Carole B. Cox, PhD,
is Professor, Graduate School of Social Service, Fordham University. She is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the author of more than
50 journal articles and chapters dealing with various aspects of aging and caregiving. Dr. Cox has done extensive research on caregivers for persons with
Alzheimer's disease, their needs, and use of services with a particular focus on ethnicity. In the last few years, she has expanded her interest in
caregiving to that of grandparents raising their grandchildren. She has developed a program and curriculum for empowerment training for grandparents,Empowering Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: A Training Manual for Group Leaders (Springer Publishing Company, 2000) and is also the editor ofTo Grandmothers House We Go and Stay: Perspectives on Custodial Grandparents (Springer Publishing Company, 2000). Her other books includeHome Care for the Elderly: An International Perspective, co-authored with Abraham Monk (1991); The Frail Elderly: Problems, Needs, and Community Responses (1993); Ethnicity and Social Work Practice, co-authored with Paul Ephross
(1998); Community Care for an Aging Society: Policies and Services (Springer Publishing Company, 2005); and Dementia and Social Work Practice (Springer Publishing Company, 2007).