*UPDATE* Remote viewing unavailable for this CPRC Seminar - May 4th

Columbia Population Research Center

is pleased to invite you to: 

“We Don't Have a Plan. We Should Be Working On a Plan: Obstacles to Caregiver Transition Planning for Individuals with Fragile X Syndrome"

presented by Harold Pollack (joint work with Rebecca Feinstein)

Helen Ross Professor at the School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago


Thursday, May 4th, 2017

11:45pm - 12:45pm

Room 532B

Mailman School of Public Health

722 West 168th Street


UPDATE: There will me no remote viewing. We encourage attendance uptown. Thank you.


Videoconference is available at:

Columbia University School of Social Work

1255 Amsterdam Avenue


Registration required at https://cupop.formstack.com/forms/rsvp

Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP to attend at the School of Social Work.



Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the most common heritable form of intellectual disability. Adults with FXS vary in their health status and functional capacity and require a range of caregiving activities, including full-time supervision, help with activities of daily living, and coordination of daily activities and services. This qualitative study of 39 respondents examines caregiving, transition, and long-term planning for adults with FXS and examines related challenges in the design and implementation of service interventions.


Harold Pollack is the Helen Ross Professor at the School of Social Service Administration. He is also an Affiliate Professor in the Biological Sciences Collegiate Division and the Department of Public Health Sciences. He is Co-Director of The University of Chicago Crime Lab and the University of Chicago Health Lab. He has published widely at the interface between poverty policy and public health. His research appears in such journals as Addiction, Journal of the American Medical Association, American Journal of Public Health, Health Services Research, Pediatrics, and Social Service Review. His writings have appeared in Washington Post, the Nation, the New York Times, New Republic, and other popular publications. He received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University. He holds master’s and doctorate degrees in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. 

For additional information regarding the Spring 2017 CPRC Seminar Series please visit: http://cupop.columbia.edu/events/seminar-series/cprc-seminars