Cynthia Stuen is a Representative to the United Nations on behalf of the International Federation on Ageing and is currently Vice Chair of the NGO Committee on Ageing/New York . She remains active in advocacy for inclusion of older persons in the implementation and monitoring of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Her 40+ year professional career has been in field of gerontology. She has worked and conducted research in long term care, community based service delivery, and provided professional and consumer education in field of vision impairment
Her numerous publications, presentations and research endeavors cover topics of age-related sensory loss, access to environments for older adults with impaired vision and contributions older adults and their family and friends can make to program planning and service delivery.
Dr. Stuen received her Bachelor’s Degree from Valparaiso University, her Masters Degree from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration and her doctorate from Columbia University. She is a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and The Gerontological Society of America.