The mission of the Center for Lifespan Health is to encourage the exchange of ideas and strengthen lifespan health education efforts.

Along with scientists at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, researchers from several USC schools and departments—from medicine, pharmacy, engineering, and social work to public policy, liberal arts, religious life, and communication—conduct research involving some aspect of lifespan health. As the world’s population becomes older on average, individuals in very different fields are coming together to show how aging research illuminates the relationship between health in early and late life, connects the study of the mind and the body, and aids understanding of both external and internal influences on health.