Partnerships On Display
Astronaut Scott Kelly, Fr. Richard Rohr, ‘Star Wars’ In Concert Headline Week 4 Of Chautauqua Institution’s 2019 Season
CHAUTAUQUA – This week’s 1045 a.m. speakers in the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater are listed here:
LAURA L. CARSTENSEN
PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY AND THE FAIRLEIGH S. DICKINSON JR. PROFESSOR IN PUBLIC POLICY AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY
MONDAY, JULY 15, 10:45 A.M.
Laura L. Carstensen is Professor of Psychology and the Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Professor in Public Policy at Stanford University where she serves as founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity, whose Week Four work with Chautauqua will feature morning lectures, master classes, and special programs. SCL is doing groundbreaking work with a “New Map of Life” Project, recognizing that longer lives present one of the greatest challenges — and one of the greatest opportunities — of the 21st century.
Carstensen’s research has been supported continuously by the National Institute on Aging for more than 25 years and she is currently supported through a prestigious MERIT Award. She is the author of numerous academic articles and the book A Long Bright Future: Happiness, Health, and Financial Security in an Age of Increased Longevity. Carstensen has served on the National Advisory Council on Aging and the MacArthur Foundation’s Research Network on an Aging Society.
In 2016 she was inducted into the National Academy of Medicine. She has won numerous awards, including the Kleemeier Award from the Gerontological Society of America, a Guggenheim fellowship, and the Master Mentor Award from the American Psychological Association.
Carstensen received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Rochester and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from West Virginia University.
AMANI M. ALLEN
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, EPIDEMIOLOGY, COMMUNITY HEALTH SCIENCES UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY’S SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
TUESDAY, JULY 16, 10:45 A.M.
Amani M. Allen is associate professor of epidemiology and community health sciences at the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Public Health, where her research focuses on race and socioeconomic health disparities and the measurement and study of racism as a determining factor of health disparities.
Her broad research interest is to integrate social, demographic, and epidemiologic methods to examine racial inequalities in health as they exist across populations, across place, and over the course of lives.
Allen is Principal Investigator of the African American Women’s Heart and Health Study, which examines the association between racism stress, cardiovascular biomarkers, and biological stress among black women in the Bay area with particular focus on coping mechanisms; and Co-Principal Investigator of the Bay Area Heart Health Study which examines similar associations among black men with emphasis on coping mechanisms and internalized racism. Her research has included work on doctor-patient race-concordance; the intersection of race, socioeconomic status, and gender on risk for psychological distress, disability outcomes, adult mortality, and child health and development; racial segregation; and racism stress and mental health outcomes.
Allen received her Bachelor of Science from University of Maryland, College Park; her Master of Public Health from George Washington University; and her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. She was a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Fellow at the University of California, San Francisco and Berkeley.
JOSEPH F. COUGHLIN
FOUNDER, DIRECTOR, MIT AGELAB
WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 10:45 A.M., AMPHITHEATER
Joseph F. Coughlin is director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab, a multidisciplinary research program dedicated to inventing new ideas and creatively translate technologies into practical solutions that improve people’s health and enable them to do things throughout their lifespan.
Coughlin teaches in MIT’s Department of Urban Studies & Planning and the Sloan School’s Advanced Management Program, and conducts research on the impact of global demographic change and technology trends on consumer behavior and business strategy.
He has served on advisory boards for firms such as Bell Canada, British Telecom, Daimler, Fidelity Investments and Sanofi-Aventis.
Coughlin was appointed by President George W. Bush to the White House Advisory Committee on Aging and by Governor Charlie Baker to the Governor’s Council on Aging in Massachusetts where he co-chaired the Innovation & Technology Subcommittee.
A Behavioral Sciences Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and a Fellow of Switzerland’s World Demographics & Ageing Forum, Coughlin is a senior contributor to Forbes and writes regularly for MarketWatch and the Wall Street Journal.
He was named by Fast Company as one the “100 Most Creative in Business” and by the Wall Street Journal as inventing the future of retirement.
Recently, Coughlin was recognized as one of 15 World Minds by the Zurich-based World Minds, a select community of global leaders in science, arts and business. His most recent book is The Longevity Economy: Inside the World’s Fastest Growing, Most Misunderstood Market.
LINDA P. FRIED
DEAN, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY’S MAILMAN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
THURSDAY, JULY 18, 10:45 A.M. AMPHITHEATER
Linda P. Fried, Dean of Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, is a leader in the fields of epidemiology and geriatric medicine.
A geriatrician also trained in cardiovascular and chronic disease epidemiology, she has dedicated her career to the science of healthy aging and prevention of frailty, disability and cardiovascular disease, and defining how to transition to a world where greater longevity benefits people of all ages.
At Columbia, Fried is also the DeLamar Professor of Public Health Practice and senior vice president at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
Fried is the co-designer and co-founder of Experience Corps, and since 2006 has served as a member of the international Network on an Aging Society.
She is also global chair of ILINK, the International Loneliness Knowledge Network.
She has proposed the concept that it is possible to create a Third Demographic Dividend that enables society and individuals of all ages to experience the benefits of our now-longer lives, based on innovation in health promotion and design of society’s environments and roles for older adults.
Prior to Columbia, Fried worked at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, where she served in a number of capacities, including as director of the pan-medical Center on Aging and Health.
She is an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine, an elected member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and served as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Aging.
She is the recipient of numerous honors and award, most recently the 2016 French INSERM International Prize in Medical Research and the 2018 Crain’s Notable Women in Health Care.
Fried received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin; her M.D. from Rush Medical College; and her Master of Public Health degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
HISTORY-MAKING U.S. ASTRONAUT
FRIDAY, JULY 19, 10:45 A.M.,
Scott Kelly is a former military fighter pilot and test pilot, an engineer, a retired astronaut, and a retired U.S. Navy captain.
A veteran of four space flights, Kelly commanded the International Space Station (ISS) on three expeditions and was a member of the yearlong mission to the ISS.
In October 2015, he set the record for the total accumulated number of days spent in space, the single longest space mission by an American astronaut. That epic year in space solidified his status as one of the greatest pioneers in history.
One of a select group of Americans who embody a defining moment in the nation’s history, he captivated the world and seized the imagination of millions during his record-breaking voyage — proving that the sky is not the limit when it comes to the potential of the human spirit.
On his trip, Kelly, together with his identical twin brother Mark on Earth, paved the way for the future of space travel and exploration as the subjects of an unprecedented NASA study on how space affects the human body.
Kelly is the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir, Endurance: My Year In Space and Our Journey to Mars, which has been optioned as a Hollywood film by Sony Pictures.