Yasuyuki Gondo

Yasuyuki Gondo

Osaka University

Yasuyuki Gondo has been studying human aging since he started working at the Tokyo metropolitan institute of gerontology. His study framework is a holistic understanding of human aging from biological, social, and psychological perspectives. His study framework was developed working with researchers having different disciplines. He joined Tokyo centenarian study in 1999. Since then, he interviews more than 500 centenarians and their family members. He is an active member of the International Centenarian Consortium (ICC); a worldwide network studying healthy aging and longevity thought studying centenarians. He started the SONIC study (Gerontological framework longitudinal epidemiological study for older adults) in 2010 as a PI and published more than 30 peer-reviewed articles. He is also involved in a field survey for a social innovation called community-based social innovation (CBSI) which aims to improve older people’s physical and psychological well-being by older people themselves supported WHO. His another project is about the use of care and IT technology in oldest old people and its influence on the well-being. He is also working with several local governments for research purposes.