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Aging of Society: Lifespan Health Focus

“Aging and Health: Promoting Wellness Across the Lifespan”

Over the course of the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 academic years, three faculty were hired into this cluster to be part of a university-wide interdisciplinary initiative. The new hires are now working together with colleagues across the University to create interdisciplinary teaching and research opportunities in the various fields related to aging and health within society. The collaborative for Aging of Society: Lifespan Health Focus at URI underscores the identification of faculty with a focus in aging & health, supports their scholarship, and solidifies their ongoing commitment in this area.

The following individuals are now assistant professors at URI as a result of the Cluster Hire Initiative.  To learn more about each faculty, click on their to view their profile page.

Skye Leedahl – Health & Social Policy

Ying Yang – Health Economics

Melanie Brasher – Health Disparities & Social Determinants of Health

Annual Reports

Each cluster generated an annual report to the Provost as an update on collaborative research, scholarship and service.  The Aging of Society: Lifespan Health Focus annual reports can be found by following the links below.




Aging and Health Week 2015, see flyer below


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