We believe that successful aging is having a good quality of life regardless of one’s medical conditions or functional impairments. We work to understand the needs of the millions of older adults who need our help now, whether because of complex medical circumstances or adverse social circumstances.



of Older Americans will be affected by late-life disability


Because late life disability will affect 80% of older Americans, we work to engage in paradigm-shifting research that changes clinical practice and policy in aging. Our work on the interaction of social and medical vulnerability has lead to a better understanding of how to address the needs of older adults, such as among those who have low literacy, are homeless, or are incarcerated.