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Thomas Buford, Ph.D. 

Perserving the health and independence of older adults • Healthy aging • Physical activity and fitness and how it impacts aging and quality of life • Exercises and interventions to increase mobility in older adults 

Media contact: Holly Gainer, hgainer@uab.edu 

BufordThomas Buford, Ph.D. 

Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care 

 

Areas of expertise:

  • Preserving the health and independence of older adults
  • Healthy aging
  • Physical activity and fitness and how it impacts aging and quality of life
  • Exercises and interventions to increase mobility in older adults 

 

 

Buford is an expert on preserving the health and independence of older adults. He believes staying active as you age is one of the best ways to remain independent and have a better quality of life. 

Buford's research has examined the effect of physical activity on frailty, how mobility affects outcomes in hospitalized older adults and the role nutrition plays in healthy aging.

 

 

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