USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging

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The Roybal Institute Translating Research into Practice

Community Partnerships

The Roybal Institute builds community-university coalitions that advance the quality of life of low-income, ethnic elders.

Thanks to the generosity of donor Helen Ramirez, Roybal Institute Executive Director William Vega is now the Cleofas and Victor Ramirez Professor of Practice, Policy, Research and Advocacy for the Latino Population. Photo by Andrew Taylor.
Thanks to the generosity of donor Helen Ramirez, Roybal Institute Executive Director William Vega is now the Cleofas and Victor Ramirez Professor of Practice, Policy, Research and Advocacy for the Latino Population. Photo by Andrew Taylor.

Dissemination

The Roybal Institute contributes to the public understanding of aging issues and informs public policy that affects older, underserved ethnic minority populations.

Roybal Senior Scientist Karen Lincoln is a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal's
Roybal Senior Scientist Karen Lincoln is a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal's "The Experts," where she shared her story about what her father’s death taught her about long-term care. Photo courtesy of Karen Lincoln.

Research

The Roybal Institute's translational research leads to new evidence-based interventions that improve the lives of older adults around the world.

Do people become more religious as they get older? That's the question being asked in the latest study by Vern Bengtson, a senior scientist at the Roybal Institute.
Do people become more religious as they get older? That's the question being asked in the latest study by Vern Bengtson, a senior scientist at the Roybal Institute.

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News & Announcements

Social Work Honors Faculty with Endowed Chair, Professorships

William Vega and Michael Quick

"The issues faced by Latinos in the United States are not restricted to one ethnic group nor are they restricted to one nation. I'm committed to a wide lens of critical thinking that addresses fundamental causes and fundamental solutions," Vega said.

An Act of Faith: Looking at the Religious Commitments of Retired Baby Boomers

Older Woman Asian Praying - sm

Do people become more religious as they age? To find the answer, the John Templeton Foundation has funded a new research study by Roybal Senior Scientist Vern Bengtson.

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USC Roybal Institute on Aging
School of Social Work
Montgomery Ross Fisher Building (MRF)
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0411
Phone: (213) 740-1887
Fax: (213) 740-7735
Email: uscroybal@usc.edu