Welcome to the UW–Madison Institute on Aging!
Our center is a hub of cutting-edge research on health and well-being as individuals travel across the decades of adult life. We look outward to broad influences of class, culture, and race/ethnicity as well as inward to fine-grained influences of biology, genetics, and neuroscience. Between these two, we examine proximal influences from work and family life, personal thoughts and feelings, and health practices and behaviors. Collectively, our work:
- Emphasizes the potential and strengths of individuals as they age
- Improves understanding of pathways to disease and impairments of growing older
- Advances knowledge of resilience in the face of challenge and adversity
Purpose in Life