Healthy Aging

Our researchers seek to understand the process of aging and the health and well-being of older people. Gillings researchers examine the protective factors and the diseases and conditions associated with growing older, with the goal of extending an active and healthy lifestyle across the lifespan.

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Highlighted Leaders in the Field

Other Leaders in the Field

Antonia Bennett, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Jianwen Cai, PhDCary C. Boshamer Distinguished ProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
David Couper, PhDProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhDProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Geni Eng, DrPHProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Kelly R. Evenson, PhDProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Nora Franceschini, MD, MPH, FAHAProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Yvonne Golightly, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhDCarla Smith Chamblee Distinguished Professor of Global Nutrition and Associate Dean for ResearchDepartment of Nutrition
Emily W. Gower, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Amanda S. Holliday, MS, RD, LDNAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Barbara HulkaKenan Professor EmeritusDepartment of Epidemiology
Jon M. Hussey, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Maternal and Child Health
Anastasia Ivanova, PhDProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Erin Kent, PhDAssociate Professor and Associate ChairDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Anna Kucharska-Newton, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Feng-Chang Lin, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Jennifer L. Lund, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Suzanne Maman, PhDAssociate Dean for Global Health and ProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Chantel Martin, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Joanna "Asia" Maselko, ScDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Steven Meshnick, MD, PhDProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Sonia Napravnik, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Becky Naumann, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Andrew Olshan, PhDBarbara Sorenson Hulka Distinguished Professor in Cancer EpidemiologyDepartment of Epidemiology
John S. Preisser, PhDProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Whitney R. Robinson, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Wayne Rosamond, PhDProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Anna P. Schenck, PhDProfessor of the PracticePublic Health Leadership Program
Sally Clark Stearns, PhDProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Sarah Brill Thach, MPHAssistant ProfessorPublic Health Leadership Program
Eric A. Whitsel, MD, MPHProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Donglin Zeng, PhDProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics

Highlighted Courses Related to Healthy Aging

  • NUTR 611 – Nutrition across the Life Cycle