Research Associate Professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research
Esther Friedman is a Research Associate Professor at the Survey Research Center, where she also serves as an Associate Director of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID). Dr. Friedman is a sociologist whose research examines how families and communities facilitate the health and wellbeing of older adults. Much of her recent work focuses on family caregiving and long-term care. She is currently leading a study for which she is collecting and analyzing new data on the social support networks of family caregivers to persons with dementia.