The Research Institute on Aging

The New Jewish Home is one of the few nonprofit geriatric healthcare systems in the country that has an established research institute. Our team is exploring ways to make eldercare more effective, both for seniors in New York and around the world.

The Research Institute of Aging has a multidisciplinary research team consisting of:

  • Physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Public health specialists
  • Social workers

Our multidisciplinary approach recognizes the complex interrelationships among biophysical, social and psychological processes that influence the functioning and well-being of older adults and their families.

As a research institute set within a geriatric healthcare system with services spanning both community and institutional care settings, our Jewish Home researchers have the opportunity to interact closely with clinicians, educators, and policymakers so they can innovate with clinically informed research studies and evidence-based practice.

Research staff members have faculty appointments at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and other New York area academic institutions; this facilitates collaborative research across settings. Research training opportunities are also provided for masters’ level students, as well as doctoral and post doctoral fellows from a variety of fields, including medicine, nursing, psychology and social work. Students and fellows work under the supervision of senior scientists.

The Research Institute on Aging is dedicated to developing research programs to help fill knowledge gaps in geriatrics and gerontology relevant to older adults with chronic conditions and their social network members. Research findings are disseminated nationally and internationally through a variety of channels including publications in professional and scholarly journals, books and book chapters, presentations at scientific conferences and translation of research findings for the general public.

Contact the Research Institute on Aging at 212-870-5764.