KEYNOTE: Bradley J. Willcox Department of Geriatric Medicine

BRADLEY J. Willcox MD, MSc is Professor and Director of Research at the Department of Geriatric Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, at the Kuakini Medical Center (KMC) Campus.

He is also the Principal Investigator of the NIH-funded Kuakini Hawaii LIFESPAN and HEALTHSPAN Studies and co-Principal Investigator of the Okinawa Centenarian Study.

He is also active clinically as Physician co-Leader of the Long Term Care Hospitalist Service at The Queens Medical Center. Dr. Willcox trained in Medicine at the University of Toronto, Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, and Geriatric Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Willcox has published widely in the genetic, environmental and clinical aspects of healthy aging, is on the Editorial Board of the Journals of Gerontology, a leading gerontological journal.

He has been recognized with a Dorothy Dillon Eweson Award for Advances in Aging Research, the Henry Christian Award from the American Federation for Medical Research,  a Director's Citation from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and is a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute on Aging. 

He is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and a three-time nominee for Outstanding Physician of the Year at The Queen's Medical Center.

Dr. Willcox is also an author of a NY Times best-selling book on healthy aging, The Okinawa Program, and his work has appeared in cover articles of Time Magazine, National Geographic, and on Oprah, Good Morning America, NOVA Science, BBC, ABC, among other media.

Read the Day 2 Plenary Panel - Age-friendly Cities and Communities 'Creating Enabling Environments' that Dr. Willcox is opening for here.


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