OBM Geriatrics is an Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. The journal takes the premise that innovative approaches – including gene therapy, cell therapy, and epigenetic modulation – will result in clinical interventions that alter the fundamental pathology and the clinical course of age-related human diseases. We will give strong preference to papers that emphasize an alteration (or a potential alteration) in the fundamental disease course of Alzheimer’s disease, vascular aging diseases, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, skin aging, immune senescence, and other age-related diseases.

Geriatric medicine is now entering a unique point in history, where the focus will no longer be on palliative, ameliorative, or social aspects of care for age-related disease, but will be capable of stopping, preventing, and reversing major disease constellations that have heretofore been entirely resistant to interventions based on “small molecular” pharmacological approaches. With the changing emphasis from genetic to epigenetic understandings of pathology (including telomere biology), with the use of gene delivery systems (including viral delivery systems), and with the use of cell-based therapies (including stem cell therapies), a fatalistic view of age-related disease is no longer a reasonable clinical default nor an appropriate clinical research paradigm.

Precedence will be given to papers describing fundamental interventions, including interventions that affect cell senescence, patterns of gene expression, telomere biology, stem cell biology, and other innovative, 21st century interventions, especially if the focus is on clinical applications, ongoing clinical trials, or animal trials preparatory to phase 1 human clinical trials.

Papers must be clear and concise, but detailed data is strongly encouraged. The journal publishes a variety of article types (Original Research, Review, Communication, Opinion, Comment, Conference Report, Technical Note, Book Review, etc.). There is no restriction on the length of the papers and we encourage scientists to publish their results in as much detail as possible.

Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 5.7 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 17.9 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 7 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

Current Issue: 2024  Archive: 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017

Editorial Board (72)

Editor-in-Chief

Calogero Caruso, MD, Professor (Biography)

Laboratory of Immunopathology and Immunosenescence, Department of Biomedicine, Neuroscience and Advanced Diagnostics, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy

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Research Interests: Aging; Diseases related to age and longevity, immunosenescence and immunopathology

Editorial Board Members

Francesco Amenta, MD, Professor

School of Medicinal and Health Products Sciences at the University of Camerino, Camerino, Italy

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Research Interests: Medical neurosciences; Brain; Information technology; Dopamine; Neuropharmacology; Neuroscience; Pharmacology; Neuron

Fabio Antonaci, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology, Department of Brain and Behavioral Sciences, Mondino National Institute of Neurology Foundation, University of Pavia, Italy

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Research Interests: Neurophysiology; clinical neurology; neurological disorders; neurological diseases; pain medicine; neurology; neurologic examination; clinical neurophysiology; pain and pain management in the elderly

Gohar Azhar, MD, Professor

Department of Geriatrics, Donald W. Reynolds Institute of Aging, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA

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Research Interests: Investigating transcriptional control of the aging heart; Physiological evaluation of stress responses of the aging cardiovascular system

Muthuswamy Balasubramanyam, PhD., FAMS., MNASc., FAPASc., FASCh

ICMR Emeritus Scientist, Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF), Chennai, India

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Research Interests: Disease-biology & molecular medicine; Healthy aging vs accelerated aging; Telomere biology and senescence mechanisms; Omics advancements in diabetes and its complications; Exercise physiology; Early biomarkers for diabetes, GDM and vascular complications; POC-medical devices; Role of endocrine disruptors; Probiotics; Traditional medicine and epigenetics

Gopi Battineni, Research Associate

School of Medicinal and Health Products Sciences, University of Camerino, Camerino, 62032, Italy

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Research Interests: Machine learning; MRI screening; Dementia forecasting; Predictive analytics

Roy G. Beran, MD

Conjoint Professor, Department of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia;

Professor, School of Medicine, Griffith University, Nathan, Queensland, Australia;

Profeesor, Chair, Medical Law, Sechenov Moscow First State University, Moscow, Russia

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Research Interests: Sleep; health law & ethics; epilepsy; sleep disorders; drug trials; legal medicine; neurological conditions & new therapies; neurological advances

Gilles Berrut, MD, PhD

Professor and President, Gérontopôle Autonomie Longévité des Pays de la Loire, Nantes University Hospital (CHU de Nantes), Nantes, France

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Research Interests: geriatrics; biology of aging; internal medicine; vascular medicine; Alzheimer’s disease

Virginia Boccardi, PhD, Professor

Department of Medicine, Institute of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Santa Maria della Misericordia Hospital, University of Perugia, Italy

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Research Interests: Hypertension; Nutrition; Insulin Resistance; Diabetes; Primary Care Medicine; Metabolism; Lipid Metabolism; Metabolic Diseases; Glucose Metabolism; Alzheimer's Disease

