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.

The Roybal Institute developed a project with a local area high school in which students conducted intergenerational interviews with members of their family using iPod Touches to create audio-visual stories.
The Roybal Institute developed a project with a local area high school in which students conducted intergenerational interviews with members of their family using iPod Touches to create audio-visual stories.

Dissemination

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

From left: Rigo Saborio, Dean Marilyn Flynn, Robert Taylor, Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, Hon. Togo West Jr., William Vega and Anthony Hassan at the 2014 Edward R. Roybal Memorial Lecture. Photo by Steve Cohn.
From left: Rigo Saborio, Dean Marilyn Flynn, Robert Taylor, Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, Hon. Togo West Jr., William Vega and Anthony Hassan at the 2014 Edward R. Roybal Memorial Lecture. Photo by Steve Cohn.

Research

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

Vern Bengtson, a senior scientist at the Roybal Institute, surveyed the religious beliefs and spirituality of more than 350 four-generation families over 35 years for his book,
Vern Bengtson, a senior scientist at the Roybal Institute, surveyed the religious beliefs and spirituality of more than 350 four-generation families over 35 years for his book, "Families and Faith: How Religion is Passed Down Across Generations."

Events

Jul 31

First International Workshop on Social Support to Older Adults

Organized by GRNAH, the workshop will bring together experts to discuss different international models and experiences of social support and the impact that this support has on health and the overall wellbeing of older adults in three different countries: Mexico, China and the United States.

Dates: 07/31/2014, 08/01/2014: All day

Instituto Nacional de Geriatria Boulevard Adolfo Lopez Mateo 2767 Jardines del Pedregal, La Magdalena Contreras Mexico City (Distrito Federal) 10200 mx

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News & Announcements

Lincoln Ranks among Top African-American Scholars in Social Work

By Vincent Lim:

Karen Lincoln, associate professor at the USC School of Social Work, ranks among the most influential African-American social work scholars in the United States, according to a list published in Research on Social Work Practice.

Researchers like Karen reflect the USC School of Social Work's scholastic strength.

An expert in the area of mental health disparities, Lincoln tied for third among 14 forward-thinking black scholars. The ranking was part of a study summarized in the article "Citation Impact Scores of Top African-American Scholars in Social Work Schools: The Story Behind the Data," which examined research productivity among minority faculty, specifically African-American social work professors, to determine how they have fared in what the authors call downsized and corporatized research-oriented institutions of higher education.

African-American scholars from the top 25 schools of social work were assessed by their citation impact scores, which are based on a formula that considers a researcher's most cited publications and the number of citations received in other publications.

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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