Many centers exist that focus on the study of aging or the study of disability. CHAD is unique in that we study the relationship of health, aging and disability and their impact on quality of life.

We employ an interdisciplinary and translational approach to research that focuses on:

Research Focus

  • Aging across the entire lifespan
  • A broad definition of health that includes not only prevention, but enhancement of quality of life for people with chronic disease or disability
  • Development of affordable and usable technologies
  • Community-based research

In addition to building and supporting research teams, we also help researchers identify and obtain funding.

CHAD Pilot Grant Launches Ongoing Research Program

Dr. Jake SosnoffDr. Jake Sosnoff of the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health (KCH) has recently received a three-year grant of more than $600,000 from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS).