Portland State University’s Institute on Aging, part of the School of Community Health in the College of Urban and Public Affairs, is a multidisciplinary research and educational organization.
Around the world, countries' populations are aging, including the U.S. This rapid aging is creating exciting opportunies for a range of professionals who have the expertise and passion to create new ways to understand and embrace aging in the twenty-first century. Employment possibilities are vast. They include positions in aging services at international, federal, state and local levels of government; positions in non-profit, for profit organizations in health care, mental health, wellness, housing, transportation, long-term care, social services, technology, economics, business and finance, and a myriad of opportunities for entrepreneurship.
Institute faculty, staff, and students are dedicated to enhancing understanding of aging and facilitating opportunities for elders, families, and communities to thrive.
Read a note from our director, Dr. Margaret B. Neal.
The Institute on Aging specializes in research on a variety of topics, including:
Best practices in housing and long-term care
Planning for age-friendly communities
Aging services organizational decision making
Work-life issues and family caregiving
Social relationships in late life