Kathryn Jedrziewski, PhD received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991 and has worked in gerontology and geriatrics for over 30 years. Currently, she serves as the Deputy Director of the Institute on Aging (IOA) at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is responsible for overseeing all of the daily administrative activities of the IOA, while working closely with Director John Trojanowski, MD, PhD, IOA to shape and implement a vision for the future of the IOA.
Prior to taking on this role, Dr. Jedrziewski planned and directed the University of Pennsylvania Partners in Healthy Living (PPHL), a Penn consumer membership program with over 90,000 members age 50 and older. Before becoming Director of PPHL, Jedrziewski spent many years as a senior-level research Project Manager at Penn, working closely with various principal investigators on developing research proposals, co-authoring papers and reports, and directing all aspects of the various research projects, predominately in geriatrics/gerontology.
Before going to the University of Pennsylvania in 1985, Dr. Jedrziewski worked directly with Philadelphia older adults at the Philadelphia Center for Older People (now Philadelphia Senior Center), starting as a drama specialist, moving on to become the Northern Branch Program Director and finally Coordinator of the Northern Branch. She continues to provide training to direct service workers through Philadelphia's Area Agency on Aging, the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging.