Welcome to the Aging and Diversity Lab (ADL) in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The ADL is coordinated by Dr. Andiara Schwingel, and has its focus on the study of aging across the lifespan and population diversity.

The mission of the ADL is to study the process that leads to healthy aging, optimizing well-being and independence as people age. Our mission is also to understand the cultural context in which people live in order to promote healthy communities across various social groups.

START students 22-23 present their research

This Friday, the START (Student Aging Researchers in Training) presented their research at the Siebel Center for Design in preparation for next week’s Undergraduate Research Symposium.

We are recruiting

Participate in our current National Kidney Foundation-funded study to support persons with chronic kidney disease.

KCH Awards

This year, three graduate students from the Aging and Diversity Lab were recipients of the KCH awards.

Ana Selzer – Pam and Betty Milchrist Scholarship

Sadia Ashrafi – Karin A. Rosenblatt Community Health Graduate Scholarship

Laura Quintero – Howard S. Hoyman Student Award