As part of the National Academy of Medicine’s Global Roadmap for Healthy Longevity, an International Commission that includes stakeholders and representatives from key participating institutions worldwide will work together to perform an assessment of the existing and projected risks, challenges, and opportunities presented by global aging.

This Commission will recommend global priorities and actions to be addressed by 2030 to optimize the health, function, and well-being of all people into later life. The Commission will be geographically/demographically diverse and will consist of 17 eminent individuals from both the public and private sectors with expertise in gerontology and geriatrics, demography, the social determinants of health, behavioral health, built environments, business and workforce, economics, health care delivery and financing, biomedical science and technology, and health and finance policy, among others.

Many of the Commissioners would be “dual-hatted” as members of the “workstream teams” (or workshop planning committees). The Commission will work across the workstream teams to define the workshop tasks, agendas, and workshop speakers.

 

Members of the International Commission

Linda Fried, Co-Chair
Dean, Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University
 
John Eu-Li Wong, Co-Chair
Isabel Chan Professor in Medical Sciences
Chief Executive, The National University Health System
Senior Vice President, Health Affairs
The National University of Singapore
 
Isabella Aboderin
Associate Professor in Gerontology
University of Southampton
Senior Research Scientist
African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)
 
Ann Aerts
Head
Novartis Foundation
 
John Beard
Former Director
WHO Department of Ageing and Life-Course
 
Lisa Berkman
Director, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
 
Laura Carstensen
Director, Stanford Center on Longevity
Stanford University
 
Michele J. Grimm
Wielenga Creative Engineering Endowed Professor
Michigan State University
 
Paul Irving
Chairperson
Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging
 
Mehmood Khan
Chief Executive Officer
Life Biosciences
 
Mosa Moshabela
Dean and Head
University of KwaZulu-Natal
 
Hiroki Nakatani
Professor
Keio University
 
John Piggott
Scientia Professor, Director
ARC Centre of Excellence in Population, Ageing Research (CEPAR)
Director, Australian Institute for Population Ageing Research (AIPAR)
School of Economics, University of London
Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia
University of Sidney
 
Jennie Popay
Professor of Sociology and Public Health
Lancaster University
 
John (Jack) W. Rowe
Professor, Mailman School of Public Health
Department of Health Policy and Management
Columbia University
 
Jeanette Vega
Chief Medical and Innovation Officer
Red de Salud UC-Christus
 
Eric Verdin
President and CEO
Buck Institute for Research on Aging

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