Jean Accius

Jean Accius is senior vice president of thought leadership and international affairs for AARP. His expertise is in aging, longevity, health and long-term care policy. 

He has been quoted by Kaiser Health News on the rising costs of long-term care, TIME on how millennials are increasingly providing care to their older relatives, and U.S. News & World Report on what to consider before joining a continuing care retirement community.  He’s also written about the growing numbers of  male caregivers in the U.S. 

In 2018, Accius was a Gerontological Society of America Fellow,  and he received a 40 Under 40 Award from the Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund. Additionally, Black Enterprise named him a “Modern Man of Distinction.”

Accius holds a master’s degree in aging studies from Florida State University, and a doctorate in public administration from American University.  

JeanAccius_3345X3445Expertise: Health, long-term care policy, male caregivers

Location: Washington, D.C. 

Contact information:

Email: media@aarp.org 

Phone: 202-434-265, AARP media relations

Twitter: @JeanAccius

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Last Updated: March 23, 2020

Regina Shih

Regina Shih is a Senior Policy Researcher at the RAND Corporation where she leads the Climate Change and Health Group. She conducts research in three primary areas: environmental health, aging, and mental health.

Shih has led environmental health projects to develop a toolkit to improve older adults’ resilience to climate change, to identify chemical exposures following climate change-related storms and flooding, and to estimate the health effects of lead exposure and ambient air pollution. She has been cited in outlets such as NPR, CNN, and US News and World Report.

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Senior Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation

Areas of Expertise: Environmental Health, Climate Change, Dementia, Long-Term Care, Substance Use, Neighborhoods and Health

Location: Washington, DC

Contact Information:
Email:
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