Faculty Advisors

The Faculty Advisors provide guidance for the Center’s research agenda and help identify and engage Stanford faculty whose research can help meet the challenges of an aging population.


Faculty Leader: Jeremy Bailenson, PhD
Associate Professor of Communication; Director, Virtual Human Interaction Lab
Virtual Human Interaction Lab

Jonathan Berger, DMA
Denning Family Provostial Professor, Department of Music; Co-Director of Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts (SiCa); Co-Director of Stanford’s Art Initiative; William R. and Gretchen B. Kimball University Fellow in Undergraduate Education
Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts (SiCA)

William Damon, PhD
Professor of Education and Senior Fellow, by courtesy, at the Hoover Institution; Director, Center on Adolescence
Center on Adolescence

Hank Greely, JD
Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law and, Professor, by courtesy, of Genetics; Director, Center for Law and Biosciences
Center for Law and Biosciences

Michael Greicius, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurology and Neurological Sciences and, by courtesy, of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Functional Imaging in Neuropsychiatric Disorders Lab (FIND)

Samuel McClure, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Decision Neuroscience Lab

Gerald Popelka, PhD
Chief of Audiology, Stanford University School of Medicine
Department of Otolaryngology, Audiology, School of Medicine

Jeanne Tsai, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology; Director, Culture and Emotion Lab
Stanford University Culture and Emotion Lab


Faculty Leader: Marcia Stefanick, PhD
Professor (Research), Medicine, Stanford Prevention Research Center; Professor (Research), Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prevention Research Center

Thomas Andriacchi, PhD
Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Biomechanical Operations) and of Orthopaedic Surgery
BioMotion Lab

Karen Cook, PhD
Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor of Sociology; Director of the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS); Vice-Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity

Mary Goldstein, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine (PCOR) and, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System; CHP/PCOR Core Faculty Member; Principal Investigator,
Center on Advancing Decision Making in Aging (CADMA)
Center on Advancing Decision Making in Aging (CADMA)

William Haskell, PhD
Professor (Research) of Medicine, Emeritus

Iris F. Litt, MD
Marron and Mary Elizabeth Kendrick Professor in Pediatrics, Emerita

Pamela Matson, PhD
Chester Naramore Dean of the School of Earth Sciences, Richard and Rhoda Goldman Professor in Environmental Studies and Senior Fellow at Woods Institute for the Environment
School of Earth Sciences

Margaret Neale, MS, PhD
Adams Distinguished Professor of Management, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Director of the Managing Teams for Innovation and Success Executive Program; Director of the Influence and Negotiation Strategies Executive Program; Co-Director of the Executive Program for Women Leaders


Faculty Leader: John Shoven, PhD
Charles Schwab Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow, by courtesy, at the Hoover Institution; Wallace R. Hawley Director, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)

Jay Bhattacharya, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Medicine-Primary Care Outcomes Research; Associate Professor (by courtesy), Social Sciences Cluster – Economics; Associate Professor (by courtesy), Health Research Policy
Center for Health Policy/Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research (CHP/PCOR)

Gopi Shah Goda, PhD
Senior Research Scholar; Director of Young Scholars Program, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)

Hazel Markus, PhD
Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences
Mind, Culture and Society Lab

William F. Sharpe, PhD
STANCO 25 Professor of Finance, Emeritus