Spring Seminars Announced! Join Us!

Monday, January 23, 2023

Please join us as we continue our academic year seminar series, inspired by the findings in the National Academy of Medicine's Global Roadmap for Healthy Longevity. Below is our line up of wonderful speakers and talks. You are warmly invited to join us!


TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2023, 11:30AM-12:30PM ET 
Location: Virtual seminar via Zoom only
The health effects of a social policy expansion: Evidence from the Paycheck Plus Randomized Controlled Trial
Emilie Courtin, PhD
, Assistant Professor in Social Epidemiology and Public Policy
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Registration required:  https://tinyurl.com/CACCourtin
ABSTRACT: Antipoverty policies have the potential to improve health and promote healthy ageing. I will present the effects of the Paycheck Plus Health Study Randomized Controlled Trial on psychological distress. The intervention tested the effect of a 4-fold increase in the Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income Americans without dependent children relative to the current federal credit. This expansion reduced psychological distress for women and noncustodial parents—the groups that benefitted the most in terms of increased after-bonus earnings.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2023, 11:30AM-12:30PM ET (Note change of date)
Location: Virtual seminar via Zoom only
Patterns & Determinants of Racialized Inequities in Health & Aging
Courtney Boen, PhD, MPH
, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
Registration required: https://tinyurl.com/CACBoen
ABSTRACT: Racialized inequities in health and aging are striking in magnitude and devastating in toll. This talk will synthesize findings from recent work aimed at 1) documenting racialized inequities across diverse markers of biological aging and health and 2) identifying their micro-, meso-, and macro-level determinants.

THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2023, 11:30AM-12:30PM ET
Location: HYBRID 722 W. 168th St, Room 532AB and Via Zoom
A seminar on loneliness and isolation in aging
Ashwin Vasan MD PhD, Commissioner of Health, NYC Dept of Health & Mental Hygiene, City of New York
Registration required: https://tinyurl.com/CACVasan
ABSTRACT: to come


TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2023, 11:30AM-12:30PM ET
Location: Virtual seminar via Zoom only
The Value of Public Health Engagement in Healthy Aging
Megan Wolfe, JD
Senior Policy Development Manager, Trust for America’s Health
Registration required: https://tinyurl.com/CACWolfe
ABSTRACT: The U.S. public health sector has made significant contributions to the longevity of the U.S. population, and yet, as a whole, the U.S. public health system has not adopted an age-friendly approach to population health. Trust for America’s Health implemented the Age-Friendly Public Health Systems initiative to elevate healthy aging as a core public health function. This seminar will explore the initiative, from its inception to multi-state expansion, and examine the importance of collaboration across all sectors to support older adult health and well-being.

THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2023, 11:30AM-12:30PM ET
Location: Virtual seminar via Zoom only
Upstream approaches to help seniors age at home: the view from Silicon Valley
Nirav R. Shah, MD, MPH, Senior Scholar, Clinical Excellence Research Center, Stanford University
Registration required: https://tinyurl.com/CACNirav
ABSTRACT: While new technologies and Artificial Intelligence have changed how we live, how we work, and how we socialize – little has changed in health and healthcare. Yet promising technologies will facilitate aging at home, improved access to care, and reduced disparities, along with nascent opportunities to improve prevention and healthcare at scale. We present a framework for identifying, selecting, and implementing such supporting structures for healthy longevity.

THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2023, 11:30AM-12:30PM ET (Note change of date)
Location: Virtual seminar via Zoom only
Translating Frailty Assessment & Management into Clinical Practice: Can technology help us in the future?
Accelerometry & Voice-Activated Assistants 

Megan Huisingh-Scheetz, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago
Registration required: https://tinyurl.com/Huisingh
ABSTRACT: Dr. Huisingh-Scheetz will discuss her experience in the Successful Aging and Frailty Evalution (SAFE) clinic at the University of Chicago as well as the challenges she has faced over the last decade. She will summarize her collaborative research relating accelerometry patterns to physical frailty and her research developing a physical activity and social engagement intervention leveraging a voice-activated device and co-designed with older adults. She will use her experience and work to help the audience consider the future of frailty assessment and management in clinical practice.