The Social Research, Policy, and Practice Section (SRPP) is one of GSA’s six membership groups that members can select for primary or secondary affiliation.

Disciplines and Professions that Affiliate with SRPP

Social Research, Policy, and Practice Section membership includes educators, researchers, practitioners, and policy makers committed to improving policies and services for older adults and their families. It includes many with background or jobs in such areas as social work, social policy, nursing, economics, sociology, political science, medicine, planning, pastoral counseling, and business.

Volunteer Opportunities

ESPO provides members a variety of ways to contribute, including organizing networking and educational programs, developing and supporting ESPO products and services, and serving in leadership roles. Learn more about volunteer opportunities here.

Engagement Activities

The SRPP Section organizes several virtual programs during the year. In-person networking and programming also occurs at the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting.


The SRPP officer list can be found here.

SRPP Awards

The Social Research, Policy, and Practice Section offers awards for all career levels.