Resources

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

COURSES
PDV 88 Resilient Aging: An Integrated Approach to Achieving Longevity

WHAT WE’RE READING
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
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

Learn more about research participation opportunities