The USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
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Rooted in a world-class research university and located in one of the most vibrant cities on earth, the USC Leonard Davis School is a global pioneer in gerontology education, research, policy and service. Founded in 1975, we are the world’s first, largest and most renowned educational institution on aging. Through discovery, advocacy and leadership, our faculty, students and alumni are creating the future of aging – and living – well.
Solutions Start Here
USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology faculty are at the forefront of their fields and are behind scientific breakthroughs that benefit older adults around the world. They drive innovations in genetic research and big data analytics to unlock better treatment and prevention for age-related diseases, explore digital technologies that can support independence, social connection and health, and advance understanding of how to improve living environments for people of all ages.
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By the Numbers
million in yearly federal research funding
alumni making a global impact
world’s largest selection of gerontology programs
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Our mission is to promote healthy aging for everyone. Your vital support helps us provide the world’s leading education, research and outreach in the fields of aging and geroscience. Thanks to gifts from our generous donors, our students, alumni, faculty, and scientists are improving lives for people of all ages today and for generations to come. With your help, we are not just looking forward to a future of better aging, we are creating it.Give Now