Ellen A. Bruce, JD

Ellen A. Bruce, is director of the Gerontology Institute of the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

She is also an associate professor in the Gerontology Department, teaching law and public policy courses in the Gerontology Graduate Program. Her primary areas of interest are income security for older adults, pensions and retirement income, older women, and elder law.

A graduate of Wellesley College and Northeastern University School of Law, Ellen has more than 35 years experience in the field of elder law. Prior to coming to UMass Boston, she was the senior managing attorney of Greater Boston Elderly Legal Services.

Ellen is a president of the national board of OWL, the voice of midlife and older women.