Scharlach, Andrew E.

Andrew E. Scharlach is a Professor of Social Welfare at the University of California at Berkeley, where he holds the Eugene and Rose Kleiner Chair in Aging and directs the Gerontology specialization in the School of Social Welfare. He also serves as Director of the Center for the Advanced Study of Aging Services, which conducts research designed to inform development of innovative and effective services for older adults. In addition, Dr. Scharlach serves on the California Commission on Aging, the state's principal advocacy and advisory body on the needs of senior citizens.

Dr. Scharlach is the author of three books: Elder Care and the Work Force: Blueprint for Action (Lexington Books, with Ed Schneider and Beverly Lowe); Controversial Issues in Aging (Allyn & Bacon, with Lenard Kaye), and Families and Work: New Directions in the Twenty-First Century (Oxford University Press, with Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen), as well as more than 100 journal articles and reports regarding the needs of older adults and their families.

Dr. Scharlach's current activities include development of a Strategic Plan on Aging for the State of California, implementation and evaluation of the National Family Caregiver Support Program, evaluation of policy-holder experiences under private long-term care insurance, development and evaluation of care management models for long-term care integration, and development and implementation of innovative models for meeting personnel needs in aging services.

Dr. Scharlach received a B.A. in mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.S. in social service from Boston University, and a Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University. He is a Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, and is included in Who's Who in California, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America, and Who's Who in Gerontology. Dr. Scharlach is married, has two children, and resides in Alamo, California.


University of California Berkeley- School of Social Welfare
120 Haviland Hall #7400
Berkeley, CA
United States