Dr. Montoro Rodriguez – Gerontology Program Director at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte (UNCC)

Dr. Montoro Rodriguez – gerontology.uncc.edu/

Dr. Rodriguez is the Gerontology Program Director at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte (UNCC). He is a sociologist with a teaching and research background in the area of aging, health, human development and family studies. Most of his research during the past 20 years has examined the interrelations between formal and informal support systems and optimal adaptation and adjustment to developmental changes for older adults. His recent work with family caregivers attempts to identify conditions under which older adults and their families would increase community-based service use, in particular the implications of cultural inequalities (race, gender) as generators of distress for older adults.