Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.
Research Professor Emerita, Center for Population Planning, School of Public Health.
Research Professor Emerita and Senior Distinguished Research Scientist Emerita, Institute of Gerontology.
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Dr. Verbrugge is a social demographer who studies disability among midlife and older adults; trends in activities and disability among midlife and older adults; the twin issues of aging-with-disability and disability-with-aging; how activities of older persons are affected by functional limitations; and physical and social impacts of arthritis and other disabling conditions.