Vice President of Research
As Age Wave’s Vice President of Research, Erin McInrue Savage plays a vital role in conceptualizing and leading acclaimed national thought-leadership studies that illuminate how aging, longevity, and retirement shape the marketplace, the workplace, and our lives.
Erin applies her skills in research and analysis to collect and extract compelling, data-driven findings to investigate a breadth of groundbreaking topics central to aging, including shifts in intergenerational family dynamics, changing demographics in the workforce, factors impacting our health as we live longer lives, changes in financial priorities leading up to and through retirement, and the myths and motivations regarding working in later life. Innovative insights from this body of work have been featured in leading print and electronic media, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the Washington Post, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, the Huffington Post, CBS MoneyWatch, PBS, CNBC, and the Today show.
Erin has presented high-impact insights at national and international aging-related conferences, including the prestigious annual conference of the American Society on Aging (ASA) and the Illinois Governor’s Conference on Aging and Disability, as well as state and regional conferences. She is also an alumna of and faculty member at ASA’s Leadership Institute.
Prior to joining Age Wave, Erin contributed to and published later-life research at Brown University; Johns Hopkins; and the University of California, San Francisco; on the topics of sleep, epidemiology, wellness, and health promotion. She is also experienced in community research, having led research efforts at AAAs, nonprofits, and a pioneering wellness-focused senior center.
Erin is passionate about advancing our understanding of the trends and implications of population aging, and she is committed to supporting organizations in better serving the needs of people in their second half of life. Trained in gerontology and epidemiology, Erin holds an MPH from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a BS from Queen’s University in Canada. She serves as a member of the Technical Expert Panel on the Program for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and is Vice President of the Board for the Bay Area-based nonprofit, At Home With Growing Older.
Erin grew up in a small town in Southeastern Ontario, where she spent as much time as possible figure skating. After several years on the East Coast, she relocated to San Francisco Bay Area, where she took up a new ice sport—curling—and is a member of a competitive women’s curling team.