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Karen S. Harlow-Rosentraub

Research Associate Professor

Associate Professor
Karen Harlow-Rosentraub specializes in evaluation research and aging policy. She directs the national, multi-site evaluation efforts for the Legacy Corps for Health and Independent Living, a national demonstration for the Corporation for National and Community Service. Her work focuses on developing evidence-based policy recommendations for best practices in using Baby Boomer and older volunteers to address health challenges and sustainable, community problem-solving projects. She works throughout the United States and Europe to shape policy initiatives supporting active engagement and lifelong learning for older citizens.

Research Interests/Focus

Program evaluation, aging policy, community based needs assessment for national and community service, lifelong learning, older citizens

Contact Information

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(734) 763-0001rosenk@umich.edu2356 SNBUniversity of Michigan
School of Nursing Division I
400 North Ingalls
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(734) 615-4660(734) 763-33723753 SSWBUniversity of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Education

Year Degree   School
1981 PhD Urban Studies University of Texas, Arlington
1971 MA Sociology Texas A & M University, College Station, TX
1969 BA Sociology and Psychology Texas A & M University, College Station, TX

Marvicsin, D. J., Eagle, M. J., Munro, M. L., Harlow-Rosentraub, K., & Pohl, J. M. (2015). Lessons learned from examining after-hours call pattersns. The Journal of Nurse Practitioners, 11(6),

Jenkins, K. R., Fakhoury, N., Marzec, M. L., & Harlow-Rosentraub, K. (2014). Perceptions of a culture of health: Implications for communication and programming. Health Promotion Practice. Sage Journals.

Harlow-Rosentraub, K., Swindell, D., & Wilson, L. (2011). Multigenerational approaches to civic engagement: Findings from a panel study. Journal of Intergenerational Research, 9(2), 146-160.

Harlow-Rosentraub, K., Wilson, L., & Swindell, D. (2011). Community attachment, social capital and older volunteers: Building multigenerational bridges through voluntary action. International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 1(14), 24-28.

Wilson, L., & Harlow-Rosentraub, K. (2008). Providing new opportunities for civic engagement and volunteerism: chaos theory redefined. In R. Hudson (Ed.), Boomer Bust: Economic and Political Dynamics of the Graying Society, 2. Praeger Publishers.

Wilson, L., Harlow-Rosentraub, K., Manning, T., & Carroccio, J. (2008). Preparing for the baby boomers: Lifelong learning in active adult communities. Senior Housing and Care Journal, 16(2), 15-30.

Frumer, J., Harlow-Rosentraub, K., Wilson, L., & Steele, J. (2008). T’zorchei zibur: Baby boomers as social capital committed to building community. Journal on Jewish Aging, 2(2).

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