Sophie Okolo is a science writer and healthy aging expert.

Sophie is a Forbes contributor and creative healthcare writer specializing in innovation and technology, chronic illness, and policy.

My Work

Writing and Journalism

Published in media outlets, such as Inverse, Salon, PBS Next Avenue, IEEE Potentials, and Thrive Global. A Writing Fellow of Columbia University Age Boom Academy and selected as a TEDMED – Massive Research Scholar.

Advocacy and Outreach

Launched Global Health Aging, a three-time Wego Health award-nominated consultancy producing expert insights, applied research, and innovative solutions to aging and health. Developed Five Questions With Q&A series.

Social Media and Marketing

Managed social media platforms for three STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) initiatives and created social media strategy and marketing collateral for various industries focused on aging and technology.

Research, Insights, and Analysis

Longevity and Healthy Aging Portfolio Lead promoting wellness, scientific advancement, and prevention. Analyzed the landscape of aging to identify trends, increase knowledge, and develop robust research collaboration.

Public Speaking and Storytelling

Invited speaker at conferences and events, including Reclaiming STEM Institute and Fred Hutch Cancer Center. Contributing Author of Uncharted: how scientists navigate their own health, research, and experiences of bias.

Scholarships, Honors, and Awards

Advisor to award-winning humanKINDER Ltd. Profiled in Diversity in Action Magazine and inducted as members of Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society and New York Academy of Medicine. Featured in a STEM Trading Card.

“Changing the perception of aging requires creating age-friendly cultures for current & future elders.”

— Sophie Okolo, Founder of Global Health Aging

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