Lori Griswold, Ph.D., M.S.G., is a policy analyst and gerontologist. Her academic credentials include a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Masters in Gerontology from the Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and a Ph.D. in Social Policy from the Heller School, Brandeis University in Boston.
For nearly four decades, Dr. Griswold has worked with and advocated for older and disabled persons in a variety of positions and setting. She currently consults in the field of long-term care, is working on two books and throughout her career has enjoyed serving as an advocate and consultant to help clients, colleagues, friends and families navigate the long-term care maze when needing assistance with home care, hospice, facility care or other health care needs. Some of her past professional experience includes Consultant for the Department of Justice/US Attorneys Office, SE Pennsylvania Region, Executive Vice Present and Acting President for GRISWOLD SPECIAL CARE, Executive Director of the Special Care Foundation. Long-time member of the PA Intragovernmental Council on Long-Term Care, worked in and consulted for adult day care and nursing and rehab facilities, directed a research project for the National Institute on Aging at UCLA’s Borun Center for Gerontological Research, visiting scientist in Sweden assessing quality of life for persons *5+, worked with Fortune 500 and government agencies on pre-retirement planning, and authored various articles, book chapter, and grant applications. Dr, Griswold has a long history of involvement in federal/national, state and local advocacy and policy organizations and boards. She has received a variety of awards, including the Philadelphia Business Journal “40 Under 40,” “Top 100 professionals to Watch” and the “50 Best Women in Business.”
Some of Dr. Griswold’s Board work includes Germantown Academy Board of Trustees, Griswold Home Care, Jefferson’s Weinberg ALS Center Advisory Group, Penn’s Cardiovascular Institute Leadership Council, Highlands Historical Society Board of Trustees, Upper Dublin Lutheran Church Council, the Jean Griswold Foundation Board of Directors, Wake Forest University Parent’s Council, and more.