Yale Pepper Older American Independence Center

The Yale Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC) is an inter-departmental, multidisciplinary center.  Our objectives are to promote the functional independence of older Americans:
  • by increasing scientific knowledge related to multi-factorial geriatric health conditions, 
  • by advancing the science of clinical decision making in multi-morbid older adults, and 
  • by educating and training new investigators in research on aging from a multifactorial perspective.

The POA/Pepper Center is currently composed of four cores:


Leadership & Administrative Core

The overarching objective of the Leadership and Administrative Core (LAC) is to advance the field of multifactoral geriatric health condition research.


Biostatistics Core

The Biostatistics Core addresses the multifactorial nature of geriatric health conditions.


Operations Core

The Yale OAIC is focused on developing, testing, and disseminating new strategies to preserve or restore the independence of older persons.


Pilot & Exploratory Studies Core

The overall goal of the Pilot/Exploratory Studies Core (PESC) is to facilitate the development of innovative and methodologically rigorous research studies.

Research Career

Research Education Core

The Research Education Core (REC) identifies highly promising early-stage investigators and supports their development as independent investigators and leaders in aging research.