About Us

Group Respite

Relatives as Parents

Leadership in Aging





The Brookdale Foundation Group


Frank W. Burr Blvd

Suite 13

Teaneck, NJ









Christine L. Himes, PhD

Dr. Himes’ research interests center on the relationships between morbidity and mortality patterns and the implications of increased longevity for health care use. Her goal is to utilize sound methodological techniques to address substantive social and policy issues. Her current research focuses on the role of obesity in later life functioning.

During her tenure as a Brookdale National Fellow, Dr. Himes studied the effects of changing demographic patterns on the ability of families to provide care to the impaired elderly. She examined the role that adult daughters currently play in the care of their parents and the competing responsibilities these women face. The goal of the research is to present a picture of the future age patterns of caregiving based on projected changes in mortality, fertility and labor force participation.

Professor Himes received her Ph.D. in demography and sociology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989. In 1999, Dr. Himes was awarded the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize, awarded annually for outstanding scholarship, teaching, and service by a junior faculty member in the Maxwell School. In 2003 she was named a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America. She is currently Maxwell Professor of Sociology at the Maxwell School, Syracuse University, and Director, Center for Policy Research, the major applied social and behavioral research unit of the Maxwell School.

Brookdale Fellow Class of 1991