The Center for Aging and Population Health (CAPH) strives to generate new solutions to the challenges of an aging society through the conduct of population-based research that promotes healthy aging, longevity, and prevention of disability. Building on the resources of the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Epidemiology and its funding as a CDC Prevention Research Center, the CAPH orchestrates epidemiologic and public health research on aging, trains professionals in population research methodology, and conducts community outreach. These efforts are collaborative within the University and the community, and engage older adults as valued resources in society. Thus, the focus of the CAPH is to optimize health in older adults by emphasizing health promotion and disease prevention.
The Center is directed by Anne B. Newman, MD, MPH, Professor of Epidemiology, and co-directors, Jane A. Cauley, DrPH, Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Epidemiology, and Steven M. Albert, PhD, Professor and Associate Chair for Research, Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences.
The CAPH conducts:
- Observational studies
- Clinical trials
- Community based participatory research
- Global Health
- Post-doctoral Fellowships
Collaboration and Communication:
In the News
- The accomplishments of Caterina Rosano, MD, PhD, Epidemiology faculty member and researcher in the University’s Center for Aging and Population Health, were recently highlighted in the summer 2011 edition of Pitt Magazine
. As a physician and epidemiologist, Dr. Rosano focuses on how the brain works and what it may reveal about the secrets of longevity.
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- Caterina Rosano MD MPH, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, published research findings on high blood pressure and walking speed in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, and featured in New York Times. Click here to read the article »
- The Center for Aging and Population Health
is pleased to formally announce to you that we have been re-funded by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to continue our "10 Keys to Healthy Aging
" Program through 2014. Due to a gap in funding since September 2009, we need to reconstitute our staff so that we can continue this program and our community support network. We have reorganized the Center into the larger "Center for Aging and Population Health
", which encompasses a growing portfolio of healthy aging research in the Graduate School of Public Health, but will maintain strong emphasis on achieving the goals of the CDC Prevention Research Program
to conduct community based research.
In this renewal period, we hope to regain even stronger momentum than ever to promote healthy aging in the region. We will be in contact with you soon with plans for new and continued activities.