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lecturer , public policy educator , writer

Robert Henry Binstock, American Public policy educator, writer, lecturer. Recipient Haak-Lilliefors award Michigan State University, 1979, Arthur S. Flemming award National Association State Units on Aging, 1988, Key award APHA, 1992, American Society Aging award, 1994; fellow Ford Foundation, 1959-1969; research grantee National Institutes of Health, 1968-1973.


Binstock, Robert Henry was born on December 6, 1935 in New Orleans. Son of Louis and Ruth (Atlas) Binstock.


AB, Harvard University, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1965.


Lecturer, Brandeis U., Waltham, Massachusetts, 1963-1965;assistant professor, Brandeis U., Waltham, Massachusetts, 1965-1969;associate professor, Brandeis U., Waltham, Massachusetts, 1969-1972;Stulberg Professor law and politics, Brandeis U., Waltham, Massachusetts, 1972-1984;director Policy Center Aging, Brandeis U., Waltham, Massachusetts, 1979-1984;professor aging, health and society, Case Western Reserve U., Cleveland, since 1985. Member commission on an Aging Society National Academy Sciences, Washington, 1982-1986.



Board directors White House Task Force on Older Americans, 1967-1968. Chairman advisory panel Office Technology Assessment, United States Congress, 1982-1984. Technical adviser, delegate White House Conference on Aging, 1971, 81, 2005.

Trustee Boston biomedical Research Institute, 1971-1984. Member governor's advisory committee Department of Elder Affairs Massachusetts, 1974-1984. Chair, advisory board National Academy on Aging, 1991-1995.

Fellow Gerontological Society of America (president 1976, Donald P. Kent award 1981, Brookdale Prize award 1983), Association Gerontological in Higher Education (Tibbitts award, 2007). Member American Public Health Association (chair gerontological health section 1996-1997, Lifetime Achievement award 2005), MacArthur Foundation Aging Society Network.


Married Martha Burns, July 27, 1979. 1 daughter, Jennifer.

Louis Binstock

Ruth (Atlas) Binstock

Martha Burns