Research in Progress: Aging in America with Jack Rowe

Friday, March 1, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

CHP/PCOR Conference Room
123 Encina Commons
(Building located behind Encina Hall)

Aging in America

Abstract: The Aging Society Index, a multidimensional measure of the status of older persons and the degree to which their societal context facilitates successful aging,  has thus far only been applied to developed countries. The current analysis examines the trends in scores on the Index between individual States in the US for the period 2002-2016 and evaluates the contributions of potential drivers of the substantial observed differences between States and over time. 

Jack Rowe, MD
Professor, Department of Health Policy & Management, Joseph Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Adjunct Affiliate at the Center for Health Policy and the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research

Dr. John Rowe is the Julius B. Richmond Professor of Health Policy and Aging at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.  Previously, from 2000 until his retirement in late 2006, Dr. Rowe served as Chairman and CEO of Aetna, Inc., one of the nation's leading health care and related benefits organizations.  Before his tenure at Aetna, from 1998 to 2000, Dr. Rowe served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Mount Sinai NYU Health, one of the nation’s largest academic health care organizations. From 1988 to 1998, prior to the Mount Sinai-NYU Health merger, Dr. Rowe was President of the Mount Sinai Hospital and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.

Before joining Mount Sinai, Dr. Rowe was a Professor of Medicine and the founding Director of the Division on Aging at the Harvard Medical School, as well as Chief of Gerontology at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital.  He was Director of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Successful Aging and is co-author, with Robert Kahn, Ph.D., of Successful Aging (Pantheon, 1998). Currently, Dr. Rowe leads the MacArthur Foundation’s Network on An Aging Society.

Dr. Rowe was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Rockefeller Foundation and is Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and the Board of Overseers of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. He is Chair of the Advisory Council of Stanford University’s Center on Longevity and was a founding Commissioner of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission ( Medpac) and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the University of Connecticut.