Mark Brennan-Ing, PhD
Senior Research Scientist
Mark Brennan-Ing conducts psychosocial research on factors affecting coping and adapting to chronic conditions among vulnerable older adults, including people with HIV as well as sexual and gender minorities. Prior to his appointment at Brookdale, Dr. Brennan-Ing was a Senior Research Associate at the New York City Department for the Aging and Lighthouse International, and was the Director for Research and Evaluation at ACRIA, an HIV research and education organization.
He is a past president of the State Society on Aging of New York (SSANY), a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, and past chair of the American Psychological Association’s Committee on Sexual Minority and Gender Diversity. He was an invited member of the NIH Office of AIDS Research Working Group on HIV and Aging. Dr. Brennan-Ing has been recognized for his work by the Brookdale Center, Pride Senior Network, and the New York State Office for the Aging. In 2017, he received the SSANY’s Walter M. Beattie Award. Dr. Brennan-Ing was the lead editor on Older Adults with HIV: An In-depth Examination of an Emerging Population (2009), and HIV and Aging: Interdisciplinary Topics in Gerontology and Geriatrics (2016), which received a “High Commendation” from the British Medical Association. He has authored over 100 peer-review journal articles, chapters and books.
He received his BA in psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and his MA and PhD in applied developmental psychology from Fordham University.