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Healthy Aging and Human Longevity Science studies how to improve public health indicators, health span, longevity with preserved physical and cognitive function, and health care for aging populations in the United States and globally.

Andrea LaCroix, PhD, MPH, Professor - Program Director

Academic members:
Tala Al-Rousan, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor
Kerri Boutelle, PhD, Professor
Ryan Bradley, ND, MPH, Associate Professor
Barbara Brody, MPH, Voluntary Clinical Professor
Joseph Caperna, MD, Associate Physician Diplomate
Brian Chen, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor
Lori Daniels, MD, MAS, FACC, FAHA, Professor, Secondary Appointed
Erik Groessl, PhD, Professor
Sheri Hartman, PhD, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Research
Suzi Hong, PhD, Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Mentoring
Joachim Ix, MD, MAS, Professor, Secondary Appointed
Robert H. Kaplan, PhD, MPA, Professor and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Jordan Kohn, Assistant Project Scientist
Donna Kritz-Silverstein, PhD, MA, Professor and Assistant Dean for Education Program Affairs
Britta Larsen, PhD, Associate Professor
Lin Liu, PhD, Associate Professor
Rohit Loomba, PhD, MHSc, Professor, Secondary Appointed
Linda McEvoy, PhD, Professor
Lindsay Miller, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor
Ryan Moran, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Secondary Appointed
Annie L. Nguyen, PhD, MPH, CPH, Associate Professor 
Dena Rifkin, MD, MS, Professor, Secondary Appointed
Rany Salem, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor
Deepa Sannidhi, MD, Assistant Professor, Secondary Appointed
Aladdin Shadyab, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor
Dennis Trinidad, PhD, MPH, Professor and Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Mentoring 
Ronghui (Lily) Xu, PhD, Professor, Interim Division Chief of Biostatistics 
Christine Zoumas-Morse, MS, RD, Lecturer

Staff members:
Lindsay Dillon
Liesl Johnson, Financial Analyst
Meredith Pung, Phd, Research and Faculty Support Analyst Supervisor
Maliha Safdar
Kathleen Wilson

Research Labs

maduralogo.pngLed by Steve Edland, PhD, the MADURA Program (Mentorship for Advancing Diversity in Undergraduate Research on Aging) is a training opportunity funded by the NIH National Institute on Aging for UC San Diego Latinx and other underrepresented minority (URM) group undergraduates. Learn More.