About CHAD

Who We Are

The Center on Health, Aging, and Disability is an interdisciplinary research center that supports research, education, and outreach addressing the many facets of health, wellness, and quality of life. We serve as a catalyst by identifying innovative research themes, developing research teams and fostering interdisciplinary research. Read about our mission.

We are an endowed Center founded in 2008 as a part of the College of Applied Health Sciences, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Learn more about our advisory committee, staff, and members.

What We Do

We provide services and support for Center faculty. We organize research teams, and assist those teams by helping to identify funding, and by providing support services. We supply seed money for promising pilot research projects through our Incentive Grant Program.

We provide services and support for other Centers. The Disability Research Institute is also a part of our Center. A cooperative agreement between the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Disability Research Institute (DRI) developed a national network of partners producing high-impact research in disability.

We develop and implement education and outreach programs. Educational opportunities sponsored by the Center include our annual research symposium, our Lunch Seminar Series, and guest presentations.

Additional Applied Health Science outreach programs working with the Center include the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) and the International Disability Sport Outreach Program.

Learn more about our programs.