Esther Friedman

Esther Friedman, External Innovative Networks Director

Research Associate Professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research
Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles

estfried@umich.edu

Dr. Friedman’s research examines how families and communities facilitate the health and wellbeing of older adults. Much of her recent work focuses on family caregiving, including social support networks of family caregivers, the economic costs of family caregiving, and current and future kin availability for dementia care. Dr. Friedman leads MiCDA’s Network core and Longitudinal Studies on Aging in the U.S. Network.