UCLA Geriatrics and Gerontology Research


Research Topics

Aging researchers at UCLA and affiliated institutions conduct research on a wide array of topics related to aging, health and health care delivery. Click on the research topics below to learn more about specific research projects and researchers that are leading scientific research in these areas.


Biology of Aging

Allostatic Load/Biological AgingAngiogenesis, mesenchymal stem cells in repair
Bone health, FracturesGenetics
InflammationInsulin resistance
Mitochondrial mutationPhytoestrogens
Sex steroids

Geriatric Health & Clinical Gerontology

Alzheimer's DiseaseAnemia
Bone health, FracturesBreast cancer
Cardiac Risk FactorsCardiovascular disease
Chronic conditions/morbidityCognitive function
Dementia/memory impairmentDepression
FrailtyFunctional status
Geriatric TraumaHIV
InflammationInsulin resistance
Oral careOsteoporosis
Parkinson's DiseasePhysical functioning
Sexual functionSleep
Successful agingUrinary Incontinence
Visual impairment

Health Care Services | Delivery of Care

Geriatric rehabilitation and exerciseHealth-related quality of life
Long-term careOral care
Palliative carePractice redesign
Quality ImprovementQuality measures
Quality of care in nursing homesReorganizing health care delivery
Trauma/acute care surgery

Psychosocial & Behavioral Science

Alcohol/Substance Abuse and MisuseBiopsychosocial processes of aging
DepressionHealth disparities
Health-related quality of lifeLate-life domestic violence
NutritionPhysical activity
Productive Activity, Social Engagement, GenerativityPsychological functioning
Quality of lifeRace/ethnicity
Social EngagementSocial environments
Social Support/Social IntegrationSocioeconomic Status and Health
Successful aging

Social & Health Care Policy

Health disparitiesHealth economics and policy
Public PolicySocioeconomic Status and Health


Community-based participatory researchData management
Drug design, discovery, and developmentImplementation research
NeuroimagingResearch methods
Sex steroidsStudy administration