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Leadership in Aging





The Brookdale Foundation Group


Frank W. Burr Blvd

Suite 13

Teaneck, NJ









Carmen Castaneda Sceppa, MD, PhD

Dr. Carmen Castaneda Sceppa is an Associate Professor of Health Sciences and Director of Research in Clinical Exercise Physiology at Northeastern University. Dr. Sceppa received her medical degree in Guatemala, her native country. She also received a PhD in Clinical Nutrition at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy from Tufts University in Boston, where she resides. Dr. Sceppa is a Future Leader in the International Life Sciences Institute. She is an active member of the Gerontological Society of America, the American Society for Nutrition, the American Society of International Nutrition Research, the American Diabetes Association, and the Massachusetts Public Health Association. Dr. Sceppa is a member of various nonprofit and academic organizations including the Multicultural Coalition on Aging and the Latino Health Institute.

As a Brookdale National Fellow, Dr. Sceppa examined the effects of resistance exercise training on diabetes control in a community based group of Hispanic elders living in Massachusetts who were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Her pioneering research on resistance exercise and chronic disease prevention and management in aging adults with diabetes and chronic kidney disease has been translated into clinical practice by the American Diabetes Association and adopted as guidelines. Most recently she served as a member of the expert panel convened by the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association to review the recommendations for physical activity in older adults.

Brookdale Fellow Class of 1998