Michael W. Hodin, Ph.D. is executive director of the Global Coalition on Aging, managing partner at High Lantern Group, and a fellow at Oxford University's Harris Manchester College. From 1976 to 1980, he was legislative assistant to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. During this period he was also a visiting scholar at Brookings Institution on U.S. foreign economic policy. He was a senior executive at Pfizer, Inc., for 30 years, where he created and led its international public affairs and policy operations.
Hodin is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and from 2010 to 2013 was adjunct senior fellow. He sits on a number of boards, including the Foreign Policy Association, the Business Council for International Understanding, the NYC Blood Center, the American Skin Association and the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council for Population Ageing.
Recent Stories By Michael Hodin:
Going High-Tech in the Battle Against Alzheimer’sJanuary 28, 2016
In 2016 the oldest of the baby boomers start turning 70. While this milestone reminds us of the miracle of increasing longevity, it comes with a dark shadow: the global surge in Alzheimer’s disease...
Is It Time to Eliminate the Retirement Age? December 19, 2015
AARP recently released the newest installment of its livability index, a statistical take on which U.S. cities promote the good life for the silver-haired. The index does a good job of providing...
Can Older Workers Get the Job Done? We’re Proving It Every DayDecember 10, 2015
If you were in New York City on Wednesday morning, you might have been on your way to see the tree at Rockefeller Center, shopping at Macy’s or just enjoying a coffee at one of the many Starbucks. ...
Pfizer, Allergan and the Growing Needs of an Aging PopulationNovember 30, 2015
The proposed merger between Pfizer and Allergan would create a $150 billion global behemoth touching virtually every aspect of modern medicine. One of the drugs frequently cited in discussions of the...
How to Fight What’s Killing Seniors — And WinNovember 5, 2015
There is considerable attention given to children’s vaccines. Even, somewhat ironically, the baseless “anti-vaxxer” arguments have prompted greater enthusiasm for the benefits of these miracle...
How China Can Deal with Its Rapidly Aging PopulationNovember 3, 2015
China has officially lifted its one-child policy as part of its 13th five-year plan. The question is whether China can limit the negative economic effects of its population growth, despite having...
What Paul Ryan Can Teach Us About Work-Life BalanceOctober 27, 2015
When Paul Ryan declared “I cannot and I will not give up my family time” as he made a deal to become the next speaker of the House, he brought welcome attention to the flexible work patterns we need...
This Hot New Technology Can Save Medicare October 19, 2015
With 77 million aging American Baby Boomers, Medicare must find innovative ways to improve care and reduce costs. Telehealth—where patients consult with doctors via Skype or some other Internet...
Why It’s Time to Prepare to Live to 100October 5, 2015
In Geneva this week the World Health Organization (WHO) sent a wake-up call to its 194 member governments and its fellow global institutions to open their eyes to what’s staring them in the face: a...
The Biggest Biotech IPO Ever Takes Aim at Alzheimer’sSeptember 21, 2015
Picture this: A global business magazine features a close-up head-shot of a 30-year-old male on its cover. He’s of Indian descent, with an American upbringing and education, and he’s just concocted a...
Robert De Niro Is Not Old: The Impact of Cinema on AgingAugust 19, 2015
When Hollywood and top clothing designers converge on a theme, it's probably worth paying attention. In the fashion world, Women's Wear Daily reported last year on the $21 billion market in fashion...
A Look at Medicare on Its 50th BirthdayAugust 1, 2015
Happy 50th birthday, Medicare! In just 15 years, you’ll qualify for federally funded health insurance. Well, maybe. The fiscal situation of the program is growing increasingly delicate, so don’t hold...