Theodore D Cosco 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow 

Telephone: 778-782-5044
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Dr. Theodore D Cosco is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Gerontology Research Centre at Simon Fraser University and the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing at the University of Oxford. He holds a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship examining resilience and healthy ageing across the life course.

Dr. Cosco is a Chartered Psychologist (British Psychological Society) trained in applied social research methods (MSc 2011, Trinity College Dublin,) and epidemiology (PhD 2015, University of Cambridge). For his contributions to pedagogy he has been elected to Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy and for contributions to psychology Associate Fellowship of the British Psychological Society. Recently, he received the Early Career Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association (2017), the Young Investigator Colloquium Scholarship from the American Psychosomatic Society (2017), as well as becoming the youngest recipient of the Canadian Association on Gerontology’s Recognition Award for Excellence in Longitudinal Research in Honour of Betty Havens (2017).

At age 12 Dr. Cosco began volunteering at a long-term care facility, beginning what would become a life-long passion for gerontology and the ageing process. Using both qualitative and quantitative approaches, e.g. grounded theory and longitudinal latent variable analysis, Dr. Cosco examines modifiable aspects of lifestyle, e.g. physical activity, that modify or mediate healthy ageing trajectories. He is a keen collaborator, who is always open to new and innovative partnerships. 

Selected Publications

Cosco, T.D., Cooper, R., Kuh, D., Stafford, M. (accepted) Socioeconomic inequalities in resilience and vulnerability amongst older adults: A population-based birth cohort analysis. International Psychogeriatrics.

Cosco, T.D., K., Brayne, C. (in press) Healthy ageing, resilience, and wellbeing. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Science.

Cosco, T.D., Prina, A.M., Stubbs, B., Wu, Y-T. (in press) Reliability and validity of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) in a population-based cohort of US adults. Journal of Nursing Measurement.

Cosco, T.D., Muniz, G., Stephan, B.C., Brayne, C. (in press) Education and successful aging trajectories in later life: A longitudinal population-based growth mixture modelling analysis. Canadian Journal on Aging.

Cosco, T.D., Kaushal, A., Hardy, R., Richards, M., Kuh, D., Stafford, M. (2017) Operationalising resilience in longitudinal studies: A systematic review of methodological approaches. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 77(1): 98-104

Cosco, T.D., Muniz, G., Stephan, B.C., Brayne, C. (2016) A novel approach to the examination of successful aging trajectories at the end of life. Canadian Journal on Aging. 35(4): 533-540

Cosco, T.D., Kaushal, A., Richards, M., Kuh, D., Stafford, M. (2016) Resilience measurement in later life: A systematic review and psychometric analysis. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. 14(16):1-6.

Cosco, T.D., Armstrong, J., Stephan, B., Brayne, C. (2015) Successful aging and frailty:  Mutually exclusive paradigms or two ends of a shared continuum? Canadian Geriatrics Journal. 18(1): 35-36.

Cosco, T.D., Stephan, B., Brayne, C. (2015) Validation of an a priori, index model of successful aging in a population-based cohort study: The Successful Aging Index. International Psychogeriatrics, 27(12): 1971-1979.

Cosco, T.D., Brehme, D., Grigoruta, N., Kaufmann, L., Lemsalu, L., Meex, R., Schuurmanns, A., Sener, N., Stephan, B., Brayne, C. (2015)  Cross-cultural perspectives of successful aging: Young Turks and Europeans. Educational Gerontology, 41(11): 800-813.