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Jost Lottes, Ph.D.

Research Associate

Office: 470J URBN
Phone: 503-725-5216
Fax: 503-725-5100


Employment of older adults; aging Baby Boomers; informal caregiving (with an emphasis on balancing caregiving and work); econometrics; lifelong learning


Dr. Lottes directs the Senior Adult Learning Center, Portland State University’s lifelong learning program. He also serves as evaluator for the Oregon Geriatric Education Consortium, Life by Design Northwest, and the Comprehensive Geriatric Education Program. A recent project focused on valuation methods for informal elder care, and the positive aspects of caregiving.


Dr. Lottes teaches classes in social gerontology, economics of aging, organizational theory, and business and aging.