The DZA has the legal status of a (nonprofit) registered association. Members are gerontologists and geriatricians as well as representatives of the funding institution, the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend).

The advisory board consists of scientists from different disciplines in the behavioural and social sciences.

Members of the DZA e.V.

Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth

  • Ministerial-Direktor Prof. Dr. Matthias von Schwanenflügel, Berlin (Chairperson of the board)
  • Dr. Gabriele Müller-List, Bonn (Member of the board)
  • Dr. Sven-Olaf Obst, Berlin

Academic Members

  • Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Wahl, Universität Heidelberg (Member of the board)
  • Prof. Dr. Anette Eva Fasang, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Adelheid Kuhlmey, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Members of the Scientific Advisory Board

  • Prof. Dr. Martina Brandt, Universität Dortmund
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Eid, Freie Universität Berlin (Deputy chairperson)
  • Prof. Dr. Alexandra Freund, Universität Zürich
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Haan, DIW Berlin und Freie Universität Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Karsten Hank, Universität zu Köln (Chairperson)
  • Prof. Dr. Ute Klammer, Universität Duisburg-Essen
  • Prof. Dr. Gabriele Meyer, Universitätsklinikum Halle (Saale)
  • Prof. Dr. Heinz Rothgang, Universität Bremen