A Positive Difference - Our mission is to do work that makes a positive difference  in the lives of aging individuals,their families and communities, and to meet the needs of aging societies. We accomplish this mission through excellence in RESEARCH, EDUCATION, AND SERVICE.

Mission and History

Making a difference


We have a history of visionary leadership

Portrait of E.W. Scripps

E.W. Scripps, who sought to “bring to the level of common understanding the whole range of human knowledge," founded the Scripps Foundation for Research in Population Problems at Miami University in 1922. For more than forty years, we remained in the forefront of the scientific study of population and fertility. In 1972, with an increasing expertise in aging related research, we became the Scripps Gerontology Center. We were among the first multi-disciplinary centers on aging funded by the U.S. Administration on Aging. In 2011, we were named an Ohio Center of Excellence by the Ohio Board of Regents in recognition of our work. With our centennial on the horizon, our accomplishments are the foundation for the boundless opportunities that lie ahead.