Longevity Innovators

Advances in science and public health are increasing longevity and enhancing the quality of life for people around the world. In a series of interviews, 18 visionaries reveal exciting trends and insights regarding healthy longevity, sharing their vision for a better future. The interviews highlight new discoveries in biomedical and psychosocial science, as well as strategies to promote prevention and wellness for older adults.

Alan Alda

Why Empathy Is Crucial for Communication

Six-time Emmy Award winner Alan Alda explains how better communication about science and medicine can lead to improved health outcomes.

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Nir Barzilai

What May Be the Strongest Link to Longevity

Director of the Longevity Genes Project at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Nir Barzilai discusses longevity genes and drug design for age-related diseases.

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Regina Benjamin

Making Disease Prevention a Higher National Priority

Regina Benjamin, the 18th U.S. Surgeon General, talks about how a sense of purpose leads to longer, healthier lives.

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Keith Black

The Best Way to Improve Brain Health

World-renowned neurosurgeon Keith Black talks about the importance of developing a test for early onset Alzheimer’s and his goal to inspire the next generation.

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Elizabeth Blackburn

The Habits That Can Help You Live Longer

Nobel Prize winner Elizabeth Blackburn emphasizes the importance of maintaining healthy habits.

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Dan Buettner

How to Make U.S. Cities Blue Zones for Healthy Longevity

New York Times bestselling author Dan Buettner explains how American cities can become places that older adults choose to reside.

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Deepak Chopra

Achieving Mind-Body Balance

Deepak Chopra, a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation, discusses his lifestyle choices for well-being and healthy aging.

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Laura Deming

Healthspan, Not Lifespan

Thiel Fellow Laura Deming explains the importance of disease prevention in healthy aging and why longevity is a growing emerging market.

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Ezekiel Emanuel

Quality, Not Quantity, of Years Matters Most

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, a globally renowned oncologist and bioethicist, explains the urgent need to improve quality of life and why we are getting further from an honest conversation about aging.

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André Fenton

The Key to Forming Long-Term Memories

NYU Professor and neurobiologist André Fenton explains how his work is increasing our understanding of the aging brain.

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Ellen Goodman

Changing the Conversation About End of Life

Pulitzer Prize winner Ellen Goodman reflects on the importance of having an advance directive and how our health-care system can reduce unnecessary and unhelpful interventions at the end of life.

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Sally Greengross

Preparing for Population Aging

British House of Lords member Baroness Sally Greengross explains the importance of treating the elderly with dignity and why governments must make dementia research a priority.


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Arianna Huffington

On a Mission to End the Stress and Burnout Epidemic

Arianna Huffington explains the role of restorative sleep in reducing stress and why sleep becomes more important as we age.

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Sharon Inouye

The Relationship Between Delirium and Dementia

Harvard professor Dr. Sharon K. Inouye talks about the role delirium plays in the development of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

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Trish Lopez

The Benefits of Connecting with Young People

Teeniors™ founder Trish Lopez explains the impact of intergenerational connections and how companies can change the future of aging.

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Jim Mellon

Investing in the Growing Longevity Market

Entrepreneur and investor Jim Mellon talks about his book Juvenescence and shares his expert advice for future investors in longevity science.

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Ai-jen Poo

How to Build a Strong Caregiving Workforce

MacArthur Fellow Ai-jen Poo talks about the impact of population aging on the caregiving workforce.

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Bill Thomas

Saying No to Pervasive Ageism

Author, entrepreneur, and medical doctor Bill Thomas explains why it’s important to combat ageism and how care services for older people have improved over the years.

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