Our Focus

 

Given the tremendous growth in the size of the population over aged 65 throughout the world, a significant need exists for scientific advancements that sustain and improve successful aging. The UCSD Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging and the Center for Healthy Aging serve as a catalyst in this process by focusing the world-renowned research talent at UC San Diego in an interdisciplinary approach to understanding and facilitating the healthy aging process.

More than 130 faculty researchers are a part of the Stein Institute, all with a wide range of expertise and representing multiple departments on the UC San Diego campus, ranging from bioengineering and biology to family and preventive medicine, ophthalmology and neurosciences. Together, these individuals are working as a team to understand the complex aging process and various age-related diseases.

Our vision is to create a world in which older adults enjoy the highest level of well-being, through innovative science, inter-professional collaborations, and community partnerships. We are focusing on medicine and healthcare as well as on technology, housing, built environment, and activities of older adults in the rapidly changing society locally, nationally, and internationally.