Melissa O'Connor, PhD

Associate Professor | M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing · Villanova University

Melissa O'Connor, PhD, MBA, RN, is an expert in home health care, geriatric nursing and transitions in care.

Geriatrics and Gerontology Applied Health Informatics Geriatric Nursing Geriatric Home Health Transitions in Care

William Perez

Professor · Loyola Marymount University

Department of Educational Leadership and Administration

Immigration Status & Nationality Race and Ethnicity Diversity Social Identity Motivation

Tammy Schirle

Associate Professor of Economics · Wilfrid Laurier University

Associate Professor of Economics & Director of the Laurier Centre for Economic Research and Policy Analysis

Applied Econometrics Economics of Gender Economics of Aging Public economics Labour Economics

Dr. Pat Armstrong

Professor · Department of Sociology, York University

Dr. Armstrong's work focuses on the fields of social policy, of women, work and the health and social services.

Decent Work for All Feminist Political Economy Women and Work Health Policy Health Care

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

Dr. Marla Shapiro

Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine | Preventive Medicine · University of Toronto

Dr. Shapiro was named a member of the Order of Canada, for contributions as a family physician and trusted source of health information.

Vaccination COVID-19 Community Health Family Medicine Epidemiology

Derek Dunham

Vice-President, Client Services · Varsity Branding

Derek Dunham brings over 20 years of experience in branding, marketing and communication.

Direct Advertising Social Media Marketing Integrated Marketing Brand Development Creative Direction

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

Amy Saxe-Custack

Assistant Professor of Public Health · Michigan State University

Dr. Saxe-Custack is a Registered Dietitian and Assistant Professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.

Chronic Diseases Pediatric Nutrition Fresh Foods

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

Claudia Finkelstein

Director of Wellness, Resilience and Vulnerable Populations · Michigan State University

Dr. Finkelstein's area of interest is that of physician health, believing that thriving physicians provide excellent care to their patients.

Mind-Body Interaction Medical Education Internal Medicine Physician Health Medical Research

Yong Cai, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC at Chapel Hill

Professor Cai is a leading expert in Chinese Society and Social Demography

Social Demography Sociology of Health Chinese Society Comparative Historical Sociology Research Methodology

Lynn Blanchard, Ph.D.

Director, Carolina Center for Public Service · UNC-Chapel Hill

Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Director of the Carolina Center for Public Service at UNC

Community Engagement Civic Engagement Philanthropy Education Community and Team Building Public Service

Dr. Rory Fisher

Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine · University of Toronto

Dr Rory Fisher is a Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

Frailty Public Policy Quality of Care

Nancy Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Professor of Nutritional Sciences · University of Connecticut

Nutrition expert, focusing on the relationship between exercise and protein intake

Protein intake in health obese and non-obese children Protein intake Energy balance and protein utilization in athletes

Mia Papas, MS, Ph.D

Director of the Institute for Research on Equity and Community Health · ChristianaCare

Dr. Papas utilizes real-world evidence to accelerate the process of moving research into practice to improve health for all.

Epidemiology Health Equity Disease Prevention Translational Research Population Health

Steven King, M.S.

Associate Professor of Emerging Technologies, Hussman School of Journalism and Media · UNC-Chapel Hill

As a computer scientist and journalist, King experiments with emerging technologies to present news and information in new ways.

Drones Innovation & Creativity Robotics Virtual Reality VR

Dr. Bradley Willcox

Professor and Director of Research · Department of Geriatric Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii

Dr. Willcox is also an author of a NY Times best-selling book on healthy aging

Long Term Care Geriatric Medicine Internal Medicine

Jay Yoo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences Apparel Merchandising · Baylor University

Expert in fashion merchandising, apparel and consumer behavior

Green Consumption Body-Tanning Behaviors Apparel and Consumer Behavior Fashion Merchandising Appearance-Related Behaviors

Dr. Katherine McGilton

Senior Scientist · Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

Dr. McGilton's research focus is in care of persons with cognitive impairment

Care of Persons with Cognitive Impairement Intervantions and Models of Care Delivery Re-enablement Dementia Care Long Term Care