People

Staff Leadership

  • Caitlin M. Hawke

    • Associate Director, Programming

    Senior Science and Strategy Officer
    Co-Lead, MPH Health of an Aging Society Certificate and Longevity Fellows Program
    Senior Administrator, Yusuf Hamied Fellowship Program

    Caitlin builds interdisciplinary partnerships and identifies research synergies among campus faculty, visiting international and U.S. scholars, and trainees.

    Caitlin served on the board of directors of Bloomingdale Aging in Place (BAiP) from 2011-2016 . An all-volunteer, intergenerational network of neighbors based on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, BAiP is dedicated to helping older adults lead vital, connected, safe and comfortable lives as their needs change.  Until 2021, she oversaw 1200 activity points each year as co-chairman of BAiP's activities sector, serving 1400 older adults.  BAiP was awarded the 2016 Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize. 

    Prior to joining the Center, Caitlin was the Executive Director of the Pasteur Foundation, the U.S. representative office of the Institut Pasteur, based in Paris.  She established the Pasteur Foundation Award, which honors distinguished industry leaders, Nobel Laureates and policymakers for their furtherance of public health.  Under her leadership, the Foundation's scope grew to encompass a range of scientific training and bilateral exchange programs with France and the United States, as well as a global cooperative agreement between the Department for Health and Human Services and the International Network of the Institut Pasteur. Caitlin  also served as an advisor to the Jonas Salk Legacy Foundation, and spearheaded the organization of events marking the centenary of Jonas Salk throughout 2014 and 2015.

    She graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a dual degree in Anthropology and French.

    The French Government named her Chevalier in the National Order of Merit in 2005 and Chevalier in the National Order of the Legion of Honor in 2012.  In 2015, she received the Reid Hall Golden Jubilee Medal from Columbia University's Global Center | Europe.  She is the recipient of the 2019 Columbia Mailman School of Public Health Staff Excellence Award. And in her community she was recognized with the 2021 Jim Torain Award of the Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group.

    Education

    BA, University of Pennsylvania

    Honors and Awards

    Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group Jim Tourain Award, 2021
    Columbia Mailman School of Public Health Staff Excellence Award, 2019
    Reid Hall Golden Jubilee Medal, Columbia University's Global Center: Europe, 2015
    Chevalier, French National Order of the Legion of Honor, 2012
    Chevalier, French National Order of Merit, 2005

  • Rosine T. Moussa, MA

    • Center Administrator

    Center Administrator, Columbia Aging Center

    Rosine oversees the Finances, Operations and Administration of the Center since joining the Center in 2016. With over 17 years of progressive experience in Administration at Columbia University she brings a unique level of expertise, particularly in the areas of Research and Compliance. Prior to joining the Center, Rosine served as the first Administrator for the New York Obesity Research Center, when they joined the College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2014. Prior to that she held roles as Grants Manager for ICAP in the Mailman School of Public Health and the Pulmonary Division in the Department of Medicine; and also served as a Project Officer in the Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) at Columbia University.

     

    Education & Training:

    MA, Teachers College, Columbia University

    BA, Hunter College in the City University of New York

    2014, Foundations and Principles of Sponsored Research at Columbia University Certification

    2007, National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) training for Administrators

Core Faculty and Their Interests

  • Linda P. Fried, MD MPH

    • Dean of the Mailman School of Public Health
    • DeLamar Professor of Public Health
    • Professor, Epidemiology and Medicine

    Co-Lead, Program in Thriving Aging Societies: Social Engagement and Societal Infrastructure

    Research Interests

    Health span creation; prevention of frailty, chronic disease, loneliness and disability; enabling the social capital of aging society to create solutions for society and creating new social infrastructure and a Third Demographic Dividend through successfully aging societies.

    Affiliations

    Core member, Aging Society Network; Co-Chair, National Academy of Medicine Commission to Create a Global Roadmap for Healthy Longevity; Member, NYC Age-Friendly City Commission.

