Established in 1984 on the Biscayne Bay Campus, The Center on Aging is a unit of the Stempel School of Public Health of the College of Health and Urban Affairs of Florida International University. The Center engages in research, education and training initiatives that
address the complex issues of growing older in an increasingly heterogeneous and aging society. The Center collaborates with faculty in the School and College and throughout the University's many academic units and disciplines, creating a rich cross-fertilization of gerontological expertise with discipline-specific research and instruction.
The overarching mission of The Center on Aging is to expand knowledge and understanding about the lives of older people through research, education and training.
In carrying out its mission, The Center pursues a research agenda focused on partnerships with three priority areas:
- Long-Term Care
- Healthy Aging and Health Promotion
- Elder Justice
seeks to educate and train future leaders, researchers, and health professionals from diverse backgrounds; to conduct innovative research and to translate that research into policy, program, and practice, and to promote healthy lives for the diverse communities of South Florida, specifically, the underserved, and the peoples of the Caribbean and Latin America.