Stein Public Lectures

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Stein Institute for Research on Aging and Center for Healthy Aging offer free public lectures promoting physical and mental well-being and staying active throughout​ life. Join us for this popular series with renowned researchers and clinicians sharing their expertise with the lay community.

Lectures are held on the UC San Diego campus (DIRECTIONS & PARKING INFORMATION). These lectures are videotaped and air on UCSD TV and online, approximately two months after the lecture. This popular series has been viewed over 21 million times! 

Upcoming Public Lecture(s): 

April: RE'FLECT Screening

The lecture is being offered in partnership with RE'FLECT and KPBS

MET Auditorium, UC San Diego
April 19, 5:30 pm

RE’FLECT, a fresh and inspiring look at aging successfully, is a new documentary series that highlights six vibrant older adults living life by their terms. This series provides insight into the active and engaged world of today’s seniors who are living out loud and defying stereotypes associated with aging. Panel discussion will follow the screening.

May: The Frank Benedikt Roehr Memorial Lecture Series

The Self-healing Personality and the Longevity Project 

Presented by Howard S. Friedman

Distinguished Professor, University of California, Riverside

MET Auditorium, UC San Diego
May 18, 5:30 pm

Howard S. Friedman is Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Riverside. For his work on "changing how we think about the nature of health," he received the James McKeen Cattell Award from the Association for Psychological Science (APS), a top career award for applied scientific research. His research on disease-prone and self-healing personalities (terms he coined) led to the Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology senior award from the American Psychological Association. His award-winning book, The Longevity Project [praised by Malcolm Gladwell and Dr. Andrew Weil], summarizes his 25-year scientific study of the pathways to health and long life. 

June: Osteoporosis Update

Presented by Heather Hofflich, DO

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine

Garren Auditorium, UC San Diego
June 14, 5:30 pm


Directions & Parking:
Please visit our directions and parking page, for maps and directions to our public lectures.
Unfortunately, we no longer provide parking permits to public lecture attendees (unless otherwise noted). Please purchase a permit from a kiosk at any parking structure at UCSD or park in a metered space. You can learn more about UCSD visitor parking at:

If you are interested in sponsoring a Stein Public Lecture, please contact Danielle Glorioso, LCSW at or 858-246-0767.