Hi there! I’m Sophie.
I research and write about the intersection of technology and healthcare including how innovation transforms the management of chronic diseases for diverse populations. My insights and bylines have appeared on Salon, Thrive Global, Massive Science, and PBS Next Avenue, among other outlets. I am also a Forbes contributor focusing on the scientific, health, and social aspects of technology—and drawing from my background in public health and policy, bioinformatics, and aging.
In 2014, I founded Global Health Aging, a creative consultancy and award-nominated website featuring a broad range of news stories, diverse opinions, and research about living and aging well in a changing world. I am a TEDMED 2020 Research Scholar and serve as an advisor to humanKINDER, an award-winning company whose mission is to amplify silenced voices for whole systems change using humanitarian design, creative research, and social innovation.
Early in my career, I performed biomedical research in both academia and healthcare including the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REU) and City of Hope National Medical Center. I have been elected to the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society and New York Academy of Medicine. I have a Master of Public Health in Gerontology and Healthcare Research and a Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics with Research Honors.
Let’s collaborate and use innovation as a tool to improve healthy aging.