AARP Professor of Gerontology, Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California, USA
Preliminary title of the keynote talk:
“Lifespan and Healthspan: Progress and Promise”
Eileen Crimmins is the AARP Chair in Gerontology, and University Professor at the Davis School of Gerontology at the University of Southern California in Los Angles. She directs the USC/UCLA Center on Biodemography and Population Health, the US NIA sponsored Biomarker Network, and the Multidisciplinary Research in Gerontology Training Program. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine and fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She has received the Robert W. Kleemeier Award for research from the Gerontological Society of America. Crimmins is a demographer whose work focuses on health and aging. Crimmins pioneered the development and modeling of the concept of healthy life expectancy to examine the interaction of trends in life expectancy and population health. Her work has clarified improvements in life expectancy can be linked to increases in the prevalence of major diseases and disability in the population. She has also worked to promote the incorporation of valid and reliable biological data in population surveys in a number of countries.
What do you think are the most exciting present and future developments in your field of aging research?
The fuller development of multidisciplinary and multilevel models that better characterize aging.
23NKG is a multidisciplinary conference where the participants have the opportunity to broaden their perspective beyond the themes of their own immediate research areas. How would you like to motivate humanists, or basic biologists to attend your lecture?
My work is multidisciplinary and policy relevant on a topic of importance to anyone who studies aging.
In your mind, how can the Nordic Congress contribute to aging research in general? What do you expect from 23NKG?
A better understanding of recent scientific developments in the Nordic countries.