Combat Ageism and Fight for Social Justice


As Americans continue to live longer and healthier lives, it is vital that we find innovative solutions to ensure prosperity and aging. Aging is a dynamic process that fosters new skills and understanding that we can share with our communities. Increasingly, the conversation focuses on creating effective practices and policies to support older adults, combat ageism and promote social justice.

Georgetown University's new master's in Aging & Health goes beyond geriatrics to the study of aging well in today's society. We are training the next generation of leaders in the field of aging. Through interdisciplinary training in theory, economics, policy and the human experience of aging; the Aging & Health program examines how society can construct a healthier understanding of aging and build a more age-integrated society.

Taking a Broad Look at Aging


With collaboration from teaching faculty across the campus, Georgetown University has launched the new master’s in Aging & Health program, fall 2018. The program goes beyond geriatrics to the study of aging well in today’s society.

This program is training the next generation of leaders in the field of aging. Through interdisciplinary training in the theory, economics, policy and human experience of aging; we prepare individuals to construct a healthier understanding of aging, and build a more age-integrated society.

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  • Preparing for Work in the Aging Economy

    As college classes resume this fall, Georgetown University will welcome its inaugural class of students in a brand new degree: a Master’s of Science in Health and Aging. “The longevity market is a really exciting space with a great need for trained, educated professionals,” said professor Pamela A. Saunders, Program Director of the new GU program.

  • Master’s in Aging and Health Announced

    The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is set to introduce an interdisciplinary Master of Science in Aging and Health degree program next fall to confront issues facing an increasingly senior and aging population in the United States. The new program is set to be housed in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences but to draw from both undergraduate and graduate teaching faculty ...

  • Family history increases breast cancer risk even in older women

    Family history of breast cancer continues to significantly increase chances of developing invasive breast tumors in aging women — those ages 65 and older, according to research team, led by Dejana Braithwaite, published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The findings could impact mammography screening decisions later in life...

  • The World Health Organization's report on Aging and Health

    The World Health Organization has released a report on Aging and Health. This report is a call to arms regarding the need for a comprehensive public health action on population ageing. The WHO believes this will require fundamental shifts, not just in the things we do, but in how we think about ageing itself...

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