Mary Lou Ciolfi

Mary Lou Ciolfi, JD, MS


Off Campus




University of New Hampshire School of Law
MS, Health Policy
University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service
BA, Romance Languages
University of Chicago


Current research

I am currently evaluating a Reframing Aging culture change initiative in Maine. The project is an effort to bring greater awareness to ageism in our society and its harmful impact on the physical and mental wellbeing of older people. We are using a Diffusion of Innovations Theory approach to this work.

Research interests

Legal aspects of end-of-life planning and health care delivery
Dignity of Risk and Surplus Safety concepts
Social isolation and loneliness in older people
Aging policy

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