Joseph F. Coughlin

Founder and Director

MIT AgeLab

Joseph F. Coughlin, Ph.D. is the Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab. His revolutionary research provides insights on how demographic change, technology, social trends and consumer behavior will converge to drive future innovations in business and government. 

In addition to directing MIT’s AgeLab he teaches policy and systems innovation in MIT's Department of Urban Studies & Planning as well as the Sloan School of Management Executive Education Program. He is author of the online publication Disruptive Demographics and a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and MarketWatch. Joseph Coughlin’s influential work has been featured on countless media outlets and is known around the world. According to the Wall Street Journal he is one of “12 pioneers inventing the future of retirement and how we will all live, work and play tomorrow”.