University of Texas, Austin

The overarching mission of CAPS is to galvanize novel research that illuminates how biological, psychosocial, and environmental factors intersect and cascade throughout the life course to generate disparities in health and well-being at older ages. The Center promotes collaborations among scholars and supports pilot projects to address these complex aging and population health issues, and works to grow the number and diversity of researchers who study aging at all career stages.

Research Themes
Life course precursors of advantage and disadvantage at older ages; Family demography; Social engagement, and social isolation; Place, aging, and health.

Pilot Projects

  • 2020. Elliot Tucker-Drob. Faculty Research Associate — Ph.D., University of Virginia.


  • 2020. Chandra Muller. Professor, Alma Cowden Madden Centennial Professorship, Ashbel Smith Professorship.


  • 2020. Elizabeth Munoz. Assistant Professor Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin.


  • 2020. Jennifer Glass. Professor, Centennial Commission Professorship in the Liberal Arts #4, The University of Texas at Austin.


  • 2020. Marika Cabral. Associate Professor, Department of Economics, The University of Texas at Austin.



Center Administrator/Media Contact: Stacy Brodie