Our population is aging. By 2030, the number of Americans age 65 and older will increase by 75%. That's why our work is so important. Researchers in the Division of Geriatrics are uncovering new and exciting ways to keep people healthy as they age.
We work with older adults in the areas of:
Our researchers in health services look at advanced care planning and decision-making to benefit older adults. Through the Program of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care, researchers are collaborating with community members, patients, families and facilities to bring more research into nursing homes.
A big part of how well we age is attributed to our lifestyles—not the aging process. View our IMAGE group's current studies and eligibility. The IMAGE, or Investigations in Metabolism, Aging, Gender and Exercise, Group examines how interventions such as exercise impact chronic health conditions that are thought to be consequences of getting older. Learn more.