For this edition of the Healthspan Expert Q & A, we talk with Todd T. Brown, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Johns Hopkins University, about HIV and how it affects the healthspan of older adults. We also discuss his research.
Q: Could you please tell us more about your background as a researcher?
TB: I’m an endocrinologist who has been working in the area of metabolic and endocrine abnormalities in HIV-infected persons for the past 15 years. My areas of interest are hypogonadism, osteoporosis, diabetes, and body composition changes in HIV infection, particularly as they relate to aging-related outcomes such as frailty and cardiovascular disease.
The May 2016 Healthspan Campaign newsletter is out! In this issue, you’ll meet a new researcher in the field of healthspan, get an update on the 2016 Disease Drivers Summit, and learn about a Dog Aging Project. Get the May 2016 newsletter here.
In this edition of the Healthspan Expert Q & A, we talk with a new researcher to the field of healthspan, Allyson Palmer, an M.D.-Ph.D. student at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Allyson shares her interest in aging biology, her own research projects, and her future plans. She’s part of the next generation of experts whose research will help lead to more discoveries into why our bodies age.
Q: Can you give us some insights into your academic background?
AP: I received my B.A. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, in 2010. During my second semester at Wooster, I became involved in the research lab of my Continue reading
Americans are living longer, but many of them aren’t spending those years in good health. It’s a message we share often on this site, and it’s why we are so passionate about healthspan research. We’ve already made a movie about it called The Healthspan Imperative. Now we would like to share an infographic about it as well. If you are new to the idea of the importance of extension of healthspan, we invite you to consult the infographic below:
The April 2016 Healthspan Campaign newsletter is now available! Get the latest on news from the Disease Drivers in Aging: 2016 Advances in Geroscience Summit, a new healthspan infographic, and more! Get the April 2016 newsletter here.
In our latest Healthspan Expert Q & A, we talk with Dana Goldman, Ph.D., professor and Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair and Director of the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, about aging demographics in the U.S. Please note Dr. Goldman’s opinions are his own.
Q: Please give us a background into your interest into the aging of the U.S. population?
DG: Ironically, I first became interested in aging when I was studying obesity in younger populations. We all know obesity is a public health problem, and we were studying the value of interventions to reduce weight at earlier ages. However, it soon became clear that such interventions are not well-targeted and hence can be very expensive. We started to look at prevention at older ages, and what we found was that interventions at older ages Continue reading
The February Healthspan Campaign enewsletter is hot off the digital presses. Stories include: geriatricians, a longevity faceoff, upcoming conferences, and the latest in healthy aging research.
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The first Healthspan Campaign newsletter of the new year is now available. Stories this month include a look into the life of six New Yorkers age 85 and over, a new book on healthspan, and the effect of having more children on telomeres. Read it here!
The November 2015 Healthspan Campaign newsletter is now available. Stories this month include an interview with expert Dr. Steven N. Austad, “aging clocks,” the latest in National Institutes of Health news, and more! Get it here.
For this edition of the Healthspan Campaign Expert Q & A, we talk with Steven N. Austad, Ph.D., distinguished professor and chair of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Biology, and scientific director for the American Federation for Aging Research, about his world travels, his work in the lab, and his participation in this month’s National Geographic Channel special on aging.