Anne L. Friedlander, PhD
Consulting Professor, Program in Human Biology, Stanford University
Dr. Anne L. Friedlander applies her deep scientific experience to the areas of activity and mobility within ConnectWell in addition to integrating best practices in applied disease prevention across all ConnectWell programs. She is an exercise physiologist with over 20 years of experience in academia, human physiology research and the development of new ideas to improve people's health and physical performance.
Anne L. Friedlander, Ph.D., is a Consulting Professor in the Program of Human Biology at Stanford University where she has taught classes such as Exercise Physiology, Applied Topics in Physiology, and Agile Aging since 1997. She served as the Director of the Mobility Division within the Stanford Center on Longevity (SCL) from 2006-2009 during which time she developed innovative strategies to enhance mobility and physical function throughout the lifespan and promoted collaborative efforts between academia and industry. Prior to working at the SCL, Anne was both the Director of the Exercise Physiology Lab and the Associate Director for Education of the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System beginning in 2000. Anne has broad research experience in the areas of enhancing human performance, environmental physiology, and using physical activity and mobility to promote healthy aging. She is passionate about the benefits of movement on the aging process and specializes in giving inspirational talks translating scientific findings on physiology and exercise into practical applications for people. Her current teaching focus includes expanding online education in physiology and health to engage broad audiences using innovative new technologies and storytelling techniques.
Born and raised in San Francisco, California, Anne has always taken advantage of the outdoor activities available in the Bay Area. She runs, hikes, bikes and skis whenever possible and feels most grounded when she is enjoying nature and the mountains. Throughout her life, she played numerous team sports including soccer and lacrosse and that team spirit continues in her attitude and work today. Anne loves sharing her joy of physical activity and the outdoors with others in a way that inspires them to incorporate movement into their daily lives to promote health and well-being.
Anne received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Wesleyan University, a Masterís and Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from the University of California, Berkeley, and conducted her post-doctoral training in the Division of Endocrinology, Geriatrics and Metabolism at the Stanford University School of Medicine.