HEALTHY & SUCCESSFUL AGING
Associate Professor, School of Health and Exercise Science, Faculty of Health and Social Development
This cross campus research cluster will advance knowledge to inform the design and evaluation of tailored approaches for healthy and successful adult aging.
Supporting collaboration among researchers on both campuses of UBC and community partners, this cluster will advance existing programs of research that address the social, psychological, physiological and environmental domains of aging this cluster supports. Maintaining high levels of functioning and resilience to challenges is a central goal of healthy and successful aging and the shared research pursuit of this cluster. Aging is profoundly heterogeneous and as such research activities will engage diverse adult populations (e.g., elite functionally fit to frail, rural and urban, men and women) as well as those living with chronic illness in order to inform tailored interventions and approaches that strengthen resilience, support self-management, and build social support for men and women’s healthy and successful aging.