Michelle Pannor Silver is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto with joint appointments in the Department of Sociology and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Health and Society (ICHS). Dr. Silver’s primary areas of research include: 1) Work, Aging, and Retirement; 2) Health Information Seeking; and 3) Perceptions about Aging and Health. Her book, Retirement and Its Discontents, was published by Columbia University Press.


Dr. Silver holds cross appointments in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health/IHPME and the Institute for Life Course and Aging at the University of Toronto. Her research has been supported by grants from multiple funding agencies including the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Connaught New Researcher Award, and the Mitacs Accelerate Program.

She received a BA, BS, and MPP from the University of California, Berkeley and a PhD from the University of Chicago.