Specific Aims

  • To recruit and retain a qualified diverse cadre of pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellows to conduct gerontological research that integrates informatics tools.
  • To provide interdisciplinary didactic research training in the fundamental theories, methods, and skills necessary to conduct gerontological research including the design, implementation, and evaluation of informatics interventions or systems.
  • To facilitate the ability of predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees to develop research expertise through ongoing research experience in aging and informatics that integrates mentoring by interdisciplinary teams, exposure to and immersion in ongoing research activities, and structured feedback and critique.
  • To mentor all trainees in the ethical conduct of research, especially in diverse vulnerable populations, and recognize the ethical implications of technology use in gerontology.
  • To evaluate the training program structures, processes, and outcomes on an ongoing and annual basis.