UW Medicine

Stephen Kritchevsky

Stephen Kritchevsky
PhD, Professor, Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine


Stephen B. Kritchevsky, PhD is the Toby R. Alligood, MD Endowed Professor in Geroscience at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He co-directs the Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention and leads Wake Forest’s NIA-funded Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC). Dr. Kritchevsky studies nutritional influences that affect trajectories of health and disability in older adults including vitamins, protein, energy balance, obesity and exercise. He has had leadership positions in notable aging studies including the on-going Study of Muscle Mobility and Aging. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences (2012-16) and is a leader of the NIA-funded Translational Geroscience Network, the goal of which is to establish an infrastructure for the efficient clinical evaluation of interventions targeting the biology of aging to improve human health.