The creation of a multidisciplinary, university-based research centre was initiated in 1987. The Centre on Aging updated its name to the Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health in 2016 to highlight the interdisciplinary work of affiliates in the social, behavioral, and health sciences to improve health and well-being across the lifespan.

The name change acknowledges the institute's emphasis on lifelong processes that influence health and aging-related outcomes. While retaining an emphasis on aging, IALH reflects a shift toward understanding the modifiable lifestyle and contextual factors that influence aging and health outcomes later in life.

The term, institute, better reflects the broad scope, interdisciplinarity, and range of partnerships we have developed.

Current directors

Current Directors

Past directors

Past directors of IALH