Team

The Healthy Aging Project is a program of the Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory at the University of Colorado Boulder. Learn more about the lab’s current research on its website.

Douglas SealsDouglas Seals, Ph.D.
HEALTHY AGING PROJECT CO-FOUNDER
Douglas Seals is a Professor of Integrative Physiology and Medicine at the University of Colorado. For 33 years, he has conducted research related to healthy aging, and much of his recent work has focused on prevention of adverse vascular aging and age-related cardiovascular diseases. Doug’s research is supported by grants from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and for decades his laboratory has provided training in aging research to students and post-graduate scientists.

Tom LaRoccaTom LaRocca, Ph.D.
HEALTHY AGING PROJECT CO-FOUNDER

Tom LaRocca is a research associate and instructor in the Department of Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado Boulder. Since 2006, Tom has been studying healthy aging and working to establish evidence for novel therapies and healthy lifestyle strategies that may improve or preserve cardiovascular, metabolic and physical function as we age.

Brooke Simmons LaRocca
EDITOR AND DESIGNER
Brooke Simmons LaRocca is a freelance editor, web and print designer. She has more than 17 years of experience editing magazine and website content, and loves designing websites and print materials. Brooke has been part of the Healthy Aging Project from its start.

Sylvia Bernstein
WRITER

Sylvia Bernstein is a graduate of the Escoffier School of Culinary Arts and the Rouxbe Plant-Based Professional Certification Course. She is the author of the book, Aquaponic Gardening, and has written for several indoor gardening publications. Sylvia also worked as a chef at Meals on Wheels, where she currently volunteers. She is now enjoying retirement in beautiful Boulder, Colorado.

Elizabeth Wilhoite
INTERN
Elizabeth is a student in the Department of Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado Boulder.