Richard Schulz, PhD

Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, Epidemiology, Sociology, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Rehabilitation Science and Technology, and Health and Community Systems (Nursing)

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.
Anna Aivaliotis

Education & Training

Duke University Social Psychology

Current Appointments

Director, Gerontology Program, University of Pittsburgh
Director, Geriatric Education Center of Pennsylvania

Professional Affiliations

Fellow, Gerontological Society of America
Fellow, Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research
Member, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

Selected Honors & Awards

Baltes Distinguished Research Achievement Award, American Psychologial Association
M. Powell Lawton Distinguished Contribution Award for Applied Gerontology, American Pscyhological Association
Rober W. Kleemeier Award for Outstanding Research in Gerontology, American Gerontological Society

Research Interests

Family caregiving for older adults; Theories of life-span development; Depression in late life
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Schulz, R., Savla, J., Czaja, S.J., Monin, J. (in press). The role of compassion, suffering and intrusive thoughts in dementia caregiver depression. Aging and Mental Health. PMID:27260874. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2016.1191057
  2. Schulz, R. (2017). My life in research: From Theory to Policy in 40 years. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Vol. 25, 4, 440-444.
  3. Schulz, R. & Eden, J. (Eds.). (2016). Families Caring for an Aging America. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. (2016). Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23606.
  4. Heckhausen, J., Wrosch, C., & Schulz, R. (2010). A motivational theory of lifespan development. Psychological Review, 117(1), 32-60. PMID: 20063963. PMCID:PMC2820305.
  5. Schulz, R., & Beach, S. (1999). Caregiving as a risk factor for mortality. The caregiver health effects study. Journal of the American Medical Association, 282(23), 2215-2219.

Education Interests

Geriatric training