Aging Studies Institute

ASI is a collaborative initiative of the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs and the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics. Its mission is to coordinate and promote aging-related research and education at Syracuse University. With over 70 faculty affiliates from more than 17 departments, ASI provides multi-disciplinary research and education that is relevant to almost every academic discipline on campus.

ASI is home to the Center for Aging Policy Studies (CAPS), which promotes, supports, and disseminates interdisciplinary and policy-relevant research centered in the demography and economics of aging. Read more about ASI.


Our dynamic network of over 70 faculty affiliates from more than 17 departments has made significant theoretical and empirical contributions to the field of aging. Research is based on the substantive interests of our faculty affiliates and ranges from product design to age-based public policy and later-life well-being. Read more about our research.


ASI educates undergraduate students enrolled in the gerontology minor program, trains graduate students through courses and assistantships, and provides professional development to faculty via seminars, conferences, and summer workshops. Through ASI’s education and training programs, students and faculty are able to broaden their networks, build their skills sets, and advance their careers. Read more about education.

Upcoming Events

DHERN Conference: Moving Disability Measurement Forward
Sep 17, 2024 at 11:00 AM

CAPS Seminar: Julian Reif
Sep 20, 2024 at 12:00 PM

CAPS Seminar: Jennifer Beam Dowd
Sep 27, 2024 at 12:00 PM

CAPS Annual Conference: Lisa Berkman
Oct 25, 2024 at 10:30 AM

CAPS Seminar: Hui (Cathy) Liu
Dec 06, 2024 at 12:00 PM

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