Joseph F. Coughlin

Director, MIT AgeLab · Massachusetts Institute of Technology

You're not getting older, you're getting better! MIT's AgeLab Director explains how changing demographics will impact business & government

Aging Social Innovation Gerontology New Technology Understanding the Impact of Place On Well-Being

Emily A. Greenfield, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Social Work · Rutgers

Dr. Greenfield's research addresses how early life experiences matter for aging. She also studies age-friendly community change processes.

Ageing Life Course Human Development Social Services Theory Development Loneliness

Prof. Hans-Werner Wahl

Director Network Aging Research · Heidelberg University

Hans-Werner Wahl researches activities the role of subjective aging and physical-technological environments for aging well.

Applied Gerontology and Intervention Developmental Psychology Chronic Functional Loss Aging Research Subjective Aging

Dr. Margaret Neal

Director, Institute on Aging · Portland State University

Dr. Neal is Director of the Institute on Aging and Professor of Community Health at Portland State University.

Education and Training Active Ageing Lifelong Learning Ageing in Place Frailty

Corinne Kyriacou

Associate Professor of Health Professions · Hofstra University

Dr. Kyriacou studies public health challenges for the chronically ill. She was the Master of Public Health Program's founding director.

Health Care System Organization, Financing, Delivery and Reform Health and Aging Policy Public Health Leadership Planning, Implementation and Evaluation of Community Health Programs Integrated Care

Dr. Jean-Pierre Michel

Professor of Geriatric Medicine · Geneva University

Dr. Jean-Pierre Michel is a full Professor of Medicine at Geneva University Medical School and head of the geriatric ward

Vaccination Adult Vaccination Geriatric Medicine Public Palliative Medicine Vaccines 4 Life Program

James Ellor, Ph.D.

Professor of Social Work · Baylor University

Dr. Ellor works with older adults around issues of mental and spiritual health

Meaning Oriented (Logo) therapy The Role of the Church as Service Provider Training Needs for Paraprofessionals and Professionals Hunger among Older Adults Spiritual Assessment Among the Elderly

Anna Muraco

Professor and Chair of Sociology · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Intersection of Gay and Straight Life in Aging Social Relationships Gender Aging and the Life Course Caregiving and Friendship Across the Life Course

Iris Chi

Chinese-American Golden Age Association/Dr. Frances Wu Chair for Chinese Elderly Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Expert in elderly health and gerontology, and currently directs the China Program

Aging Gerontology China Caregiving Behavioral Health

Jed Johnson

Managing Director of Aging Services · CARF International

Jed Johnson is an award-winning, national leader in adult- and senior-services arenas.

Senior Transportation Rural caregiving Military or veteran caregiving Adult Day Services Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Dr. Alex Mihailidis

Associate Professor · Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto

Dr Mihailidis has been conducting research in the field of pervasive computing and intelligent systems in health for the past 15 years,

Applied Technologies Intellegent Systems Pervasive Computing Re-enablement Rehabilitation Engineering

Dr. Debra Whitman

Chief Public Policy Officer · AARP

Debra Whitman, PhD, is an economist and expert on aging issues with extensive experience in national policymaking and global research.

Public Policy Active Ageing Elder Abuse Retirement Human Rights

Prof. Jean Woo

Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Director, CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing · University of Hong Kong

Professor Woo's research interests include chronic diseases affecting elderly people, health services research, nutrition epidemiology

Geriatric Medicine Public Health Nutrition Epidemiology Chronic diseases affecting elderly people Health Services Research

Vera Gorbunova

Doris Johns Cherry Professor Professor of Biology and Co-Director of the Rochester Aging Research Center · University of Rochester

Gorbunova's innovative research on DNA repair and the aging process has been internationally recognized

Biology of Aging DNA Repair Cancer Resistance

Dr. William Reichman

President and CEO · Baycrest

Dr. Reichman is a noted global authority on the delivery of mental health and dementia services in geriatric care and residential settings

Geriatrics Maintaining Autonomy: the Brain Fitness Movement Strategies for Remembering Nutrition and the Aging Brain Mental Health and Aging

Dr. Samir K. Sinha

Director of Geriatrics · Mount Sinai Hospital

Dr. Samir Sinha is a passionate and respected advocate for the needs of older adults

Frailty Public Policy Quality of Care Ageing in Place Carers and Caregiving

Dr. Ruth Finkelstein

Associate Director · Columbia International Longevity Centre

Dr. Ruth Finkelstein translates interdisciplinary scientific knowledge on aging and its societal implications into policy-focused practice.

Vaccination Public Policy Ageing in Place Lifelong Learning Active Ageing

Adam Woods

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Woods’ work demonstrates that combining cognitive training with non-invasive brain stimulation can improve cognitive abilities.

Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Cognitive Ageing Brain Imaging Dementia

Dr. Anne Martin-Matthews

Professor, Ageing and Lifecourse · University British Columbia

Anne Martin-Matthews' current research focuses on two areas of inquiry in the sociology of aging.

Public Policy Work Carers and Caregiving Active Ageing

Prof. Suzanne Garon

Professor · School of Social Work, University of Sherbrooke

Ph. D. in Sociology (Frankfurt, Germany, 1992) is a full professor at the School of Social Work of the University of Sherbrooke

Age-friendly Environments Social Work Lifelong Learning Gerontology Research Community Development