- Research Cores
- LIFE Registry
- Student Opportunities
- Military Life Course
We help people live healthier, longer lives
We take pride in the opportunity to look at the complex science behind the aging process to answer tough questions that help improve the human experience.
The Center for Healthy Aging Research (CHAR) is a place where experts come together from across disciplines to approach the aging process at all levels.
From studying how diets influence cellular metabolism to physical activity levels and the quality of our relationships, we dig deep to understand how biological, psychological, social and physical factors affect the aging process.
This leads to discovering new methods for preventing disease and ensuring older adults are able to live healthy and fulfilling lives — on their own terms.
CHAR is organized into four core research areas, each led by a distinguished expert.
Any adult age 50 or older who lives in Oregon is welcome to volunteer for the LIFE Registry to join our research studies. Your participation will help us conduct research to inform policy, create programs and develop strategies that meet the needs of older individuals, their families and society.
Access study specific documents, longitudinal studies, publications, network meeting documents and other resources at the Military Life Course website.
The LIFE Scholars Summer Research Program, sponsored by The Center for Healthy Aging Research, provides an opportunity for students to work with a faculty member to develop research skills and an understanding of opportunities in science and research.
Visit the LIFE Scholars page for details.
To apply for CHAR faculty and associate membership, fill out the application form (pdf)
Center for Healthy Aging Research
424 Waldo Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331