Sophie Okolo is a senior associate with the Center for the Future of Aging, where she focuses on enhancing the center’s healthy aging portfolio through producing research, convening experts, writing editorials, and partnering with organizations. She works to increase awareness and support for scientific and social advancements in prevention and wellness and to spread innovative health solutions to diverse communities. Okolo also manages the website, newsletter and social media platforms to advance program initiatives and thought leadership. Her professional interests include improving the quality of life for older people around the world and increasing awareness of preventive health care.
Before joining the Institute, Okolo served as editor in chief of Global Health Aging, a web-based publication featuring news, research and opinion on healthy aging and longevity. Her previous work spans policy, research and communication with nonprofit organizations including the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities and American Action Forum. She has authored articles on aging in Africa, science, disease and innovation. Okolo holds a B.S. in bioinformatics from Ramapo College and an M.P.H. with a focus in community health and gerontology from Armstrong Atlantic State University. She works at the Institute’s Santa Monica office.