Chas Bountra, PhD

Professor, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford OX3 7DQ, UK

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Research Interests: target validation; drug discovery; translational science; structural biology; chemical probes; epigenetics; genetics; human assays

Wonwoo Byun, PhD, Associate Professor

Department of Health and Kinesiology, University of Utah, 1850E 250S, Salt Lake City, UT, 84112. USA

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Research Interests: Physical activity; Sedentary behavior; Exercise; Behavioral epidemiology; Community-based intervention

Cristiano Capurso, PhD, Associate Professor

Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy

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Research Interests: Mediterranean diet; Dietary patterns; Aging; Geriatric syndromes; Cognitive decline

Sung Chae, MD, PhD, Professor

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

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Research Interests: Ear diseases; Dizziness

Evan Paul Cherniack, MD

Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, The Geriatrics Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA

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Research interests: Nutrition, frailty, vitamin D, and alternative medicine in the elderly

Giuseppe Cocco, MD

Emeritus Professor, Emeritus Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology, Weiermattstrasse 41, CH-4153 Reinach / Switzerland

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Research Interests: Geriatric cardiology

Giuseppe Ferdinando Colloca, MD, PhD, Professor

Gemelli ART – Cancer Center, Catholic University of Sacred Heart –Fondazione Policlinico A Gemelli IRCCS, Largo Francesco Vito 1, 00168 Rome Italy

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Research Interests: Geriatric Oncology; Geriatric Syndrome; Pain Treatment; Geriatric Cardiology; Memory Deficiency; Palliative Care; Brachytherapy; Radiotherapy; Sarcopenia; Neoplasms; Elderly; Geriatric Assessment; Geriatrics; Thyroid Neoplasms

Teresa M. Cooney, PhD, FGSA

Professor & Chair, Department of Sociology, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO 80217, USA

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Research Interests: Successful aging; Family caregiving; End-of-life decision-making and advance directives; Death and dying

Burcu Balam Dogu, MD, Professor

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Hacettepe University, Sihhiye, Ankara, Turkey

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Research Interests: Geriatric assessment; Alzheimer's disease; Cognition disorders; Neuropsychological assessment; Aging; Mild cognitive impairment; Cardiovascular system; Psychiatry; Neurodegenerative diseases; Memory

Rossella E. Nappi, MD, PhD, Professor

Chief of the Research Center for Reproductive Medicine and Gynecological Endocrinology-Menopause Unit, IRCCS San Matteo Foundation, University of Pavia, 27100 Pavia, Italy

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Research Interests: Sychoneuroendocrinology of female reproductive life and women’s sexuality

Susan A. Farr, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63104, USA

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Research Interests: Alzheimer's disease; learning and memory

Rocío Fernández-Ballesteros, PhD

Emeritus Professor, Department of Psychobiology and Health Psychology, Autonomous University of Madrid, Campus Canto Blanco – 28049 Madrid, Spain

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Research Interests: psychology of aging; successful aging; cognitive plasticity; aging stereotypes; assessment and evaluation

Michael Fossel, MD, PhD (Biography)

1. President of Telocyte (http://www.telocyte.com), Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA
2. Retired Clinical Professor of Medicine, Michigan State University, Ada, Michigan 49301 USA

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Research Interests: human aging; telomeres; telomerase therapy; age-related diseases; Alzheimer's disease
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals: 
Special Issue: Fundamental Interventions: Revolutions in Geriatric Disease
Special Issue: Perspectives on Telomeres and Aging

Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN

The John A. Hartford Foundation, New York, New York, USA

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Research Interests: Elder abuse and neglect; Quality care for older adults

Tamas Fulop, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FCAHS, Full professor

Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Qc, Canada

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Research Interests: Aging; Immunosenescence; Inflammaging; Neurocognitive disorders; Nutriton; Oncogeriatrics

Pietro Gareri, MD, PhD, geriatrician.

CDCD Catanzaro Lido – ASP Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy

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Research Interests: Assessment and care of elderly complex patients with comorbidities and poly-treated; Elderly; Dementia care; Cognitive disorders; Behavioral disorders; Neurobiology; Home care; Pharmacology; Parkinson's disease; Depressive disorders; Comorbidities; Polytreatment; Drug adverse events; Pharmacovigilance

Leonid A. Gavrilov, MSc, PhD

Principal Investigator, Center on Aging, NORC at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

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Research Interests: biodemography of human longevity; mathematical modeling of aging and mortality; genetics of aging and longevity

Xin Geng, MD, PhD

Vice-Director of School of Basic Medical Sciences, Associate Professor of Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin 300070, China

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Research Interests: Telomeres and telomerase in cancer and age-related diseases; Alzheimer’s disease; Pre-mRNA alternative splicing; Bioinformatics; Proteomics

Stefano Gonnelli, PhD, Professor

Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche, Chirugiche e Neuroscienze, Università 

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Research Interests: Metabolic osteopathies and metastatic

Johannes Grillari, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

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Research interests: Cellular aging, replicative senescence, RNA biology, pre-mRNA splicing, non-coding RNA miRNA, Vesicle secretion, DNA damage and repair, Ubiquitin-proteasome

Gloria Gutman, CM, OBC, PhD, LLD (Hon.), FCAHS, FGSA

President, North American Chapter International Society for Gerontechnology
Vice-President International Longevity Centre-Canada
Professor/Director Emerita

Dept. of Gerontology/Gerontology Research Centre, Simon Fraser University Vancouver campus, #2800-515 W Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B5K3, USA

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Research Interests: Senior's housing; Long-term care; Health promotion; Elder abuse; Gerontechnology; LGBT aging; Age-friendly hospitals and communities; Seniors and emergency preparedness; Increasing advance care planning in marginalized groups and ethnic minorities

R. M. Damian Holsinger, PhD

1. Neuroscience, School Wof Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
2. Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience and Dementia, The Brain and Mind Centre, The University of Sydney, Camperdown, Australia

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Research Interests: Understanding of mechanisms by which complex neurological disorders (with a special interest in Alzheimer's disease) arise and methods of treating these diseases

Anthea Innes, PhD

Professor, Salford Institute for Dementia and Ageing, University of Salford, The Dementia Hub, Allerton Courtyard, Allerton Building, Frederick Road Campus, Salford, M6 6PU, Manchester, UK

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Research Interests: Dementia; Lived experiences; Improving service provision; Rurality; Technology; Creative approaches

Ron J. Jankowski, PhD

Vice President, Scientific Affairs, Cook MyoSite Inc, 105 Delta Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15238 USA

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Research Interests: Utologous muscle derived cells; incontinence; cell therapies; translational medical and biologic product development

Li Li Ji, PhD, FACSM, FSfRBM, FMAK. Professor and Director

The Laboratory of Physiological Hygiene and Exercise Science, School of Kinesiology, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, USA

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Research Interests: Biochemical and molecular exercise physiology, nutrition and aging

Jigar Jogia, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology, AUD, P.O Box 28282, Dubai, UAE

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Research Interests: neuropsychology; neuroimaging; cognitive neuroscience; neuropharmacology; mental health; bipolar disorder; major depressive disorder; attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; Schizophrenia; Alzheimer's disease

Donald A. Jurivich, DO

Eva Gilbertson, MD Distinguished Professor and Chairman, Department of Geriatrics, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037, USA

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Research Interests: immunology; stress; physical activity and exercise

Sverre Erik Kjeldsen, MD, Emeritus Professor

Universitety of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

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Research Interests: Clinical hypertension research

Hsien-Yuan Lane, MD, PhD, Professor

Department of Psychiatry, China Medical University Hospital, No. 2,Yuh-Der Road, Taichung 404, Taiwan

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Research Interests: Neuropsychopharmacology; Phramcogenomics; Psychiatric genetics; Cognitive neuroscience

Michele Lanza, MD

Associate Professor, Multidisciplinary Department of Medical, Surgical and Dental Sciences, Università della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Napoli, Italy

Tel: 0815666768

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Research Interests: Optometry and vision science; glaucoma; eyes; cataract surgery; clinical ophthalmology; eye diseases; optical coherence tomography; retinal diseases; vision science; OCT

Anis Larbi, PhD, Adjunct Professor / Medical and Scientific Affairs

Faculty of Medicine, University of Sherbrooke (Qc), Canada / Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

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Research Interests: Immunology; Immunosenescence; Aging; Flow cytometry

Shin-Da Lee, PhD, Associate Professor

Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy

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Research Interests: Rehabilitation science; Sleep (sleep apnea, hypoxia); Aging research (menopouse); Obesity research; Hypertension research; Diabetes research; Stroke; Rehabilitation device design; Exercise research; Rehabilitation innovation

Érick Legrand, PhD, Professor

Rheumatology Department, Angers University Hospital Center (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Angers), 4 Rue Larrey, 49033 Angers, France

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Research Interests: Osteoporosis; Bone diseases; Bone and joint infections; Spine diseases; Arthritis; Rheumatology

Rui-Ming Liu, MD, PhD, Professor

Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA

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Research Interests: Oxidative stress, Aging, and Aging-related diseases, mainly Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) and Alzheimer’s disease

Shuichi Machida, PhD, Professor

Graduate School of Health and Sports Science, Juntendo University, 2 Chome-1-1 Hongo, Bunkyo City, Tokyo

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Research Interests: Sarcopenia; Exercise; Skeletal muscle

Elham Mahmoudi, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, 2800 Plymouth Rd. NCRC, Building 14, Room G234, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA

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Research Interests: Health Economics; Racial and Ethnic Disparities; Disability; Aging and Cognitive Decline

Gerlinde A. S. Metz, PhD, Professor

Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience, Department of Neuroscience, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

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Research Interests: Motor system and recovery of movement; models of Parkinson's disease; stroke; spinal cord injury; multiple sclerosis; preterm birth; stress; motor development and aging; perinatal programming of disease

Junaith S. Mohamed, PhD, Assistant Professor

Department of Diagnostic and Health Sciences, College of Health Professions, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 930 Madison Ave Suit 674, Memphis, TN 38163, USA

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Research Interests: Cerebral ischemic stroke; Skeletal muscle regeneration; Skeletal muscle metabolic disorders; Skeletal muscle atrophy and growth

Silvio Monfardini, MD, Professor

Geriatric Oncology Program, Istituto Palazzolo, Fondazione Don Gnocchi, Milan, Italy

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Research Interests: Geriatric oncology

Pedro Morouco

Associate Professor, Department of Human Kinetics, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, 2411 Leiria, Portugal;

CIPER, Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, Universidade de Lisboa, 1495 Cruz Quebrada Dafundo, 1649004 Lisbon, Portugal

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Research Interests: Exercise and health; sport sciences; elderly; osteoarthritis; exercise physiology; sports science

Elizabeta B. Mukaetova-Ladinska, MD, MedSci, PhD, MRCPsych

Professor of Old Age Psychiatry
Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, University of Leicester, UK

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Research Interests: Ageing; Dementia; Diagnosis; Treatment; Biomarkers

Shin Murakami, PhD, FGSA

Professor, Department of Basic Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Touro University California, 1310 Club Drive, Mare Island, Vallejo, CA 94592, USA

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Research interests: Aging; stress resistance; cognitive functions; Alzheimer’s disease; genetics; geriatrics; genetics and epigenetics of aging; role of metabolism genes in AMI (age-related memory impairment) and dementia; midlife crisis theory of aging

Chiara Mussi, MD, PhD, Associate Professor

Department of Biomedical Sciences, Metabolic and Neurosciences, O.U. Geriatrics, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

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Research Interests: Cardiogeriatrics; Delirium; Hip Fracture; Orthogeriatrics; Syncope and Falls in the Elderly; Cardiovascular Disautonomy in Aging; Orthostatic Hypotension

Mats Niklasson, PhD

1. Vestibularis Clinic, Center for Sensorimotor Research, Kalmar, Sweden
2. Visiting Research Fellow, The School of Psychology, University of Bolton, Bolton, Greater Manchester, UK

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Research Interests: Developmental psychology; Mental health; Physical rehabilitation

Song-young Park, PhD, Associate Professor

School of Health and Kinesiology, University of Nebraska Omaha, Omaha, NE, USA

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Research Interests: Endothelial mitochondrial function; Reactive oxygen species; Aging; Peripheral artery disease; Alzheimer's disease

Carlo Pedrolli, MD

Dietetic and Clinical Nutrition Unit, Santa Chiara Hospital, Azienda Provinciale per i Servizi Sanitari Provincia Autonoma di Trento, Largo Medaglie d’Oro 9, Trento 38122, Italy

Tel: +39.0461.903519

Fax: +39.0461.903112

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Research Interests:  Nutrition; geriatric nutrition; internal medicine; cardiology; clinical nutrition; malnutrition; nutrition assessment; human nutrition; nutritional medicine; body composition analysis; dietetics

Donatella R. Petretto

Professor, Section on Clinical Psychology, Department of Education, Psychology, Philosophy, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy

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Research Interests: Active ageing; successful ageing; oldest old; cognitive functioning; well-being; partecipation; disability; health and disablement
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: Ageing and a Biopsychosocial Approach

William M. Petrie, MD

Professor, Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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Research Interests: administration of geriatric psychiatry; assessment of geriatric; clinical treatment of psychiatry; psychopharmacology, etc

James S. Powers, MD

Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, USA
Clinical Associate Director, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center
Tel.: 615-936-3274
Fax: 615-936-3156

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Research Interests: Accidental Falls; Delirium; Dementia; Geriatric Consultation; Geriatric Syndromes; Hospital Care of Elderly; Interdisciplinary Patient Care Teams; Long Term Care; Patient Centered Medical Home
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue:Models of Caregiver Support

P. Hemachandra Reddy, PhD, FAAAS and FANA

Professor of Internal Medicine, Neuroscience/Pharmacology, Neurology and Public Health, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 3601 4th Street / MS / 9424 / 4B 207, Lubbock, Texas 79430, USA

Tel: 806-743-3194

Cell: 971-279-3626

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Research Interests: Aging; neurodegenerative diseases - Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis; mitochondria; oxidative stress; diabetes/obesity; gene expression analysis and gender-based neuronal changes

Ami Rokach, PhD, Associate Professor (Biography)

York University, Toronto, Canada

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Research Interests: Loneliness; Sex, marital and family therapy; Individual and group therapy; Psychology in corrections; Correctional rehabilitation, Application of behavior therapy to anger and aggression control; Hypnosis; Phobias; Stress management, Interpersonal relations, Palliative care

Celestino Sardu, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor

Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Naples, Italy

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Research Interests: Heart Failure; Atrial Fibrillation; Arrhythmias; Hypertension; Cardiovascular Medicine

Damiana Scuteri, PhD

1. Department of Pharmacy, Pharmacotechnology Documentation & Transfer Unit, Preclinical & Translational Pharmacology, Health & Nutritional Sciences, University of Calabria, Rende, 87036, Italy
2. Regional Center for Serious Brain Injuries, S. Anna Institute, Crotone, 88900, Italy

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Research Interests: Chronic pain; Ageing and Aromatherapy for the treatment of Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSDs)

David G Smithard, BSc MB MD FRCP FRCSLT(Hon)

Consultant in Elderly and Stroke Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, Woolwich, SE18 4QH, UK;

Research Fellow, Department of Sports Science, University of Greenwich, London, SE9 2UG, UK

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Research Interests: Dysphagia; frailty; care homes; stroke; swallowing rehabilitation; healthy aging

Wook Song, PhD, Professor

Institute of Sport Science, Institute on Aging, AI Institute, Seoul National University

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Research Interests: Aging; Sarcopenia; Frailty; Exercise Intervention for Chronic Disease (Cancer, Type2 DM, Cognitive dysfunction etc)

Carlos Spuch, PhD, Senior Researcher

1. Neuroscience Translational Group. Galicia Sur Health Research Institute.
2. CIBER of Mental Health (CIBERSAM)

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Research Interests: Alzheimer disease; Depression; Biomarkers; Anxiety; Schizophrenia; Age-related diseases

Ines Testoni, Professor

Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology (FISPPA), University of Padova, Via Venezia 14, Padova, 35131, Italy

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Research Interests:

  1. Death Studies: social psychology of health and psycho-thanatology – death education – anticipatory mourning; theory of adult attachment and mourning/grief processing; grief processing counselling and therapy; social constructs of the representation of death; representations of death and social constructs of the dynamics of youths self-harm behaviors: drug addiction, anorexia and suicide; psychosocial factors of suicide; Terror Management Theory, Near Death Experiences.
  2. Gender studies and gender based violence: domestic violence, treatment of victims and perpetrators.
  3. Psychodrama and sociodrama: intervention and support to cope with death and dying and to cope domestic violence; psychodrama and educational preventive practices against gender based violence, psychodrama and death education.
Theophile Theophanides, Professor

National Technical University of Athens, Chemical Engineering Department, Radiation Chemistry and Biospectroscopy, Zografou Campus, Zografou, Athens, Greece

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Research Interests: Magnesium in health and in food as a supplement and metals and the skin; Infrared spectroscopy as a diagnostic tool in skin cancers

Jacques Vanobbergen, MDS PhD

Emeritus Professor, Community Dentistry and Oral Public Health, Dental School, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

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Research Interests:  Oral health; older adults; oral; dental public health

Giustino Varrassi

Professor, Paolo Procacci Foundation, Roma, Italy

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Research Interests: Anaesthesiology; Pain Medicine; Pain in the Elderly; Analgesics; Pharmacodynamics; Pharmacokinetics; Comorbidity

Annalena Venneri, PhD, Professor
  1. Department of Neuroscience, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
  2. Department of Life Sciences, Brunel University London, Uxbridge, UK

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Research Interests: Early and differential diagnosis of dementia; Evaluation of both pharmacological and non pharmacological treatment of Alzheimer´s disease with neuroimaging techniques; Clarifying the premorbid biological, personality and cognitive mechanisms underlying psychotic symptoms in neurodegenerative diseases, lifestyle factors and risk of cognitive decline, structural and functional connectivity patterns in neurodegeneration and utility for differential diagnosis; Improving individual diagnosis of Alzheimer neurodegeneration with the aid of machine learning algorithms; Early cognitive markers; Genetic risk and miRNA dysregulation in sporadic AD

