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Pepper Center Rounds

Join the Northwestern Pepper Center and the Claude D. Pepper OAIC on February 16, 2024, at 12 p.m. as Dr. Jeff Williamson presents: "Blood Pressure Lowering: Failure to Implement a Key Component of the Public Health Goal of Reducing Risk for Physical and Cognitive Disability" Register

Pepper Center Rounds Archive

Catch up on previous Northwestern Pepper Center Rounds in the video archive on our YouTube Channel.

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:

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