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Market-Based Solutions to Vital Economic Issues


Prescribing policy that leads to prosperity for the urban disadvantaged.

Heather Altman

Research Fellow

Heather Altman, Vice President of Outreach & Community Connections, Carol Woods Retirement Community.  In her role as Vice President of Outreach & Community Connections, Dr. Altman focuses on community-based initiatives that address service delivery, workforce development and policy and planning related to aging services, with particular emphasis on improving care transitions and supporting aging-in-place initiatives.

Dr. Altman serves on the boards of local non-profits and public agencies dedicated to supporting older adults and their caregivers. In 2014, she was appointed as project manager of the Global Aging & Technology Collaborative, co-sponsored by partners at Carol Woods, UNC, MIT, Cambridge & Newcastle Universities in the United Kingdom. She is also an adjunct assistant professor at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School with courses on aging & social entrepreneurship and aging & sustainable community development.

Prior to joining Carol Woods, Dr. Altman worked for the Center for Advancing Health in Washington, DC and Howe-Lewis International and Planned Parenthood Federation of America in New York City. Originally from Boston, she received her undergraduate degree from Brandeis University and Master of Public Health and Doctor of Public Health degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill.