Habib Chaudhury

Professor | Chair

T: 778-782-5232
E: chaudhury@sfu.ca

Expertise: Aging and the built environment; environment for people with dementia in residential care facilities; neighbourhoods for active aging; age-friendly communities; dementia-friendly communities

Theodore D. Cosco

Assistant Professor

E: tcosco@sfu.ca

Expertise: Healthy aging: functional trajectory modelling, resilience in adversity, positive psychology, social support, social isolation, loneliness, lifestyle behaviors (e.g. physical activity); Mental health: wellbeing, quality of life, depression, anxiety; Life course epidemiology: longitudinal analysis, latent variable modelling, population-level health; Research methods: qualitative and quantitative analysis, statistics, data collection, survey methods; eHealth: health and technology, mobile health, technology-driven data collection methods, the internet of things

Gloria Gutman

Professor Emerita

T: 778-782-5063
E: gutman@sfu.ca

Expertise: Senior’s housing; long-term care; health promotion; elder abuse; gerontechnology; LGBT aging; age-friendly hospitals and communities; seniors and emergency preparedness; increasing advance care planning in marginalized groups and ethnic minorities

Sharon Koehn

Senior Lecturer

T: 778-782-9467
E: skoehn@sfu.ca

Expertise: Ethnocultural minority and immigrant older adults with a focus on: health and healthcare; health promotion; elder abuse; quality of life

Atiya Mahmood

Associate Professor

T: 778-782-7635
E: amahmood@sfu.ca

Expertise: Environmental gerontology with a focus on: the interconnections of aging; the built environment; health

Barbara A. Mitchell


T: 778-782-5234
E: mitchelo@sfu.ca

Expertise: Families and aging; life-course research; intergenerational relations; mixed-methods research (quantitative and qualitative); social policy issues; health promotion

Andrew Sixsmith


T: 604-783-7192
E: andrew_sixsmith@sfu.ca

Expertise: Technology for independent living; theories and methods in aging and understanding the innovation process

Andrew Wister

Professor | Director of the Gerontology Research Centre

T: 778-782-5044
E: wister@sfu.ca

Expertise: Collection and analyses of health and social data addressing baby boomer health dynamics; environmental adaptation among older adults; patterns of family and social support; aging; health promotion and population health; statistical methods; life-course trends and transitions

Zheng Wu

In Memoriam

Professor | Tier 1 Canada Research Chair

E: z_wu@sfu.ca

Expertise: Family; social gerontology; population health; sociology of mental health; immigration; race and ethnicity; survey methodology; statistics

Adjunct Professors

Sarah L. Canham / (SFU Profile), Associate Professor, UofU

Glenyth Caragata, Evaluation Specialist

Susan Crawford, Term Lecturer, SFU

Brian de Vries, Professor, SFSU

Delphine Labbé, Postdoctoral Fellow, UBC

Dan Levitt, Executive Director, Tabor Village

Kathy Pichora-Fuller, Professor, UofT

Ben Mortenson, Professor, UBC

Jeff Small, Professor, UBC

Charmaine Spencer, Consultant

Lynne Young, Professor, UVic

Associate Members

Andrew Blaber, Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

Angela Brooks-Wilson, Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

Ryan D’Arcy, Computing Science

Scott Lear, Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

Wendy Thornton, Psychology

Stephen Robinovitch, Engineering Science

David Whitehurst, Health Sciences

Meghan Winters, Health Sciences


Anne Marie Barrett
Manager, Academic and Administrative Services

Sasha Gill
Graduate Program Assistant

Kevin Wagner
Communications Officer