Many physicians are actively engaged in research that enhances scientific understanding of aging and the causes and treatment of illnesses that afflict older adults. Often their research is carried out in collaboration with colleagues at the Boston University School of Medicine and other schools within the university, as well as at institutions throughout the United States and the world.
Clinician-researchers in the Geriatrics program publish in leading medical journals and use their research to bring about innovation in teaching geriatrics and improving the care of vulnerable older adults. The research conducted falls generally into the following categories:
- Chronic illness care (particularly cancer care) in older adults
- Exceptional longevity
- Innovation in geriatrics education and practice