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  • Allison Aiello, PhD

    • James S. Jackson Healthy Longevity Professor of Epidemiology (in the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center)

    Lead, Program on Biosocial Aging and Health Equity
    Co-Lead of MPH Health of an Aging Society Certificate and Longevity Fellows Program

    Research Interests

    How markers of socioeconomic status influence a range of health outcomes, with a focus on infection, immunity, Alzheimer’s Disease, cardiovascular, and mental.

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  • John Beard, MBBS, PhD

    • Irene Diamond Professor of Productive Aging (in Health Policy Management, Epidemiology and in the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center) at CUMC

    Research Interests

    Translating the epidemiology of aging into policies that promote healthy longevity globally.

  • Daniel Belsky, PhD

    • Associate Professor of Epidemiology (in the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center)

    Research Interests

    Translating aging biology to inform public health strategies for aging populations, including quantification of biological aging for randomized trials of geroprotective interventions and population surveillance; genetic and environmental risk factors for accelerated aging; how social determinants of health impact biological aging.

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  • Alan Cohen, PhD

    • Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences (in the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center)

    Chair, Biological Complexity and Healthy Longevity

    Research Interests

    Integrating evolutionary, physiological, and epidemiological perspectives to understand how the countless molecules and structures in our bodies coordinate as an ensemble to maintain dynamic equilibrium, and to understand how these processes change during aging.

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  • Maureen Henry, JD, PhD

    • Deputy Director, International Longevity Center-USA
    • Deputy Directo​​​​​​​r for Programs, Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program

    Research Interests

    Implementation of evidence-based policy to improve healthy longevity.

  • Thalia Porteny

    • Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management
  • John W. Rowe, MD

    • Julius B. Richmond Professor of Health Policy and Aging

    Co-Lead, Program in Thriving Aging Societies: Social Engagement and Societal Infrastructure

    Research Interests

    How well are countries, and States, adapting to the demographic transformation, with special attention to several major domains: productivity and engagement; equity; wellbeing; security and cohesion between generations. Trends in health status of older populations over time.

    Affiliations

    Director, Aging Society Network; President, IAGG; NAM Commission for Global Roadmap for Healthy Longevity; Age-friendly NYC Commission

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  • Kavita Sivaramakrishnan, PhD

    • Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences

    Lead, Program in Global Health and Aging

    Research Interests

    Global health and aging, with a particular focus on low and middle income countries in South Asia, China and Africa.  Implications of cultural, social and economic aspects of longevity and effects on aging, health and disease in aging, and health systems; theory and political economy of aging; intergenerationality.

    Affiliations

    Director, Yusuf Hamied Fellows Program

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  • Adina Zeki Al Hazzouri, PhD

    • Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (In CAC)

    Research Interests

    How exposures from across the life course influence health and aging, with a focus on social determinants of health and health disparities; why socioeconomically disadvantaged or minority groups experience premature aging; Understanding methodological challenges in aging research.

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  • Yuan Zhang, PhD

    • Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences

    Research Interests

    Understanding the biosocial pathways of cognitive aging in both higher and lower to middle income countries; understanding societal-level factors on aging processes across place and time.

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Additional Staff and CAC Trainees

  • Arun Balachandran

    • Belsky Lab
  • Han Bao

    • Cohen Lab
  • Madeline Dering

  • Rachel Farber

    • MPH Candidate '24
    • Rapporteur
    • University Seminar 775
  • Alex Furuya

    • Research Assistant, Belsky Lab
  • Eva Gomez

    • Research Assistant, Belsky Lab
  • Gloria Huei-Jong Graf, MPH

    • Graduate Research Assistant, Doctoral Student Advisee, Belsky Lab
  • Irene Liu

    • Research Assistant, Fried Lab
  • Cherese Parker

    • Project Director, Aiello Lab
  • Ana Quiroz

    • Center Coordinator
  • Farizah Rob

    • Aiello Lab
  • Calen P. Ryan

    • Associate Research Scientist, Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center
  • Micah Savin

