Dr. Joseph Coughlin, PhD is Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab and teaches in MIT’s Department of Urban Studies & Planning and the Sloan School’s Advanced Management Program.
He is a researcher, speaker and advisor whose work explores how global demographic change and technology are transforming business and society. He is one of Fast Company Magazine’s ‘100 Most Creative People in Business’ and he was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of ‘12 pioneers inventing the future of retirement and how we will all live, work and play tomorrow.’
Dr. Coughlin has served on advisory boards for global firms, and was appointed by President George W. Bush to the White House Advisory Committee on Aging and by Governor Charlie Baker to the Governor’s Council on Aging in Massachusetts. He is a Behavioral Sciences Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, a Fellow of Switzerland’s World Demographics & Aging Forum, and a senior contributor to Forbes. Dr. Coughlin’s recent book, The Longevity Economy, takes on myths around aging to look at what older people actually want.