Academic Education in Gerontology The Institute on Aging (IOA) offers cross-disciplinary courses and a graduate certificate program in the growing field of gerontology.

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Dr. Paula Carder becomes Institute on Aging’s new Director!

In August 2019, Dr. Paula Carder accepted the position of Director of PSU’s Institute on Aging.

After the IOA’s former Director, Dr. Margaret Neal, retired in June 2018, Dr. Carder had served as the Interim Director.



Welcome to the Institute on Aging!

The Institute on Aging (IOA) is a multidisciplinary research and educational organization with strong ties to various community partners. We are located within the College of Urban and Public Affairs.

Our faculty, who are prominent leaders in the field of aging and gerontology, prepare students for leadership and success through interdisciplinary learning and applied experience.


Urban Center Building 
506 SW Mill Street, Suite 470
Portland, OR 97201

Phone: 503-725-3952