Joseph F Coughlin
Joseph F. Coughlin is founder and Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab -- the first multi-disciplinary research program sponsored by government and business to understand the behavior of the 45+ population as decision-makers, consumers, patients, caregivers, advisors and technology users. Dr. Coughlin's research focuses on how the convergence of baby boomer expectations and technology will shape the future of public policy and drive innovation across global industries -- including auto; health; transport; insurance and financial services; and telecommunications. He has published his work in a variety of business and policy journals. He teaches strategic management and public policy in MIT's School of Engineering, Engineering Systems Division. Dr. Coughlin earned his Ph.D. at Boston University, AM from Brown University and his BA from the State University of New York. Prior to joining MIT Dr. Coughlin was with EG&G (Carlyle Group) a Fortune 1000 science and technology company where he led the transportation technical services consulting practice serving industry and government worldwide.