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

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Pepper Center Rounds

Join us for Pepper Center Rounds on Friday, January 20th, 2023 at 12:00 PM CT. Watch for the announcement of our next speaker and enjoy our previous speakers on our YouTube Channel


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Pepper Scholar 2022 Cohort

Call for applications:  Research in Aging for early career investigators
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Webinar: Pepper Scholars' Program Application

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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, 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.