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Now that public health has added 30 years to human life expectancy, it’s time to create the social systems that can optimize longer lives. 

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Faculty in Aging

Bin Cheng
Professor
Biostatistics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Guohua Li
Professor
Epidemiology
Julie Herbstman
Associate Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Joseph Lee
Professor at CUMC
Epidemiology (in the Sergievsky Center) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Joyce Pressley
Associate Professor
Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management at the Columbia University Medical Center
Jeri Nieves
Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology
John Rowe
Julius B. Richmond Professor of Health Policy and Aging
Health Policy and Management
Kavita Sivaramakrishnan
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Linda Fried
Dean of the Mailman School of Public Health and DeLamar Professor of Public Health Practice, Professor
Epidemiology and Medicine
Lynn Tepper
Clinical Professor
Behavioral Science (In Sociomedical Sciences and Dentistry)
Mary Northridge
Professor
Clinical Sociomedical Sciences (in Dental Medicine)
Mady Hornig
Associate Professor
Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
Myrna Weissman
Diane Goldman Kemper Family Professor
Epidemiology (in Psychiatry)
Norman Kleiman
Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences at the Columbia University Medical Center
Sharon Schwartz
Professor
Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
Thelma Mielenz
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
Xinhua Liu
Professor
Biostatistics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Esteban Calvo
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Epidemiology (in CAC)
Ari Markenson
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Health Policy and Management
Vegard Skirbekk
Professor
Population and Family Health (In the Columbia Aging Center)
May Hua
Assistant Professor
Anesthesiology (In Epidemiology) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Andrea Baccarelli
Leon Hess Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Ana Navas-Acien
Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Harold Pincus
Professor
Psychiatry (in Health Policy and Management)
John McHugh
Assistant Professor
Health Policy & Management
Pia Mauro
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Brandon Pearson
Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Sarah Tom
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology (in Neurology and the Gertrude H Sergievsky Center)
Yian Gu
Assistant Professor of Neurological Sciences
(in Neurology, Epidemiology, the G.H. Sergievsky Center and the Taub Institute)
Daniel Belsky
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology (In CAC)
Adina Zeki Al Hazzouri
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology (In CAC)
Priya Palta
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology and Assistant Professor of Medical Science (In Medicine)
Ka Kahe
Tilden-Weger-Bieler Professor
Obstetrics & Gynecology and Epidemiology
Steven Katz
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Health Policy and Management

News & Features

A new study by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the Robert Butler Columbia Aging Center, and Université Paris-Dauphine–PSL, found that having three or more versus two children may have a negative effect on late-life cognition. This effect was strong
In a study at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center researchers have devised a new metric, the Health-Adjusted Dependency Ratio (HADR) as an alternative to the most commonly used aging metric, the Old-Age Dependency Ratio (OAD
Dean Linda P. Fried has been awarded the Association of American Physicians’ 2022 George M. Kober Medal, in recognition of her groundbreaking contributions to the science of healthy aging, particularly the science defining the clinical syndrome of frailty and for prevention of frailty, disab

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Caunca MR, Odden MC, Glymour MM, ...Zeki Al Hazzouri A, et al. Association of Racial Residential Segregation Throughout Young Adulthood and Cognitive Performance in Middle-aged Participants in the CARDIA Study [published online ahead of print, 2020 May 4]. JAMA Neurol. 2020;e200860. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2020.0860. View abstract.

Dzau VJ, Inouye SK, Rowe JW, Finkelman E, Yamada T. Enabling Healthful Aging for All - The National Academy of Medicine Grand Challenge in Healthy Longevity. N Engl J Med. 2019;381(18):1699‐1701. doi:10.1056/NEJMp1912298. View abstract.

Hoogendijk EO, Afilalo J, Ensrud KE, Kowal P, Onder G, Fried LP. Frailty: implications for clinical practice and public health. Lancet. 2019;394(10206):1365‐1375. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(19)31786-6. View abstract.

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