Claudia Voelcker-Rehage, PhD

Professor, Institute of Human Movement Science and Health, Technische Universität Chemnitz, Thüringer Weg 11, 09126 Chemnitz, Germany

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Research Interests: lifespan motor development and learning; motor-cognitive performance; brain plasticity; cognitive aging; Parkinson’s disease

Ken H. Young, MD, Professor

Hematopathology Division, Department of Pathology, Duke Cancer Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA

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Research Interests: Molecular and Genetic Profiling in Aggressive Lymphoma; Pathologic and Molecular Classification of Lymphoma; Biomarker study and Risk Stratification in Lymphoma

Section Board for 'Geriatric Neurology'

Fabio Antonaci, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology, Department of Brain and Behavioral Sciences, Mondino National Institute of Neurology Foundation, University of Pavia, Italy

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Research Interests: Neurophysiology; clinical neurology; neurological disorders; neurological diseases; pain medicine; neurology; neurologic examination; clinical neurophysiology; pain and pain management in the elderly

Roy G. Beran, MD

Conjoint Professor, Department of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia;

Professor, School of Medicine, Griffith University, Nathan, Queensland, Australia;

Profeesor, Chair, Medical Law, Sechenov Moscow First State University, Moscow, Russia

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Research Interests: Sleep; health law & ethics; epilepsy; sleep disorders; drug trials; legal medicine; neurological conditions & new therapies; neurological advances

Gilles Berrut, MD, PhD

Professor and President, Gérontopôle Autonomie Longévité des Pays de la Loire, Nantes University Hospital (CHU de Nantes), Nantes, France

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Research Interests: geriatrics; biology of aging; internal medicine; vascular medicine; Alzheimer’s disease

Susan A. Farr, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63104, USA

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Research Interests: Alzheimer's disease; learning and memory

Pietro Gareri, MD, PhD, geriatrician.

CDCD Catanzaro Lido – ASP Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy

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Research Interests: Assessment and care of elderly complex patients with comorbidities and poly-treated; Elderly; Dementia care; Cognitive disorders; Behavioral disorders; Neurobiology; Home care; Pharmacology; Parkinson's disease; Depressive disorders; Comorbidities; Polytreatment; Drug adverse events; Pharmacovigilance

R. M. Damian Holsinger, PhD

1. Neuroscience, School Wof Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
2. Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience and Dementia, The Brain and Mind Centre, The University of Sydney, Camperdown, Australia

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Research Interests: Understanding of mechanisms by which complex neurological disorders (with a special interest in Alzheimer's disease) arise and methods of treating these diseases

Anthea Innes, PhD

Professor, Salford Institute for Dementia and Ageing, University of Salford, The Dementia Hub, Allerton Courtyard, Allerton Building, Frederick Road Campus, Salford, M6 6PU, Manchester, UK

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Research Interests: Dementia; Lived experiences; Improving service provision; Rurality; Technology; Creative approaches

Gerlinde A. S. Metz, PhD, Professor

Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience, Department of Neuroscience, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

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Research Interests: Motor system and recovery of movement; models of Parkinson's disease; stroke; spinal cord injury; multiple sclerosis; preterm birth; stress; motor development and aging; perinatal programming of disease

Elizabeta B. Mukaetova-Ladinska, MD, MedSci, PhD, MRCPsych

Professor of Old Age Psychiatry
Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, University of Leicester, UK

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Research Interests: Ageing; Dementia; Diagnosis; Treatment; Biomarkers

P. Hemachandra Reddy, PhD, FAAAS and FANA

Professor of Internal Medicine, Neuroscience/Pharmacology, Neurology and Public Health, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 3601 4th Street / MS / 9424 / 4B 207, Lubbock, Texas 79430, USA

Tel: 806-743-3194

Cell: 971-279-3626

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Research Interests: Aging; neurodegenerative diseases - Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis; mitochondria; oxidative stress; diabetes/obesity; gene expression analysis and gender-based neuronal changes

Claudia Voelcker-Rehage, PhD

Professor, Institute of Human Movement Science and Health, Technische Universität Chemnitz, Thüringer Weg 11, 09126 Chemnitz, Germany

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Research Interests: lifespan motor development and learning; motor-cognitive performance; brain plasticity; cognitive aging; Parkinson’s disease

Section Board for 'Geriatric Psychiatry and Psychology'

Jigar Jogia, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology, AUD, P.O Box 28282, Dubai, UAE

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Research Interests: neuropsychology; neuroimaging; cognitive neuroscience; neuropharmacology; mental health; bipolar disorder; major depressive disorder; attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; Schizophrenia; Alzheimer's disease

Gerlinde A. S. Metz, PhD, Professor

Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience, Department of Neuroscience, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

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Research Interests: Motor system and recovery of movement; models of Parkinson's disease; stroke; spinal cord injury; multiple sclerosis; preterm birth; stress; motor development and aging; perinatal programming of disease

William M. Petrie, MD

Professor, Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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Research Interests: administration of geriatric psychiatry; assessment of geriatric; clinical treatment of psychiatry; psychopharmacology, etc

Carlos Spuch, PhD, Senior Researcher

1. Neuroscience Translational Group. Galicia Sur Health Research Institute.
2. CIBER of Mental Health (CIBERSAM)

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Research Interests: Alzheimer disease; Depression; Biomarkers; Anxiety; Schizophrenia; Age-related diseases

Section Board for 'Geriatric Endocrinology and Metabolic Disorder'

Virginia Boccardi, PhD, Professor

Department of Medicine, Institute of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Santa Maria della Misericordia Hospital, University of Perugia, Italy

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Research Interests: Hypertension; Nutrition; Insulin Resistance; Diabetes; Primary Care Medicine; Metabolism; Lipid Metabolism; Metabolic Diseases; Glucose Metabolism; Alzheimer's Disease

Sverre Erik Kjeldsen, MD, Emeritus Professor

Universitety of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

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Research Interests: Clinical hypertension research

Section Board for 'Cardiogeriatrics/Geriatric Cardiology '

Giuseppe Cocco, MD

Emeritus Professor, Emeritus Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology, Weiermattstrasse 41, CH-4153 Reinach / Switzerland

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Research Interests: Geriatric cardiology

Section Board for 'Geriatric Nutrition'

Evan Paul Cherniack, MD

Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, The Geriatrics Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA

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Research interests: Nutrition, frailty, vitamin D, and alternative medicine in the elderly

Shuichi Machida, PhD, Professor

Graduate School of Health and Sports Science, Juntendo University, 2 Chome-1-1 Hongo, Bunkyo City, Tokyo

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Research Interests: Sarcopenia; Exercise; Skeletal muscle

Carlo Pedrolli, MD

Dietetic and Clinical Nutrition Unit, Santa Chiara Hospital, Azienda Provinciale per i Servizi Sanitari Provincia Autonoma di Trento, Largo Medaglie d’Oro 9, Trento 38122, Italy

Tel: +39.0461.903519

Fax: +39.0461.903112

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Research Interests:  Nutrition; geriatric nutrition; internal medicine; cardiology; clinical nutrition; malnutrition; nutrition assessment; human nutrition; nutritional medicine; body composition analysis; dietetics

Section Board for 'Geriatric Oncology'

Giuseppe Ferdinando Colloca, MD, PhD, Professor

Gemelli ART – Cancer Center, Catholic University of Sacred Heart –Fondazione Policlinico A Gemelli IRCCS, Largo Francesco Vito 1, 00168 Rome Italy

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Research Interests: Geriatric Oncology; Geriatric Syndrome; Pain Treatment; Geriatric Cardiology; Memory Deficiency; Palliative Care; Brachytherapy; Radiotherapy; Sarcopenia; Neoplasms; Elderly; Geriatric Assessment; Geriatrics; Thyroid Neoplasms

Section Board for 'Geriatric Rheumatology'

Érick Legrand, PhD, Professor

Rheumatology Department, Angers University Hospital Center (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Angers), 4 Rue Larrey, 49033 Angers, France

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Research Interests: Osteoporosis; Bone diseases; Bone and joint infections; Spine diseases; Arthritis; Rheumatology

Section Board for 'Geriatric Pulmonology'

Section Board for 'Geriatric Ophthalmology'

Michele Lanza, MD

Associate Professor, Multidisciplinary Department of Medical, Surgical and Dental Sciences, Università della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Napoli, Italy

Tel: 0815666768

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Research Interests: Optometry and vision science; glaucoma; eyes; cataract surgery; clinical ophthalmology; eye diseases; optical coherence tomography; retinal diseases; vision science; OCT

Section Board for 'Geriatric Rehabilitation'

Donald A. Jurivich, DO

Eva Gilbertson, MD Distinguished Professor and Chairman, Department of Geriatrics, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037, USA

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Research Interests: immunology; stress; physical activity and exercise

Pedro Morouco

Associate Professor, Department of Human Kinetics, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, 2411 Leiria, Portugal;

CIPER, Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, Universidade de Lisboa, 1495 Cruz Quebrada Dafundo, 1649004 Lisbon, Portugal

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Research Interests: Exercise and health; sport sciences; elderly; osteoarthritis; exercise physiology; sports science

James S. Powers, MD

Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, USA
Clinical Associate Director, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center
Tel.: 615-936-3274
Fax: 615-936-3156

