Living Long or Living Well: Can We Do Both?

About the Panelists

Pinchas Cohen (moderator) is dean of the USC Davis School of Gerontology and executive director of the Andrus Gerontology Center. He has received numerous awards for his research, and serves on the boards of the American Society of Aging and the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging, and is president of the Growth Hormone Research Society. Dr. Cohen is leading several new initiatives at the USC Davis School, including the development of a Center for Digital Aging.


Lucio Comai is a professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the USC Keck School of Medicine, with secondary appointments in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine and at the USC Davis School of Gerontology. His laboratory is housed within the Institute of Genetic Medicine, where Dr. Comai’s research program investigates the molecular basis of human aging with a goal of translating basic science findings into pharmacological interventions to cure premature aging and treat unhealthy aging.


Laura Mosqueda, MD, is a professor of family medicine and geriatrics at the USC Keck School of Medicine and professor of gerontology at the USC Davis School of Gerontology. She also serves as the associate dean of Primary Care, chair of the Department of Family Medicine, and director of the National Center on Elder Abuse at USC. Dr. Mosqueda is well known for her expertise in care for older adults, interprofessional healthcare, and medical education.


Murali Nair is a clinical professor at the USC School of Social Work and an affiliate of the USC Roybal Institute on Aging. His interdisciplinary research interests include alternative health systems and gerontology, and he has written, edited, or co-authored thirteen books, including Healing Across Cultures and the Good Life: An Approach to Holistic Health. His cross-national field studies have resulted in the production of twelve documentaries, including four on healthy centenarians.