Impact, Innovation, and Excellence

Founded at Miami University in 1922, Scripps Gerontology Center is one of the nation's top centers for research in aging. With 19 staff and over 20 affiliated faculty and research fellows, we conduct research that makes a positive difference for our aging population. At Scripps Gerontology Center, we are steadfast in our commitment to impact, innovation, and excellence.

Our Work


We conduct a wide range of aging-related research in areas that include demography, long-term care, program evaluation, the aging workforce, and arts and dementia programming. Our work provides information to the people who can use it so they can make informed decisions for and with our aging population. For a more in depth understanding of our research, visit our publications page.


Education is an integral part of our work and mission. We administer and support several graduate programs in gerontology offered through the Department of Sociology and Gerontology. We also put graduate education at the center or our research by including graduate assistantships in our grant proposals. In doing so, we create a learning environment that is centered on the student research experience and empowers them with hands-on opportunities.


Our staff, faculty, and fellows provide professional service and leadership in many volunteer roles at the local, state, and national levels. They do everything from mentoring faculty at other institutions to serving on the editorial boards of publications and holding leadership positions for state and national organizations as well as service to the community.