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Research Interests: Accidental Falls; Delirium; Dementia; Geriatric Consultation; Geriatric Syndromes; Hospital Care of Elderly; Interdisciplinary Patient Care Teams; Long Term Care; Patient Centered Medical Home
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue:Models of Caregiver Support

Wook Song, PhD, Professor

Institute of Sport Science, Institute on Aging, AI Institute, Seoul National University

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Research Interests: Aging; Sarcopenia; Frailty; Exercise Intervention for Chronic Disease (Cancer, Type2 DM, Cognitive dysfunction etc)

Giustino Varrassi

Professor, Paolo Procacci Foundation, Roma, Italy

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Research Interests: Anaesthesiology; Pain Medicine; Pain in the Elderly; Analgesics; Pharmacodynamics; Pharmacokinetics; Comorbidity

Section Board for 'Basic Science'

Chas Bountra, PhD

Professor, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford OX3 7DQ, UK

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Research Interests: target validation; drug discovery; translational science; structural biology; chemical probes; epigenetics; genetics; human assays

Michael Fossel, MD, PhD

1. President of Telocyte (http://www.telocyte.com), Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA
2. Retired Clinical Professor of Medicine, Michigan State University, Ada, Michigan 49301 USA

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Research Interests: human aging; telomeres; telomerase therapy; age-related diseases; Alzheimer's disease
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals: 
Special Issue: Fundamental Interventions: Revolutions in Geriatric Disease
Special Issue: Perspectives on Telomeres and Aging

Tamas Fulop, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FCAHS, Full professor

Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Qc, Canada

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Research Interests: Aging; Immunosenescence; Inflammaging; Neurocognitive disorders; Nutriton; Oncogeriatrics

Johannes Grillari, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

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Research interests: Cellular aging, replicative senescence, RNA biology, pre-mRNA splicing, non-coding RNA miRNA, Vesicle secretion, DNA damage and repair, Ubiquitin-proteasome

Ron J. Jankowski, PhD

Vice President, Scientific Affairs, Cook MyoSite Inc, 105 Delta Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15238 USA

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Research Interests: Utologous muscle derived cells; incontinence; cell therapies; translational medical and biologic product development

Gerlinde A. S. Metz, PhD, Professor

Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience, Department of Neuroscience, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

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Research Interests: Motor system and recovery of movement; models of Parkinson's disease; stroke; spinal cord injury; multiple sclerosis; preterm birth; stress; motor development and aging; perinatal programming of disease

Shin Murakami, PhD, FGSA

Professor, Department of Basic Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Touro University California, 1310 Club Drive, Mare Island, Vallejo, CA 94592, USA

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Research interests: Aging; stress resistance; cognitive functions; Alzheimer’s disease; genetics; geriatrics; genetics and epigenetics of aging; role of metabolism genes in AMI (age-related memory impairment) and dementia; midlife crisis theory of aging

Section Board for 'Healthy Aging'

Teresa M. Cooney, PhD, FGSA

Professor & Chair, Department of Sociology, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO 80217, USA

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Research Interests: Successful aging; Family caregiving; End-of-life decision-making and advance directives; Death and dying

Rocío Fernández-Ballesteros, PhD

Emeritus Professor, Department of Psychobiology and Health Psychology, Autonomous University of Madrid, Campus Canto Blanco – 28049 Madrid, Spain

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Research Interests: psychology of aging; successful aging; cognitive plasticity; aging stereotypes; assessment and evaluation

Leonid A. Gavrilov, MSc, PhD

Principal Investigator, Center on Aging, NORC at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

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Research Interests: biodemography of human longevity; mathematical modeling of aging and mortality; genetics of aging and longevity

Gerlinde A. S. Metz, PhD, Professor

Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience, Department of Neuroscience, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

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Research Interests: Motor system and recovery of movement; models of Parkinson's disease; stroke; spinal cord injury; multiple sclerosis; preterm birth; stress; motor development and aging; perinatal programming of disease

Donatella R. Petretto

Professor, Section on Clinical Psychology, Department of Education, Psychology, Philosophy, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy

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Research Interests: Active ageing; successful ageing; oldest old; cognitive functioning; well-being; partecipation; disability; health and disablement
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: Ageing and a Biopsychosocial Approach

Section Board for 'Public Health: Law and Ethics'

Section Board for 'Dysphagia'

David G Smithard, BSc MB MD FRCP FRCSLT(Hon)

Consultant in Elderly and Stroke Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, Woolwich, SE18 4QH, UK;

Research Fellow, Department of Sports Science, University of Greenwich, London, SE9 2UG, UK

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Research Interests: Dysphagia; frailty; care homes; stroke; swallowing rehabilitation; healthy aging

Section Board for 'General'

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