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Sophie Okolo

Health Technology

Sophie is passionate about improving healthcare through research, innovations, and collaboration. Her insights and bylines have appeared on Forbes, MarketWatch, PBS Next Avenue, Future Science, and Pfizer Get Old among others.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in bioinformatics, master’s degree in community health and a graduate certificate in gerontology. Her work focuses on preventing Alzheimer’s disease, improving the quality of life for older people, and increasing awareness of preventive healthcare strategies.

An advocate for STEM inclusion, Sophie supports various causes that advance female and minority representation.

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Caregiving is increasingly falling to young people, especially minority millenials

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Employers and government have a responsibility to help ease the burden for those caring for loved ones with dementia

Elderly patients are being excluded from breakthroughs in diabetes science

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We need more inclusivity in research, and technology geared towards older patients.