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STEM Squad Profile: Sophie Okolo

Sophie is the founder and chief editor of Global Health Aging, a web-based publication covering the research and news dedicated to “exploring the implications of longer, healthier lives.” She is a science writer and researcher with a background in bioinformatics, health technology, and aging. Her insights and bylines have appeared in Forbes, MarketWatch, PBS Next Avenue, Brandchannel and IEEE Potentials among others. Sophie is passionate about creating a better quality of life for older adults through increasing access to preventive care and building public awareness of older adults’ perception and treatment. An advocate for STEM inclusion, she supports causes that improve women and minority representation.She serves as an advisor to humanKINDER, a company that shines a light on untold stories, ideas, and solutions for systems change. 

Find Sophie on Twitter, her website, and Global Health Aging on their website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Sophie curated The STEM Squad's Twitter account on May 2018.

Collaborations & Opportunities

Sophie is actively looking for individuals to submit their works and thoughts in any form to Global Health Aging. Since aging cuts across many disciplines from biology to neuroscience, she is interested in a broad range of topics. Sophie is also looking to interview individuals (specialists and non-specialists) for Global Health Aging.