Center for Healthy Aging
Center for Healthy Aging is a research
Center for Healthy Aging is a network of research units, most of which are currently located at the University of Copenhagen and the Dean of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Ulla Wewer, has overall responsibility for the
Our vision is to make Denmark the world's best country to grow old in.
Our mission is to employ a common conceptual framework to understand the complex interplay of biological, psychological, social, and cultural factors that influence health and wellbeing at an individual and a societal level. We engage actively with a variety of stakeholders to develop interventions and policies that promote healthy living and social participation in old age.
Center for Healthy Aging is supported by approx. 50 million Euro in funding from Nordea-fonden. The Foundation supports activities that promote good living.
The role of the International Advisory Board (AB) is to provide advice about strategic planning, recruitment, feasibility, progress and development of the scientific program.
AB proposes criteria for evaluating scientific progress and success, assists in establishing suitable external domestic and international collaborations, and advises on scientific goals. Finally, AB helps ensure the leadership of Center for Healthy Aging that its research programs meet the highest international standards and achieve optimal scientific impact.
The Board members meet once a year in Copenhagen.
Scientific advisory board members
- Academy Research Fellow Sari Stenholm, University of Turku, Finland
- Professor Erik Boddeke, University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands
- Professor Todd Trappe, Ball State University, US
- Professor Hans E. Krokan, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
- Professor Paul Greenhaff, University of Nottingham, UK
- Senior Research Associate Louise Lafortune, Cambridge University, UK
- Professor Brian Kennedy, Buck Institute for Research on Aging, US, & National University Health System (NUHS) Centre for Healthy Ageing, Singapore
- Associate Professor Matteo M. Galizzi, London School of Economics, UK
- Professor Simon Cohn, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
The Steering Committee provides oversight for research activities, financial issues, recruitment, strategic planning and outreach.
The Chair of the Steering Committee is the Executive Director, Professor Lene Juel Rasmussen, and the Committee members are leaders of the three research tracks, as well as the Outreach Director and Deputy Director.
The Committee meets approximately eight times a year.
Members of the steering committee
- Executive director, professor Lene Juel Rasmussen
- Deputy Director, professor Rudi Westendorp
- Professor Michael Kjær
- Associate Professor Abigial Mackey
- Professor Karsten Vrangbæk
- Professor Marco Piovesan
- Professor Flemming Dela
- Professor Jørn Wulff Helge
- Professor Simon Bekker-Jensen
- Professor Martin Lauritzen
- Associate Professor Maria Kristiansen
- Associate Professer Nete Schwennesen
- Professor Rikke Lund
- Associate Profesor Steen Larsen
Head of Administration Niels Kristian Madsen are also participating the Steering Committee meetings.