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Medical Expert - Stephen B. Kritchevsky, PhD

Area of Expertise: Aging - Gerontology
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Stephen B. Kritchevsky, PhD

Director, Sticht Center on Aging


Professor, Internal Medicine and Translational Science


Associate Director, Translational Science Institute

Kritchevsky is an epidemiologist specializing in nutrition, chronic disease and physical function in older adults. He has leadership positions in several multi-center observational studies and clinical trials focused on the functional health of older adults including the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders Clinical Trial, the Health Aging and Body Composition Study, the Cardiovascular Health Study – All-Stars Study, and the Look AHEAD Memory and Movement Study. Kritchevsky is the principal Investigator of the  Wake Forest Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, one of 13 such centers supported by the National Institute on Aging. He has authored more than 350 publications and has been recognized by Thompson-Reuters as one of the most highly cited researchers in his field. Kritchevsky is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences which is one of the highest impact journals in the field of aging. He is broadly knowledgeable about issues related to health and aging in older adults, with particular expertise in the areas of obesity, body composition and nutrition.


Aging, epidemiology, chronic disease, physical function, obesity, body mass index, diet, frailty, functional decline, cognitive decline, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, memory decline, memory, cognitive function, cognitive impairment, elderly, gerontology, baby boomers, mobility, geriatrics, senior citizens, nutrition in elderly, preventative care, geriatric assessment, clinical studies/trials

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