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

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Gift Will Help Older Adults Bridge the Digital Divide

A $1.5 million donation from a couple with strong ties to USC will enable researchers at the USC School of Social Work to explore how technology can promote health among older adults in Taiwan.

Provided by USC Trustee Daniel M. Tsai and his wife, Irene Chen, through their charitable foundation, the funding will support the efforts of Roybal Senior Scientist Shinyi Wu and her research team to test whether tablet computers can be an effective medium to help prevent disease, decrease isolation, increase social engagement and improve general well-being among older adults with disabilities.

USC, Mexico Team Up as Co-Hosts of Aging Conference

Spawned from discussions with Mexico's National Institute of Geriatrics (INGer) about shared research interests, the Roybal Institute at the USC School of Social Work conceived the idea of organizing an event that would foster greater dialogue about social networks and the transformation of social and health services from a global perspective.

The workshop was sponsored by its co-hosts—the Roybal Institute and INGer—along with Mexico's National Council on Science and Technology and the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City.

How Do Race and Hispanic Ethnicity Affect Nursing Home Admission? Evidence From the Health and Retirement Study

A recently published journal article co-authored by Stipica Mudrazija, a postdoctoral scholar at the Roybal Institute, finds that significant racial and ethnic variations in nursing home admission continue to exist and that Hispanic use remains particularly low.

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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