ABOUT ME

Sophie Okolo is a science writer and healthy aging expert.

Sophie is a Forbes contributor and creative healthcare writer who focuses on chronic illness and disease, technology, and policy.

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Writing and Journalism

Published in media outlets, such as Inverse, Salon, PBS Next Avenue, IEEE Potentials, and Thrive Global. A Writing Fellow of the 2021 Age Boom Academy at Columbia University. TEDMED 2020 Research Scholar in Aging.

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Advocacy and Outreach

Developed Global Health Aging, a three-time Wego Health award-nominated resource, and designed the Five Questions With Series. The website features research, diverse opinion & news stories about longevity & healthy aging.

Rating: 5 out of 5.
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.

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Research and Analysis

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

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Public Speaking and Storytelling

Contributing Author of book Uncharted: how scientists navigate health, research, and bias. Invited speaker at various conferences and events, including Reclaiming STEM Institute & Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Scholarships, Honors, and Awards

Featured as a Science Communicator in Diversity in Action. Inducted as members of Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society and the New York Academy of Medicine. Advisor to award-winning company humanKINDER Ltd.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“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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