The Aging Research program at The Dartmouth Institute is a leader in health services research aimed at improving health and health care for older Americans. A special focus is advancing the use of decision science, decision support, and shared decision making for older adults.
The ultimate aim of the Aging Research program is to change health care practice and policy to promote integrated and coordinated care, and mental and physical health promotion and self-management.
Aging Research is one of three areas directed by Stephen J. Bartels, MD, MS, and designed to create a bridge between research, education and clinical programs. Together, the Dartmouth Centers for Health & Aging, funded through a combination of federal grants, foundation grants, philanthropic donations, and institutional support from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, work to improve the health and quality of life of older adults and their families.