Friedman Lecture: Becca Levy (Yale University)

April 20, 2018
8:30 am - 11:30 am
Eric P. Newman Education Center Auditorium (EPNEC; Medical Campus)

“Ageism in America: How Stereotypes Influence Our Health and Wellbeing” 

Free and open to all. Registration requested. To register, click here.

The Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging is hosting the 18th Annual Friedman Lecture & Awards on April 20, 2018. Our keynote speaker, Becca Levy, PhD, will explore ageism in America and how stereotypes influence our health and wellbeing.

The event begins with a presentation of the Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Award for Excellence in Service to Older Adults and the Alene and Meyer Kopolow Award for Geriatric Psychiatry, Neurology, or Medicine. Awardees receive up to $3,000 for aging-related professional development endeavors. Nominations forms are due by February 23, 2018 and are available here.


8:30 am Coffee and Check-in
9:00 am Welcome and Presentation of Awards
9:20 am Keynote: Becca Levy, PhD
10:00 am Discussion with Audience
10:30 am Reception with Poster Session

View the event flyer.

Learn more here and to register, click here.  You may also register for this event by calling the Friedman Center for Aging at 314.747.9192.

Event Sponsors: Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health

About the Keynote Speaker

Becca Levy, PhD

Dr. Levy’s research explores psychosocial factors that influence older individuals’ cognitive and physical functioning, as well as their longevity. Levy is credited with creating a field of study that focuses on how positive and negative age stereotypes, which are assimilated from the culture, can have beneficial and adverse effects, respectively, on the health of older individuals.

Levy is the Director of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Division and an associate professor at the Yale School of Public Health, with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology. She has given invited testimony before the United States Senate on the effects of ageism and contributed to briefs submitted to the United States Supreme Court in age-discrimination cases. Levy is an Associate Editor of the Handbook of Psychology of Aging, a consulting editor for Psychology and Aging, is on the founding editorial board of Stigma and Health, and serves on the editorial boards of GeroPsych and Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Science.

She received her Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University and held a National Institute on Aging postdoctoral fellowship at the Division of Aging and Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.