Our four primary program areas are: The Science of Health; Biosocial Aging and Health Equity; Thriving Aging Societies: Social Engagement and Societal Infrastructure; and Global Health and Aging.

 

 

PROGRAM IN THE SCIENCE OF HEALTH

Alan A. Cohen, PhD, lead

Understanding of the biological and psychological processes that underpin an overall state of health.

 

PROGRAM IN BIOSOCIAL AGING AND HEALTH EQUITY

Allison E. Aiello, PhD, lead; Daniel Belsky, PhD and Adina Zeki Al-Hazzouri, PhD, faculty

Identifying and studying the social and biological processes that impact healthy aging and build health equity.

 

PROGRAM IN THRIVING AGING SOCIETIES: SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT AND SOCIETAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH and John W. Rowe, MD, leads

Transforming societies to successfully age, and create a Third Demographic Dividend, where people of all ages benefit from longer lives, and aging societies are thriving societies. Health systems that best create health and meet needs in aging, and innovations in  societal institutions to design out loneliness and enable the social capital, meaning, purpose and beneficial impact of longer lives.

 

PROGRAM IN GLOBAL HEALTH AND AGING

Kavita Sivaramakrishnan, PhD, lead

Social, economic, health and cultural aspects of longevity, the diversity of aging, variations in the quality of life of older individuals within and between societies and effects on aging and disease across the life course, in low and middle income countries calling for coordinated policy interventions and social action.