mark R. Luborsky, PhD, is Director of Aging and Health Disparities Research, Institute of Gerontology, Professor of Anthropology and Gerontology Wayne State University; and, Foreign Professor of Gerontology, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences & Society, Karolinska Institute, Sweden. He is known for publications on study design and analyses, and interventions, and critical methods which appear in journals and handbook chapters, including the NIH publication, Qualitative Methods in Health Research. Findings have contributed new measures in the CDC National Health Interview Study, and guidelines for assessing later life depression, improving adaptive device utilization, and improved nursing home staff and resident well-being. As PI, he received grants from NIA, NIMH, NICHD, NIAID, NIOSH, DoD, CDC/ATSDR, USAID, and from Sweden and Thailand. He served as Editor of Medical Anthropology Quarterly: International Journal for Analyses of Health, and was a standing member of NIH study sections (Community Influences on Health Behavior (CIHB); Human Development & Aging (HUD-2). Former HIC/IRB Vice-Chair, he is a member of the Data Safety Monitoring Board for an NIH multi-site surgical trial. Current mixed methods projects include a randomized trial to reduce violence in hospitals, and a community-based intervention to reduce industrial chemicals toxins among minorities who fish Michigan’s rivers.