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

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Thanks to Pepper Scholar Applicants


As we evaluate all the submissions, we thank all those who applied for their efforts.

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Pepper Center Rounds

Join us on Friday, May 20th at 12 pm as Dr. Mamoun Mardini, PhD Presents “Developing an EHR-based frailty index using machine learning approaches”

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Congratulations to Lee A. Lindquist, MD, MPH, MBA, Chief of the Division of Geriatrics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, on being the 2022 American Geriatrics Society Choosing Wisely® Champions Awardee. The program helps expand the Choosing Wisely® campaign by highlighting stories of people whose leadership in choosing tests and treatments wisely has inspired others to promote high-quality, person-centered care.

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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, MA, MPH, PhD, 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 16 active projects. Read more about our work here:

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Your support takes our research further.