Our vision is to continue as a recognized Center of Excellence for promoting population health and successful aging throughout the life-course that will improve the lives of Texans and others throughout the nation and world.

Our key mission is to promote population health and successful aging through innovations in research, education, and practice, that examine clinical, social, behavioral, economic, environmental, and technological solutions linking academic and real-world health care and community settings.


  • Identify and solve research problems and associated factors affecting the lives of older Americans
  • Test and disseminate best practices on innovative programs and healthy environments for older adults
  • Build coalitions with community, state, and national partners who can help address the needs of older adults
  • Develop interdisciplinary programs of gerontological education and practice