Understanding how the environmental, cultural, and social factors that we experience throughout the life course influence the aging process as well as health and well-being in the later years. An important component of this research is understanding how the social determinants of health lead to disparities in health outcomes as people age.


Meet faculty members and trainees in this research area:

Ashe, Maureen
Professor, Department of Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine

Cai, Loulou
PhD Student, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine

Choi, Yoonseok
PhD Student, Health Psychology, Faculty of Arts

Conklin, Annalijn
Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Edwards, Karlie
MSc Student, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine

Engelbrecht, Hannah-Ruth
PhD Student, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Faculty of Science

Havaei, Farinaz
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Applied Science

Henderson, Julia
Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine

Hohman, Leah
Postdoctoral Fellow, Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Science

Hoppmann, Christiane
Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Studies and Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts

Hurd, Laura
Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs and Professor, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Education

Jakobi, Jennifer
Professor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan

Kobor, Michael
Edwin S.H. Leong UBC Chair in Healthy Aging – a UBC President’s Excellence Chair

Lemkow, Adam
MSc Student, Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Medicine

Lim, Emilia
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine

Martin-Matthews, Anne
Professor, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts

Murphy, Rachel
Associate Director, Research and Associate Professor, School of Population and Public Health; BC Cancer Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine

Murray, Melanie
Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine

Ong, Lydia
PhD Student, Health Psychology, Faculty of Arts

Osborne, Lisa
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Science