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.

Roybal Institute Senior Scientist Shinyi Wu (center) discusses the Los Angeles County Healthy Aging Initiative with Roybal Institute Executive Director William Vega (right). Photo by Eric Lindberg.
Roybal Institute Senior Scientist Shinyi Wu (center) discusses the Los Angeles County Healthy Aging Initiative with Roybal Institute Executive Director William Vega (right). Photo by Eric Lindberg.

Dissemination

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

Roybal Institute Senior Scientist Karen Lincoln spoke a hearing of the California State Senate Select Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care. Photo by Vincent Lim.
Roybal Institute Senior Scientist Karen Lincoln spoke a hearing of the California State Senate Select Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care. Photo by Vincent Lim.

Research

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

The Roybal Institute co-hosted the International Workshop on Social Support for Older Adults with Mexico's National Institute of Geriatrics in Mexico City.
The Roybal Institute co-hosted the International Workshop on Social Support for Older Adults with Mexico's National Institute of Geriatrics in Mexico City.

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News & Announcements

Headlines

Gift Will Help Older Adults Bridge the Digital Divide

A $1.5 million donation from USC Trustee Daniel M. Tsai and his wife, Irene Chen, through their charitable foundation, will enable Shinyi Wu and her research team at the Roybal Institute to explore how technology can promote health among older adults in Taiwan.

Study Aims to Help Older Latinos with Depression

Roybal Senior Scientist Maria Aranda and her research team were awarded $1.5 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study the potential benefits of a culturally modified psychosocial intervention for older, Spanish-speaking Latinos with depression and multiple medical conditions.

USC, UCLA and LA County to Team on Healthy Aging Initiative

Roybal Institute Executive Director William Vega and Roybal Institute Senior Scientist Maria Aranda are working on research projects as part of the Health Aging Initiative that will improve the lives of LA County's 2.5 million individuals over the age of 50.

Minorities Are Forced Into Nursing Homes at Greater Rates

The New York Times published an op-ed by Royal Senior Scientist Karen Lincoln about the lack of long-term care options for minority seniors.

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Contact Us

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