Minority Health & Health Disparities

The United States is increasingly diverse. About 40 percent of the population belongs to a racial or ethnic minority group, and by 2060 this percentage is expected to increase to 61 percent. Older minorities suffer disproportionately from a number of negative health outcomes, which is why the Institute of Gerontology is committed to research that may offer solutions to improve health for everyone living in our communities.

Featured Projects

Socio-Epigenetic Pathways to Cognitive Performance in Older Puerto Ricans

Healthy Life Expectancy Among Older Hispanics: Individual and Neighborhood Influences 

In addition to these feature projects, the Institute seeks to close this health disparity gap in each of our four target initiatives: assistive technology, social connectedness, cognitive health, and emotional well-being. View the variety of projects IOG faculty are currently working on here.