Dr. Robyn I. Stone, a noted researcher and leading authority on aging and long-term policy, is the Senior Vice President of Research, LeadingAge and Co-Director, LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston. LTSS’ mission is to create a bridge among the policy, practice and research communities to advance the development of high quality services. It also provides a forum for the health, supportive services and housing communities to explore and develop policies and programs to meet the needs of an agin society. The LTSS signature areas are: advancing quality, educating consumers, developing a quality workforce and creating affordable housing with services.
Stone came to LeadingAge from the International Longevity Center-USA in New York, NY, where she was executive director and chief operating officer.
Previously, she worked for the Federal Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (now known as the Agency for Health care Research and Quality).
Stone also served the White House as deputy assistant secretary for disability, aging and long-term care policy and as acting assistant secretary for aging in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the Clinton administration.
She was a senior researcher at the National Center for Health Services as well as at Project Hope’s Center for Health Affairs. Stone was on the staff of the 1989 Bipartisan Commission on Comprehensive Health Care and the 1993 Clinton administration’s Task Force on Health Care Reform.
Stone holds a doctorate in public health from the University of California, Berkeley.