This area is geared toward those interested in the diseases and conditions, as well as research methods, specific to older populations. Core courses focus on the epidemiologic aspects of the study of aging, including diseases most common in older persons, such as neurodegeneration. Collaborations with other departments and institutions in the area, such as the Division of Aging at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew Senior Life in Boston, allow for a wide range of research opportunities. Primary faculty conduct research on issues such as cognitive decline, Parkinson’s disease, depression, musculoskeletal disorders, eye diseases, urinary incontinence, and successful aging.