Promoting informed decision-making and actions for the best health and well-being.

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Pepper Center Rounds

The Northwestern Pepper Center and Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers Present Pepper Center Rounds. Join us as Stephanie Nothelle presents "Improving Care Delivery for Persons Living with Dementia and Chronic Conditions" on Friday, May 19, 2023 at 12:00 PM CT.


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Pepper Scholar 2023 Cohort

Thank you to all who submitted applications to the Pepper Scholars Program. We look forward to announcing our next Pepper Scholar, soon!

Our Mission

The Center for Applied Health Research on Aging (CAHRA), a member center of Northwestern's Institute for Public Health and Medicine, is committed to promoting informed decision-making and actions leading to optimal health and well-being among individuals and families over the life span.

Michael Wolf, PhD, MPH, MA, Director, Center for Applied Research on Aging

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Our Research

CAHRA unites faculty across clinical disciplines and from cognitive, behavioral, social and public health sciences toward a common focus on: (1) Investigations of cognitive, psychosocial, community and health system factors that affect a person’s ability to manage health, and (2) The design, pragmatic evaluation and dissemination of effective, equitable, scalable healthcare and public health interventions seeking to influence health-related behaviors and outcomes

Our center includes six key research programs and has a current portfolio of 18 active projects. Read more about our work here:

Research Programs       Active Projects

Your support takes our research further.