Margaret Neal, Ph.D.
Dr. Neal is Director of the Institute on Aging and Professor of Community Health at Portland State University. She teaches graduate courses in research methods and gerontology and leads a service-learning program to Nicaragua. Her research has focused on the challenges and opportunities of managing both paid employment and informal care to elders and how the public and private sectors can facilitate work-family integration. She recently completed a book with colleague Dr. Leslie Hammer (Working Couples Caring for Children and Aging Parents, Lawrence Erlbaum, 2007), and she has written several other articles, book chapters, and books (e.g., Balancing Work and Caregiving for Children, Adults, and Elders, Sage, 1993; Work and Caring for the Elderly: International Perspectives, edited with Viola Lechner, Taylor & Francis, 1999) on this and related topics. Her other research and teaching interests include issues surrounding age-friendly cities, Hispanic elders, global aging, transportation options for older adults, older workers and retirement, and health promotion strategies.