Paula Knapp Kupstas, Ph.D., Project Director
Dr. Paula K. Kupstas has served on the staff of the Virginia Center on Aging since 1996. She directs several grant-funded training initiatives on domestic violence in later life and elder abuse, including an elder abuse training project that was selected by the US Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women in 2006 as a pilot grantee, one of ten nationally that year. Dr. Kupstas serves on the Governor´s Domestic Violence Prevention and Response Advisory Board. She is a founding member of the Central Virginia Task Force on Domestic Violence in Later Life, a regional collaboration of service providers, criminal justice and other allied professionals working since 1998 to raise awareness and improve the community response to older victims of domestic, family and sexual violence.
She obtained her PhD in health economics from the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University; an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh; and a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Tech.