CENTERS AND ORGANIZATIONS
Administration on Aging
American Society on Aging (ASA)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthy Aging
Gerontological Society of America
International Longevity Center
The MacArthur Foundation Research Network on an Aging Society
MetLife Mature Market Institute
National Council on Aging
National Institute on Aging
USC Andrus School of Gerontology
WHAT WE’RE READING
Gawande, Atul. Being Mortal. Metropolitan Books, 2014.
Data-driven index measuring and ranking the performance of 352 U.S. metropolitan areas in promoting and enabling successful aging, Milken Institute, “Best Cities for Successful Aging,” 2014.
Report and recommendations from the 2014 Successful Aging Innovation Summit: Work, Productivity, and Beneficial Purpose, Milken Institute, “Aging and Beneficial Purpose in the 21st Century: The New Longevity Dividend,” 2014.
Merril Lynch Retirement Study conducted in partnership with Age Wave, “Health and Retirement: Planning for the Great Unknown,” 2014.
The National Academies Press, 2014, “Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life.”
Irving, Paul H. The Upside of Aging. 2014, Wiley
Chapter 1: Our Aging Population – It May Just Save Us All by Laura Carstensen
Chapter 15: New Transitions – A Changing Journey of Life and Health by Philip A. Pizzo
Carstensen, Laura. A Long Bright Future. 2011, Public Affairs
“Global Population Aging: Peril or Promise.” World Economic Forum, 2012.
MacArthur Foundation Research Network on an Aging Society, “Facts and Fictions About an Aging America.” American Sociological Society, 2009, V.8, N.4, 16-21.
Olshansky, Jay et al. “Differences in Life Expectancy Due to Race and Educational Differences are Widening, and Many May Not Catch Up,” Health Affairs, August 2012, V31, N.8, 1803-1813
Valiant, George E. “Triumphs of Experience: The Men of the Harvard Grant Study,” 2012. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (October 30, 2012)
RESEARCH PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITIES
Volkswagen Automotive Innovation Lab (VAIL) Study
A research team at Stanford’s fully immersive car simulator in the Volkswagen Automotive Innovation Lab (VAIL) on Stanford campus is running a study relating to self-driving cars. Learn more
Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders (LIFE) Study
The LIFE Study is a Phase 3, multicenter randomized controlled trial to compare a moderate-intensity physical activity program to a successful aging health education program in sedentary older persons who are at risk of disability. Learn more
Healthy Aging, Lifestyle and Frailty (HALF) Study
This proposed study would utilize a variety high throughput assays (genomic and proteomic) to allow the development of a comprehensive database of the immune profile of healthy aging subjects that could be used as a control for future studies on immune profiles changes associated with diseases of the aging. Learn more