Healthy aging matters.
By 2050, the projected number of people age 60 years and older will increase from 900 million to 2 billion.

Gillings researchers prepare for this population shift by expanding current understanding of lifecycle factors leading to chronic diseases, neurocognitive decline, injuries, and other age-related diseases. We aim to prevent disease, improve quality of life, and strengthen quality of care to better support aging individuals, their caregivers, and the health systems in which they interact.

Highlighted Leaders in the Field


Additional Research in the Field of Healthy Aging

Trogdon receives award from the National Institute on Aging to support research on cancer, care coordination, and medication use for multiple chronic conditions

Dilworth-Anderson awarded USC’s Pearmain Prize for Excellence in Research on Aging

Experts recommend 7-8 hours of sleep for better brain health

Age-related discrimination can add to health care woes

Monitoring Social Change: Health, Reproduction, Aging

PTSD may accelerate immune system aging


Highlighted Courses Related to Aging

Classes Directly Related to Aging or with Aging Lectures

  • BIOS 670: Demographic Techniques I
  • BIOS 771: Demographic Techniques Ii
  • EPID 799a: Social Epidemiology Training Seminar
  • HBEH 815: Foundations for Health Behavior I, Global Health Module
  • NUTR 611: Nutrition Across the Life Cycle
  • NUTR 615: Nutrition and The Elderly

Classes with Projects or Discussions Related to Aging

  • BIOS 667: Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • EPID 893: Pharmacoepidemiology Seminar
  • HPM 771: Introduction To Regression Models For Health Services Research
  • HPM 883: Analysis of Categorical Data
  • PUBH 754: Research Frameworks and Methods For Assessing And Improving Population Health

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