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YSPH Dean's Lecture & Program on Aging: "Creating a Third Demographic Dividend"

Talk Title: Creating a Third Demographic Dividend

Speaker: Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH Dean, Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health

A geriatrician and epidemiologist, Dean Fried has dedicated her career to the science of healthy aging, particularly the science of prevention of frailty, disability, and cardiovascular disease. She has led the scientific discoveries as to the definition, biology and causes of the syndrome of frailty. Dr. Fried has proposed that the creation of healthy longevity coupled with new societal institutions and policies could transform the potential of our longer lives into a Third Demographic Dividend where all ages and societies flourish.

Under her leadership as dean, Columbia Mailman has developed significant new dimensions of public health science and education, from healthy longevity to the health impacts of climate change, with the School being a leader in innovation in public health education in the United States.

Prior to becoming Dean in 2008, she was the Director of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology and of the Center on Aging and Health at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. She is an elected member of the US National Academy of Medicine, served two terms on NAM Council, and is past President of the Association of American Physicians. Her numerous honors and awards include the French INSERM International Prize in Medical Research in 2017, 2022 Kober Medal of the Association of American Physicians, and in 2023 she was named a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor of France and received the NAM Rall Medal for leadership in the report: Global Roadmap for Health Longevity.

This event is co-sponsored by the Yale School of Public Health and the Yale School of Medicine's Program on Aging

YSPH values inclusion and access for all participants. If you have questions about accessibility or would like to request an accommodation, please include your requirements with your registration form or contact Eve Liptak at Requests should be made by December 4 to allow for coordination of services.


  • Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health

    Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH


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