Glenn V. Ostir

Health Promotion & Behavior

Health Promotion & Behavior

Dr. Ostir has a broad background in gerontology, with specific training and expertise in epidemiology, health disparities, psychology, biostatistics and clinical outcomes research. His primary interest is in positive healthy aging across the translational research spectrum, from the biological to the clinical, to the community. His most recent work focuses on epigenetic mechanisms underlying the connections between tai chi and mental wellbeing; and examining psychobiological pathways to cognitive health.

Research Interests

Ostir’s research focuses on positive healthy aging, aging and resilience, and the application of telemedicine to older populations. He has more than 90 peer-reviewed publications on these and other topics, many of which have been published in prominent journals, such as the Journal of the American Geriatric Society, Archives of Internal Medicine, Psychosomatic Medicine, and Journal of the American Medical Association.