Staff Leadership

Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH, Director
Caitlin M. Hawke, Associate Director, Programming
Rosine T. Moussa, MA, Center Administrator

Core Faculty and Their Interests

Linda FriedLinda P. Fried, MD, MPH, Director; DeLamar Professor of Public Health and Professor of Epidemiology and of Medicine; Dean, Mailman School of Public Health; 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.
o    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.


Allison E. Aiello, PhD, James S. Jackson Healthy Longevity Professor of Epidemiology, Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center; Professor of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health; 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 health.


John BeardJohn Beard, MBBS, PhD, Irene Diamond Professor and Director of the International Longevity Center-USA
Research Interests: Translating the epidemiology of aging into policies that promote healthy longevity globally.





Daniel BelskyDaniel Belsky, PhD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology
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.



Alan CohenAlan Cohen, PhD, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences; Chair in 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.



Maureen HenryMaureen Henry, JD, PhD , Deputy Director, International Longevity Center-USA; Deputy Director for Programs, Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program
Research Interests: implementation of evidence-based policy to improve healthy longevity.





John RoweJohn 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.
o    Affiliations: Director, Aging Society Network; President, IAGG; NAM Commission for Global Roadmap for Healthy Longevity; Age-friendly NYC Commission


Kavita SivaramakrishnanKavita Sivaramakrishnan, PhD, Associate Professor, 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.
 o    Affiliations: Director, Yusuf Hamied Fellows Program


Adina Zeki Al HazzouriAdina Zeki Al Hazzouri, PhD, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
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.



Yuan ZhangYuan Zhang, PhD, (Faculty as of April 1, 2023) 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.




Additional Staff and CAC Trainees

Mengling Cheng, Visiting Scholar
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
Victoria Lanza, MPH, Rapporteur, University Seminar 775
Cherese Parker, Project Director, Aiello Lab
Calen P. Ryan, Associate Research Scientist, Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center
Jessica Yuen, MPH '23, Communications Assistant, Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center
Jiayi Zhou, MPH, Project Manager, Belsky Lab


Affiliated Faculty: Global

Isabella Aboderin, PhD
Esteban Calvo, PhD
Vegard Skirbekk, PhD
David Weiss, PhD

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 Keyes, PhD
John McHugh, PhD
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
Allison Aiello, PhD
Gregory Alexander, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI
Andrea Baccarelli, MD, PhD
Daniel Belsky, PhD
Maura Boldrini, MD, PhD
Elizabeth Bradshaw, PhD
Adam M. Brickman, PhD
Joan Casey, PhD
Alan Cohen, PhD
Joel Cohen, PhD
Stephanie Cosentino, PhD
Philip L. De Jager, MD, PhD
Christine Denny, PhD
Mitchell Elkind, MD, MS, MPhil
Pam Factor-Litvak, PhD
Linda Fried, MD, MPH
Teresa Ghilarducci, PhD
Caitlin Hawke
Julie Herbstman, PhD
Mady Hornig, MD
Eric J. Johnson, PhD
Gerard Karsenty, MD, PhD
José Luchsinger, MD
Anna MacKay-Brandt, PhD
Jasmine Manalel, PhD
Jennifer E. Manly, PhD
Karen Marder, MD, MPH
Thelma Mielenz, PhD
Jae-eun Miller, PhD
Hwamee Oh, PhD
Thalia Porteny, PhD
Emmanuelle Passegué, PhD
Brandon Pearson, PhD
Martin Picard, PhD
Lusine Poghosyan, PhD, MPH, RN
Monica Rivera-Mindt, PhD
Victor Rodwin, PhD
John W. Rowe, MD
Arindam RoyChoudury, PhD
Bret Rutherford, MD
Warren Sanderson, PhD
Eric Schon, PhD
Joseph Schwartz, MD
Kavita Sivaramakrishnan, PhD
Richard P. Sloan, PhD
Seymour Spilerman, PhD
Yaakov Stern, PhD
Yousin Suh, PhD
Julien Teitler, PhD
Sarah Tom, PhD
Adina Zeki Al Hazzouri, PhD
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