What’s Hot in Aging Research:

Aging and the Environment

April 19, 2017

8:30AM – 3:30PM

Please RSVP at www.usc.edu/esvp (code: aging)

Registration Fee of $50 – Includes Lunch and Parking

Program Schedule

Introduction Dean Pinchas Cohen

Session 1: Aging in Los Angeles
 Population Aging and the Changing U.S. LandscapeCaroline

 The Community Context for Aging Services in LADonald Lloyd

 The Purposeful Aging InitiativeLaura Trejo

 Panel with audience Q&A


Session 2: Neighborhoods and Aging
 Race/ethnic Differences in Neighborhood EnvironmentsCatherine

 Shingles and Shingles Vaccine in the Neighborhood ContextJennifer

 Eldercare Zoning in Los AngelesStephen Frochen

Technology and Community


Session 3: Air Pollution and Aging
 Mal-convergent SmokesCaleb Finch and Henry Forman

 Air Pollution and APOE Alleles in RodentsMafalda Cacciottolo

  Indoor Air Pollution and Cognitive Function in Older Adults in Mexico
Joseph Saenz


Session 4: Air Pollution in Los Angeles
 How High Air Pollution Exposure Locations and Activities Contribute to Overall Exposure in Los Angeles and the U.S. Scott Fruin

Air pollution from port-related sources: Reducing emissions and cleaning the air Geraldine Knatz


  • Jennifer Ailshire, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Gerontology, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
  • Mafalda Cacciottolo, Ph.D., Postodctoral Scholar, Gerontology
  • Caroline Cicero, Ph.D., MSW, MPL, Instructional Assistant Professor, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
  • Pinchas Cohen, MD, Dean, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, Executive Director, Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center William and Sylvia Kugel Dean’s Chair in Gerontology 
  • Caleb Finch, Ph.D., ARCO/William F. Kieschnick Professor in the Neurobiology of Aging and University Professor, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
  • Henry Forman, Ph.D., Research Professor, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of California Merced
  • Stephen Frochen, Ph.D. Student, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
  • Scott Fruin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Keck School of Medicine USC
  • Geraldine KnatzPh.D., Professor of the Practice of Policy and Engineering, USC Price School of Public Policy & Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering
  • Donald A. Lloyd, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor, USC School of Social Work
  • Catherine Perez, Ph.D. Student, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
  • Joseph Saenz, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
  • Laura Trejo, MSG, MPA, General Manager for the Los Angeles Department of Aging