Center on Aging - Research

COA's Research Mission

…to conduct, facilitate, and disseminate interdisciplinary research that improves the quality of care and well-being of older adults, their families and the communities in which they live.

The two most active areas of research in the COA are led by:

  • Dr. Nancy Bergstrom, who is researching techniques to prevent and treat pressure ulcers; and
  • Dr. Sharon K. Ostwald, who studies quality of life issues for stroke survivors and their caregivers
Dr. Nancy Bergstrom Dr. Sharon K. Ostwald
Pressure Ulcer Prevention Stroke & Caregivers
Current Research Current Research
Pressure Ulcer Education Educational Resources

Intramural Funding Opportunities for UTHealth SON Faculty & Graduate Students