Margie E. Lachman, Ph.D, the Minnie and Harold Fierman Professor of Psychology at Brandeis University, is Director of the Lifespan Developmental Psychology Lab and the Boston Roybal Center for Active Lifestyle Interventions. She was editor of the Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences (2000-2003) and has edited two volumes on midlife development. She has published more than 150 articles in books and journals. Lachman's research is in the area of lifespan development with a focus on midlife and later life. With funding from the National Institute on Aging and the Alfred Sloan Foundation, her current work focuses on identifying factors that can protect against, minimize, or compensate for declines in cognition and health. Lachman was a member of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Successful Midlife Development and is currently collaborating on the third longitudinal follow-up of the original MacArthur midlife sample (MIDUS). Lachman has appeared on the NBC Today Show, the CBS Evening News, CBS Sunday Morning, and the NPR Ted Radio Hour. She received the Distinguished Research Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association, Division on Adult Development and Aging in 2003, and the Distinguished Career Contribution to Gerontology Award in Behavioral and Social Sciences from the Gerontological Society of America in 2015.