Nina Glasgow received a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1982. She was employed as a sociologist in the Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. from 1980-1987. From 1987 to the present she has been employed by Cornell University as an assistant professor and currently is a senior research associate in the Department of Development Sociology. Dr. Glasgow’s research, teaching, and outreach have focused largely on the sociology of aging and the life course, especially in rural communities. She has conducted research on a number of aging-related topics including demographic aspects of aging; poverty and income status; quality of life; health; and the social integration of rural older people, and has often used a comparative perspective on rural-urban differences in aging. A particular interest of hers is the social causation of health and longevity, and she co-edited and contributed chapters to the book, Social Integration in the Second Half of Life (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000), which focused on the positive effects of social integration on health. In 2004, Dr. Glasgow co-edited and contributed chapters to the textbook, Critical Issues in Rural Health (John Wiley and Sons, publishers). A long-standing research interest of hers has been the antecedents and consequences of rural retirement migration, and Glasgow co-authored the book, Rural Retirement Migration, published by Springer in 2008. She has also published numerous refereed journal articles and book chapters, as well as several policy and research briefs that use evidence from her research to communicate with broader, non-academic audiences. Dr. Glasgow has been a recipient of several externally funded research grants, and she has lead or co-lead several projects funded to organize and conduct conferences, a rural learning network, and design curricula on rural development. Dr. Glasgow is a member of several honor societies and has received awards for her work at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and at Cornell University.