    • Belsky Lab
  • Rebecca Stebbins

    • Associate Research Scientist, Aiello Lab
  • Kamaryn Tanner

    • Associate Research Scientist, Cohen Lab
  • Jennifer Ware

    • Event Manager, Age Boom Academy 
  • Jiayi Zhou, MPH

    • Project Manager, Belsky Lab

Affiliated Faculty: Research Fellows

  • Sunil Agrawal, PhD

  • Matthew R. Baldwin, MD, MS

  • Walter O. Bockting, PhD

  • Christine A. Denny, PhD

  • Keith Diaz, PhD

  • Julie Herbstman, PhD

  • Gerard Karsenty, MD, PhD

  • Katherine M. Keyes, PhD, MPH

    • Professor of Epidemiology
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  • John McHugh, PhD, MBA

    • Assistant Professor of Health Policy & Management
    • Affiliated Faculty of the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center
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  • Edward Owusu-Ansah, PhD

  • Martin Picard, PhD

  • Daphna Shohamy, PhD

  • Richard P. Sloan, PhD

  • Marcella D. Walker, MD, MS

Affiliated Faculty: University Seminar "The Future of Aging Research"

  • AJ Adkins-Jackson, PhD

    • Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Sociomedical Sciences
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  • Allison Aiello, PhD

    • James S. Jackson Healthy Longevity Professor of Epidemiology (in the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center)
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  • Gregory Alexander, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI

  • Andrea Baccarelli, MD, PhD

    • Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
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  • John Beard, MBBS, PhD

  • Daniel Belsky, PhD

    • Associate Professor of Epidemiology (in the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center)
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  • Maura Boldrini, MD, PhD

  • Elizabeth Bradshaw, PhD

  • Adam M. Brickman, PhD

  • Alan Cohen, PhD

    • Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences (in the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center)
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  • Joel Cohen, PhD

  • Philip L. De Jager, MD, PhD

  • Christine Denny, PhD

  • Mitchell S.V. Elkind, MD, MS, MPhil

    • Professor of Neurology and Epidemiology (in the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center)
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  • Pam R. Factor-Litvak, PhD

    • Professor of Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
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  • Linda P. Fried, MD MPH

    • Dean of the Mailman School of Public Health
    • DeLamar Professor of Public Health
    • Professor, Epidemiology and Medicine
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  • Teresa Ghilarducci, PhD

  • Caitlin Hawke

  • Maureen Henry, JD, PhD

  • Julie Herbstman, MSc, PhD

    • Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
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  • Gerard Karsenty, MD, PhD

  • Jose A. Luchsinger, MD, MPH

    • Robert F. Loeb Professor of Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
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  • Anna MacKay-Brandt, PhD

  • Jasmine Manalel, PhD

  • Jennifer E. Manly, PhD

  • Thelma Mielenz, PhD

    • Assistant Professor, Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
    • Affiliated Faculty, Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center
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  • Jae-eun Miller, PhD

  • Mignon Moore, PhD

  • Suresh Naidu, PhD

  • Emmanuelle Passegué, PhD

  • Brandon Pearson, PhD

    • Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
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  • Martin Picard, PhD

  • Lusine Poghosyan, PhD, MPH, RN

  • Thalia Porteny, PhD

    • Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management
  • Adam Reich, PhD

  • Monica Rivera-Mindt, PhD

  • John W. Rowe, MD

    • Julius B. Richmond Professor of Health Policy and Aging
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  • Arindam RoyChoudury, PhD

  • Warren Sanderson, PhD

  • Eric Schon, PhD

  • Joseph Schwartz, MD

  • Kavita Sivaramakrishnan, PhD

    • Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences
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  • Richard P. Sloan, PhD

  • Seymour Spilerman, PhD

  • Yaakov Stern, PhD

  • Yousin Suh, PhD

  • Adina Zeki Al Hazzouri, PhD

    • Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (In CAC)
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  • Yuan Zhang, PhD

Organizational Affiliates

  • Masako Osako, PhD

    • Executive Director, Secretariat, ILC Global Alliance
  • Daniel Weisz, MD, MPA

    • ILC USA Researcher
  • Perspectives on Aging, Mailman School of Public Health