About the Roybal Center for Behavioral Interventions in Aging

Roybal Center for Behavioral Interventions in Aging

The Roybal Center for Behavioral Interventions in Aging at the USC Schaeffer Center conducts research that advances healthy aging for older adults who are economically insecure, culturally diverse, and historically under-served. The Roybal Center develops and tests interventions based on insights from behavioral science to promote healthy aging.  The Roybal Center aims to strengthen the ability of clinicians to choose or recommend the safest and most effective treatments for their patients through the use of behavioral insights—nudges— that are developed through the center. Ultimately, the Roybal Center will address some of the country’s most pressing population health concerns that are driven by overuse of medical services and under use of comparatively effective services.

Mission | To develop simple interventions based on insights from behavioral science to promote healthy aging.

 

Specific Aims:

  • Conduct behavioral intervention development and implementation to encourage appropriate medical treatment decisions through the use of behavioral insights from psychology and economics.
  • Leverage simulation modeling to select interventions with the greatest potential to impact population health.
  • Translate these findings for policy makers who influence aging policy.

 

Roybal Center 2020-2021 pilot awardees and 2021-2022 application information

Applications for the June 1, 2021-May 31, 2022 period closed January 22, 2021. Information about the application process can be found here. Information about funded pilot projects can be found here.

Leadership

Jason Doctor, PhD
Co-Principle Investigator, Roybal Center for Behavioral Interventions in Aging
Co-Director, Behavioral Sciences Program, USC Schaeffer Center
Norman Topping Chair in Medicine and Public Policy, USC Price School of Public Policy

Dana GoldmanDana Goldman, PhD
Co-Principle Investigator, Roybal Center for Behavioral Interventions in Aging
Director, USC Schaeffer Center
Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Pharmacy & Economics, USC School of Pharmacy and the USC Price School of Public Policy

Daniella MeekerDaniella Meeker, PhD
Co-Investigator and Pilot Core Director, Roybal Center for Behavioral Interventions in Aging
Fellow, USC Schaeffer Center
Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Barbara Turner, PhD
Co-Investigator and Clinical Advisor, Roybal Center for Behavioral Interventions in Aging 
Senior Fellow, USC Schaeffer Center
Clinical Professor, Medicine, USC Gehr Family Center for Health Systems Science and Innovation, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Rebecca Trotzky-Sirr, MD
Co-Investigator, Roybal Center for Behavioral Interventions in Aging 
Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

 


This project is supported by the National Institute on Aging under the National Institutes of Health, award number 2P30AG024968-17.  The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.