Erwin J. Tan, MD, is a physician with fellowship training in Geriatric Medicine and Integrative Medicine. As the AARP Director of Thought Leadership—Health Erwin has developed the research that supports the health impact of perceptions of aging and age stereotype threat and leads AARP’s work on Healthy Longevity. He is currently working on how recreation and play is important to health throughout a multi-stage life. Erwin previously served as the Director of Senior Corps at CNCS and as faculty a the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where he was a co-investigator in the Baltimore Experience Corps Study. From 2003–2004, Erwin was a White House Fellow serving as a Special Assistant to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Erwin was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army Reserves and was born in Indonesia and is a naturalized citizen of the United States.