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A photo of Alexandra "Xan" Nowakowski.

Alexandra "Xan" Nowakowski, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Geriatrics/Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine

Vice Chair, Council on Diversity and Inclusion

Florida State University College of Medicine

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Ashton Applewhite

Co-Founder, Old School Anti-Ageism Clearinghouse

Speaker and Activist

Voice of "Yo, Is this Ageist?"


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Austin Oswald, PhD, MPhil, MA, BSc, CTRS

Postdoctoral Scholar, The Goldsen Institute, University of Washington School of Social Work


A photo of Baozhen Luo.

Baozhen Luo, PhD

Professor, Department of Sociology, Western Washington University

Professor, Global Health, Duke Kunshan University in China

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Barbara Bowers, PhD, RN

Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Chair, Advancing Excellence in Long Term Care Collaborative

Associate Editor, The Gerontologist

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Benjamin Veghte, PhD, MPA

Director, Washington Cares Fund, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services


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Bob Blancato, MPA

President of Matz, Blancato and Associates

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Brooke Hollister, PhD

Research Leader, Center for Care Research, South, University of Agder, Norway

Associate Professor, UCSF Institute for Health & Aging

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Catherine Bliss, PhD

Associate Professor, Sociology, Rutgers University

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Christopher Phillipson, PhD

Professor, Sociology and Social Gerontology, Univeristy of Manchester

Deptuy Director, Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing, United Kingdom

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Claudia Chaufan, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Health Policy & Global Health, York University, Canada


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Darlingtina Esiaka, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow & Director of Community Engagement, Aging & Brain Health Alliance, Rutgers University

Founder, Black in Gerontology and Geriatrics 

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Dean Birkenkamp, MS

Senior Editor, Routledge Publishers


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Dorothy Roberts, JD

Professor of Law & Sociology, George A. Weiss University

Raymond Pace & Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights

Professor, Africana Studies

Director, Penn Program on Race, Science & Society, University of Pennsylvania

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Emily Greenfield, PhD

Professor, School of Social Work, Rutgers University



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Erica Solway, PhD, MSW, MPH

Associate Director, National Poll on Healthy Aging

Manager, Signature Initiatives and Partnerships, University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation


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Ernest Gonzales, PhD, MSSW

Associate Professor and Director, Master of Social Work Program, New York University Silver School of Social Work

 Director, The Center for Health and Aging Innovation

Co-Lead, American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare's Grand Challenge on Advancing Long, Healthy, and Productive Lives

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Ernie Powell

Lead Staff, Social Security Works

Organizer and Advocate, AARP California



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Ethan Cicero, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor, Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Gabriella Meltzer, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Environmental Health & Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health


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Ian Johnson, LCSW, PhD

Assistant Professor of Social Work, Univerisity of Tenessee, Knoxville


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Jacqueline Angel, PhD

Wilbur J. Cohen Professor of Health and Social Policy and Professor of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin


A photo of Jan Baars.

Jan Baars, PhD

Emeritus Professor, Philosophy of the Social Sciences and the Humanities, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

Professor, University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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Jason Flatt, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, University of Nevada

Principal Investigator, Rainbows of Aging


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Jean Accius, PhD

Senior Vice President, Global Thought Leadership, AARP

Member, National Association of Corporate Directors

Executive Leadership Council Fellow


A photo of Jill Quadagno.

Jill Quadagno, PhD

Professor Emerita, Florida State University

Research Associate, Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy

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Judith Heumann, MPH

Board Member, American Association of People with Disabilities, the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Humanity and Inclusion

Founding member, Berkely Center for Independent Living

Co-Founder, World Institute on Disability

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Kacie Deters, PhD, MS

Assistant Professor, Integrative Biology & Physiology Department, University of California, Los Angeles


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Kenly Doyle, BS

Graduate Student, San Diego State University

Sally Casanove Pre-Doctoral Scholar, San Francisco State University

Intern alumni, Emancipatory Sciences Lab


Kenzie Latham-Mintus, PhD, FGSA

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Sociology, Indiana University School of Liberal Arts, IUPUI

Associate Editor, The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Social Sciences

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Kevin Prindiville, JD

Executive Director, Justice in Aging

Board of Directors, American Society on Aging


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Lara Sheehi, PsyD

Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology, George Washington University

Secretary and President Elect, Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Association

Co-Editor, Studies in Gender and Sexuality and CounterSpace in Psychoanalysis, Culture, and Society

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Laurent Reyes, PhD, MSW

Assistant Professor, School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley

Activist Scholar, Our Way of Life Archive


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Leanne J. Clark-Shirley, MGS, PhD

Vice President, Programs & Thought Leadership, American Society on Aging


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Marian (Pi-Ju) Liu, PhD

Assistant Professor, Purdue University

Faculty Associate, Center on Aging and the Life Course, Purdue University

Co-Chair, National Adult Protective Services Association's Research-to-Practice Interest Group

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Maya Rockeymoore-Cummings, PhD

Founder & CEO, Global Policy Solutions


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Melanie Jeske, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute on the Formation of Knowledge, University of Chicago


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Melanie Plasencia

Chavez Fellow, 2021-2023, Department of Latin American, Latino, & Caribbean Studies, Dartmouth University


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Monica McLemore, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

Professor, Department of Child, Family, and Population Nursing, University of Washington

Intermin Director, Center for Anti-Racism in Nursing, University of Washington

Board Member, Black Mama Matter Alliance

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Oliver Rollins, PhD, MA

Assistant Professor, American Ethnic Studies, University of Washington


A photo of Paul Kleyman.

Paul Kleyman, BA

National Coordinator and Co-Founder, Journalists Network on Generations

Senior Advisor, Aging Fellows Program, Gerontological Society of America

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Rabbi Michael Lezak

Social Justice Director, Center for Social Justice, Glide Memorial Church


A photo of Renee Beard.

Renée Beard, PhD

Associate Professor, College of the Holy Cross

Editor-In-Chief, Journal of Aging Studies


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Robert Turner, PhD

Assistant Professor, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, George Washington University

Associate Director, University of Utah Health Interprofessional Education

A photo of Sarah Canham.

Sarah Canham, PhD, FGSA

Associate Professor, College of Social Work, College of Architecture and Planing, University of Utah

Associate Director, University of Utah Health Interprofessional Education

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Sean Arayasirikul, PhD

Associate Professor in Residence of Health, Society, & Behavior, University of California, Irvine


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Shellae Versey, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Psychology, Fordham University


A photo of Sophie Yarker.

Sophie Yarker, PhD

Co-Deputy Director, Manchester Urban Ageing Research Group

Research Associate, Sociology, University of Manchester, United Kingdom


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Tam Perry, PhD, MA, MSSW

Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Wayne State University


A photo of Teresa Ghilarducci.

Teresa Ghilarducci, PhD

Bernard L. and Irene Schwartz Professor of Economics, New School for Social Research

Director, Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis

Theresa Rocha Beardall, JD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Washington


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Timothy Diamond, PhD

Institutional Ethnographer and Writer


Tine Buffel, PhD

Director, Manchestor Urban Ageing Research Group

Professor, Sociology, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Zaire Sims, MSW

Service Coordinator, Meals on Wheels of Southwest Ohio & Northern Kentucky

Fellow of American Society on Aging RISE Program