A geriatrician and epidemiologist, Dr. Fried has dedicated her career to the science of healthy aging, particularly the science of prevention of frailty, disability, and cardiovascular disease. She has led the scientific discoveries as to the definition, biology and causes of the syndrome of frailty. Dr. Fried has proposed that the creation of healthy longevity and new societal institutions that enable older adults could transform the potential of our longer lives into a Third Demographic Dividend where all ages and societies flourish. Under her leadership as dean, Columbia Mailman has developed new dimensions of public health science from the health impacts of climate change to healthy longevity, and has become a key leader in innovation in public health education. Prior to becoming Dean in 2008, she was the Director of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology and of the Center on Aging and Health at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Dr. Fried is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the French INSERM International Prize in Medical Research in 2017. President of the Association of American Physicians in 2016-2017, she was the recipient of their Kober Medal in 2022. She serves on the National Academy of Medicine’s Executive Council and recently co-chaired its Global Commission on a Global Roadmap for Healthy Longevity.