Robyn I. Stone, Ph.D.
Robyn I. Stone, Ph.D., a noted researcher and internationally recognized authority on long-term care and aging policy, is the executive director of the Institute for the Future of Aging Services (IFAS) at the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging in Washington, DC. Since she started IFAS 10 years ago, she has developed and directed a number of national programs including the Center for Medicare Education, the Better Jobs Better Care National Program (funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Atlantic Philanthropies), and the National Initiative to Link Affordable Senior Housing with Health and Supportive Services (funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the McGregor Foundation).
Dr. Stone has held senior research and policy positions in both the U.S. government and the private sector. She was a political appointee in the Clinton Administration, serving in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Disability, Aging and Long-term Care Policy from 1993 through 1996 and as Assistant Secretary for Aging in 1997. She has been a senior researcher at the National Center for Health Services Research (currently the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality), Project Hope’s Center for Health Affairs, and Georgetown University. Dr. Stone has been on the staff of two important national task forces, the 1989 Bipartisan Commission on Comprehensive Health Care (the Pepper Commission) and the 1993 Clinton Administration Task Force on Health Care Reform.
Dr. Stone is a distinguished speaker and has been published widely in the areas of long-term care policy and quality, chronic care for the disabled, aging services workforce development and family caregiving. She serves on numerous provider and non-profit boards that focus on aging issues. Her doctorate in public health is from the University of California, Berkeley.
Princeton Conference XVI: May 21, 2009