Welcome to the Center for Quality Aging

Welcome to the Vanderbilt Center for Quality Aging. Our Center was established in August, 2006 as part of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Institute of Medicine & Public Health.  




To fulfill our mission, the Vanderbilt Center for Quality Aging is dedicated to the following goals:

  • Conduct innovative research to improve care quality for older adults across the continuum of care to include hospital and emergency care, post-acute care, dementia care within assisted-living and long-term care services. 
  • Provide mentorship and research training opportunities to the next generation of investigators and clinicians to enhance care quality and independence for older adults; and,
  • Provide educational resources for providers, patients and families related to caring for older adults with and without dementia.

The Vanderbilt Center for Quality Aging is comprised of a multi-disciplinary team of research investigators and clinicians (About Us).  We are committed to quality geriatric care for older adults with and without dementia.  We collaborate with other faculty and related centers at VUMC.  If you are interested in supporting aging/dementia care research through our Center (Projects), visit our Donate page to learn more.


Our Research

The Vanderbilt Center for Quality Aging is a non-profit research center with projects focused on improving care quality and health outcomes for older adults. Research topics range from staff training interventions in the long-term and dementia care settings to interventions within the hospital and post-acute care settings to improve care coordination and quality.  We primarily focus on behavioral and social interventions that enhance independence and quality of life for older adults.  We also collaborate with various community partners to inform our research agenda.


To learn more about our research, click here 

Join Our Team

The Vanderbilt Center for Quality Aging offers a broad range of training opportunities in aging-related research to include: 

  • Independent study and/or thesis mentorship for graduate students
  • Research rotations or summer internships for medical students; and,
  • Post-doctoral Fellows or Residents in Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing and Clinical Psychology.

To learn more about the Center for Quality Aging team, click here 

Learn more about our existing job openings within our Center, Click Here 

Learn more about the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship