About

Sophie is the Founder and Chief Editor of Global Health Aging, a web-based publication exploring the impact of longer and healthier lives. She also hosts an interview series called “Five Questions”.

Sophie Okolo is a writer, researcher, and storyteller with a bioinformatics, aging, and health technology background. Her insights and bylines have appeared in Forbes, Philips, MarketWatch, PBS Next Avenue, Massive Science, Inverse, IEEE Potentials, and Pfizer GET OLD, among others. She is passionate about technology innovation in healthy aging, and how it can tackle scientific and social problems using inclusive design (wearables, assistive robots, sensors, and networks). An advocate for STEM, Sophie supports causes that improve women and minority representation. She is a TEDMED 2020 Research Scholar and serves as an advisor to humanKINDER, a company that shines a light on untold stories, ideas, and solutions for systems change. She also holds memberships in the New York Academy of Medicine and Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society. In her free time, Sophie enjoys museums, improv, reading, and decorating.