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At the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, life is our work. We study aging across the human lifespan, pursuing innovation to help people live healthier, happier lives within more inclusive, equitable communities.

What is Gerontology?

Gerontology is the study of the biological, psychological and sociological aspects of human development and the intricacies of aging across the lifespan. The processes of aging are both unique and universal, relevant to every person, company, industry and community.

By investigating aging-related issues and pursuing innovation, gerontologists at the USC Leonard Davis School help people live healthier, happier lives within more inclusive, equitable communities.

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Gerontology Careers

Gerontology career prospects have exploded in recent years. People around the globe are living longer than ever, creating unprecedented demographic shifts toward an aging population. With more growth on the horizon, a USC Leonard Davis School education positions you for success in a wide array of fields, including medicine, research, technology development, service, education, policy, innovation and housing.

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Our Gerontology Expertise

Gerontology is a multidisciplinary field that impacts every sector and community, and aging-related issues are only getting more relevant and urgent.

USC Leonard Davis faculty offer broad-ranging expertise, making extraordinary contributions to their disciplines and equipping the next generation of gerontology leaders.

Our expertise spans multiple domains, empowering us to advance in areas including:

Gerontology research

Applied and translational research on aging

Aging policy and aging services

Discover our Gerontology Programs

Explore our gerontology programs, or contact us to learn more about the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology.

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