Our three primary program areas are: Biological Aging and Health Inequalities; Global Health and Aging; and Social Capital, Social Infrastructure and Aging Societies.

 

PROGRAM IN BIOLOGICAL AGING AND HEALTH INEQUALITIES

Daniel Belsky and Adina Zeki Al-Hazzouri, leads

Increasing healthy lifespan, especially for socially disadvantaged population segments, through life-course research to understand social, behavioral, and molecular drivers of aging, including development of methods to quantify biological aging and studies to evaluate how social and environmental factors cause some population segments to age faster than others.

 

PROGRAM IN GLOBAL HEALTH AND AGING

Kavita Sivaramakrishnan, 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.

 

PROGRAM IN SOCIAL CAPITAL, SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND AGING SOCIETIES

John W. Rowe and Linda P. Fried, 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.