Dan Belsky's research is focused on understanding why socioeconomically disadvantaged populations face shorter healthy lifespans, with the aim of improving intervention strategies to mitigate this health inequality. He is an epidemiologist working at the intersection of genetics, the social and behavioral sciences, and public health. His work brings together discoveries from the cutting edge of genome science with longitudinal data from population-based cohorts and randomized trials to identify mechanisms that cause accelerated health decline in older age.
Daniel Belsky is Assistant Professor at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Prior to coming to Columbia, Belsky was Assistant Professor of Medicine and of Population Health Sciences at the Duke University School of Medicine, where he previously completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development with Terrie Moffitt and Avshalom Caspi.
Stacy Tessler Lindau, MD, MAPP is an expert in engineering solutions to injustice with the patients and communities she serves. A tenured associate professor and practicing gynecologist at the University of Chicago, she shines light on the “unvisible” – especially the problems related to human sexuality, poverty and aging that we don’t see because of our biases.
Ifat Levy is an assistant professor of comparative medicine and neurobiology at Yale School of Medicine. She was trained as a computational neuroscience, and as a graduate student she used functional MRI to study the visual cortex. During her postdoc training she turned to the field of decision-making, and has been studying the neural basis of decision-making ever since. Her lab's research focuses on decision-making under uncertainty. They study the effects of different types of uncertainty on valuation and choices and on their neural correlates.
Michael Hurd is Senior Principal Researcher at RAND and the Director of the RAND Center for the Study of Aging. He has published papers on a wide range of topics in the economics of aging including the structure of private pensions and Social Security and their effects on retirement decisions, the economic status of the elderly, the determinants of consumption and saving, the use of health care services, the relationship between socioeconomic status and mortality, and the effects of the Great Recession.
Mariacristina De Nardi is currently a Professor at University College London, currently on leave from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, where she works as a Senior Economist and Research Advisor in the research department. De Nardi is also a Faculty Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Fellow at the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS). Her research focuses on savings, health, aging, wealth inequality, social security, entrepreneurship and taxation.