253993 Discussant: Environmental, policy and systems changes to promote healthy aging

Monday, October 31, 2011: 3:30 PM

Lynda Anderson, PhD , National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Dr. Anderson will serve as a discussant and will provide a federal and national context.

Learning Areas:
Environmental health sciences
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
To provide a national and federal context for environmental, policy and systems changes that can promote healthy aging.

Keywords: Aging, Public Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Lynda A. Anderson, PhD is the Director of the Healthy Aging Program, Division of Adult and Community Health in the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. The Healthy Aging Program serves as the focal point for older adult health at CDC. Additionally, she led the creation of CDCís Healthy Brain Initiative, which is housed within the Healthy Aging Program. Dr. Anderson has over 100 peer-reviewed publications plus numerous book chapters and invited articles. Dr. Anderson is responsible for leading innovative projects to facilitate the translation of research to practice to improve the lives of older adults. She received her doctorate from the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed a two-year NIA Postdoctoral Fellowship in aging at the Duke University Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. Much of her work has focused on provider-patient communication, moving science into practice, and the development of several measures such as the Trust in Physician Scale.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.