How we live the best part of our lives is hugely influenced by our health behaviors and the health care we experience in our youth. We are standing at the doorstep of discovering implementing and evaluating novel and innovative ways of radically changing and improving the aging experience and extending healthspan for everyone. The Longevity, Equity, and Aging, Research Consortium (LEARN) is an expansion of the SAGE Center into a multi-organizational healthy aging research consortium that seeks to advance health equity, longevity, and prosperity for multi-cultural Americans. We seek to foster inclusive research using emerging methodologies. We have numerous faculty who conduct research and also mentor and support junior scientists from underrepresented groups in science.
Minority-Serving Institution Partners:
The LEARN multi-institutional consortium scientists are currently conducting studies using innovative research methods to answer key research questions in the longevity, aging, and quality of life arena:
- The LEARN multi-institutional consortium will promote multi-level, transdisciplinary research using an integrative biopsychosocial framework and harnessing emerging technologies to discover new knowledge and solve existing challenges in the longevity, healthy aging, and quality of life arena
- The LEARN multi-institutional consortium scientists use the latest methodologies like machine learning, artificial intelligence, and other big data techniques, as well as innovative methods like virtual reality, wearables, digital interventions, and precision medicine approaches.
- Waiting until you become 65 years of age to prevent and cure many chronic illnesses is a recipe for failure. Prevention of many chronic illnesses is best done by adopting key health behaviors in our youth and middle age. This is a primary focus of the LEARN multi-institutional consortium.
- Technological advances have great potential to shed new light on a broad variety of questions related to healthy aging and we seek to harness this power through the work done at the LEARN multi-institutional consortium.