Michelle Pannor Silver is an Assistant 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 the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Connaught New Researcher Award, the Mitacs Accelerate Program, the UTSC Research Competitiveness Fund, and the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan.

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