Dr. Alan DeLaTorre

Alan is a project manager for Portland’s Age-Friendly Cities project (in collaboration with the World Health Organization) and is the coordinator for Global Aging and Health: Enhancing Communities in Nicaragua program (in collaboration with the Jessie F. Richardson Foundation). His doctoral research focused on understanding the factors that affect the planning and development of sustainable, affordable housing for older adults and is actively involved in making Portland a better place for those of all ages and abilities. Dr. DeLaTorre’s teaching has focused on housing and environments for older adults, global aging, and service-learning projects with both graduate and undergraduate students. Alan also works for the Jessie F. Richardson Foundation – a close community partner of the Institute on Aging – as its Director of Operations, and serves on a number of community organizations including: Commissioner of the Portland Commission on Disability; Member of the Portland Age-Friendly Advisory Council and Chair of the Housing Subcommittee; Advisor to Villages NW, Portland’s “Village” for aging in place; and as a Board Member for the Oregon Gerontological Association.