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Jamie Justice, Ph.D.

Jamie Justice, Ph.D.

Executive Director, XPRIZE Healthspan

Dr. Jamie Justice, PhD, is Executive Director of XPRIZE Healthspan Prize and EVP of Health Domain at XPRIZE Foundation, and an Adjunct Professor in Internal Medicine Section on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, and Sticht Center on Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention at Wake Forest University School of Medicine (WFUSM). Jamie completed graduate and postdoc training at University of Colorado Boulder and WFUSM. At WFUSM Jamie was director the Biogerontology Lab, and co-leader the Integrative Biology Core (IBC) of the WF Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC), and an MPI of the National Institute of Aging-supported Geroscience Education. Jamie was the recipient of the Jarrahi Research Scholars Fund in Geroscience Innovation, the 2022 Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star in Aging Research, and the 2022 NIA Nathan W Shock Awardee.

Jamie is dedicated to geroscience which that advances the hypothesis that by targeting the basic biology of aging the incidence of multiple age-related diseases can be delayed or prevented. Her training background allowed her lead translational research to test the geroscience hypothesis in humans. This included: 1) serving as Co-I on large multicenter prospective cohort studies like the Study of Muscle Mobility and Aging (SOMMA), and the NIH Cell Senescence (SenNet) Buck Institute Tissue Mapping Center for skeletal muscle; 2) leading proof-of-concept senolytics trials; and 3) designing trials of testing therapeutics that target biological age in older adults. In her new role as Executive Director of the $101M XPRIZE Healthspan she operates a $101 million global competition to drive teams to develop innovative solutions that make healthy human aging possible, for everyone.

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