About Us

Group Respite

Relatives as Parents

Leadership in Aging





The Brookdale Foundation Group


Frank W. Burr Blvd

Suite 13

Teaneck, NJ









Brian D. Carpenter, PhD

Brian D. Carpenter

Dr. Carpenter is an Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at Washington University in St. Louis. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology at Case Western Reserve University, which included a predoctoral internship at the New Orleans Veterans Affairs Medical Center and postdoctoral clinical training at the Philadelphia Geriatric Center. He obtained additional research training while on a National Research Service Award fellowship in the Department of Geriatric Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2009 he completed an Interdisciplinary Fellowship in Palliative Care at the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Oregon Health & Science University.

Dr. Carpenter's research focuses on family relationships in late life. While a Brookdale Fellow, Dr. Carpenter undertook a project to examine the accuracy with which adult children are able to predict the preferences of their older parents in areas such as medical care, housing transportation, psychosocial activities, and end-of-life care. Dr. Carpenter also pursues research related to dementia and end-of-life care, with a particular focus on interactions among patients, family members, and healthcare professionals. The overarching goal of Dr. Carpenter’s research is to improve communication among older adults, their family members, and the healthcare professionals with whom they interact.

Brookdale Fellow Class of 2002