Jeni Cross talked about the science of team science during her podcast for the Columbine Health Systems Center for Healthy Aging at CSU. She presented her work around why humans work better in teams and how research benefits from a transdisciplinary approach. She discussed how teams of people foster innovation, how they communicate effectively with each other, what their relationships are like, and basically, what makes for a good team. The best solutions to a problem are discovered when scientists from a variety of backgrounds work together, each one providing a perspective that the other doesn’t have.

The center’s living healthy longer podcast series decodes the science of healthy aging, bringing it out of the lab and into the homes of a broader public. living healthy longer covers the latest in the biological, cognitive, psychological, social, and behavioral aspects of getting older—from research happening at CSU, to interventions and community programs supporting our ever-growing, aging population, to news headlines that challenge what we thought we knew about aging.

Jeni’s talk is accessible wherever you get your podcasts.