Gerontology Institute


The Gerontology Institute carries out basic and applied social and economic research on aging and engages in public education on aging policy issues, with an emphasis on:

  • income security
  • health (including long-term care)
  • productive aging (including transportation)
  • basic social and demographic research on aging
  • long-term support and services

Affiliated Centers

The Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging conducts applied research aimed at addressing the wellbeing of New England's older residents.

The LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston bridges policy and practice by advancing evidence-based research and innovation to move the health and long-term services and supports system to provide better value and care that is more responsive to consumer needs.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) provides lifelong learning, trips, and social activities for those over age 50.

The Pension Action Center offers counseling for citizens on their pension rights.

Journals on Aging

The Gerontology Institute edits two peer-reviewed journals on aging:

  • Journal on Aging & Social Policy
  • Research on Aging

Sample Publications

Learn more about our basic and applied research on gerontology and public education on aging policy issues including:

  • Community Planning and Evaluation
  • Elder Housing and Assisted Living
  • Families in Later Life and Grandparenthood
  • Health and Long-Term Care
  • Productive Aging and Older Workers
  • Retirement and Economic Security
  • Transportation