Dr. Scott Beach Named Interim Director of UCSUR


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Scott Beach, associate director of the University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) and director of its survey research program, will take on the role of interim UCSUR director in September 2016.

UCSUR director Richard Schulz announced last December his plan to step down, effective September 1, 2016. (See Dec. 10, 2015, University Times.)

Schulz, who directed UCSUR for 17 years, will return full-time to aging research and directing the University’s gerontology program. In addition to directing UCSUR, Schulz also is Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry and associate director of Pitt’s Institute on Aging.

Dr Beach’s research interest include survey methodology, research design, statistics, aging and caregiver stress, elder abuse, technology for aging and disabled populations, and coping with victimization.