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  • Pepper Institute Director Miles Taylor Elected Chair-Elect of the Section on Aging and Life Course of the ASA

    Congratulations to Pepper Institute Director Miles Taylor on being Elected as Chair-Elect of the Section on Aging and the Life Course of the ASA!

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  • Congratulations to the 2022-23 Pepper International/CAnD3 Fellows!

    FSU Sociology Ph.D. students Tim Arthur and Trinity Lakin were selected as the new Pepper International/Consortium on Analytics for Data-Driven Decision-Making (CAnD3) Fellows for the 2022-23 academic year.

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  • Claude Pepper Center Director & Pepper Associate Dawn Carr wins mid-career award for work on aging and health

    Carr has won an international award for her work on social engagement and healthy functioning for adults in later life. The Busse award is bestowed on a junior-to-mid-career scientist once every four years, in recognition of significant contributions to aging research.

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  • Pepper Associate Patricia Homan earns NIH emerging scientist award

    Congratulations to Pepper Associate Patricia Homan on being selected as an NIH Matilda White Riley Early-Stage Investigator Honoree for her winning submission, "Structural Intersectionality as a New Direction for Health Disparities Research."

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  • Pepper Institute Associate Amy Ai named an FSU Distinguished Research Professor

    Congratulations to Amy Ai, Pepper Institute Associate & Professor in the College of Social Work for being named a Distinguished Research Professor at FSU's 2022 Faculty Awards Ceremony. The designation recognizes and honors outstanding research, scholarly and creative activity among FSU faculty.

  • Pepper Associate Dawn Carr named Director of the Claude Pepper Center at FSU

    Congratulations to Pepper Institute Associate Dawn Carr, Ph.D. who has been named as Director of the Claude Pepper Center at FSU. She takes over from interim Director Stephen MacNamara.

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  • Pepper Associates use AI to prompt older adults’ participation in research

    In a new study, Pepper Associates Dawn Carr and Wally Boot explore the challenges of recruiting and retaining older adults to participate in research.

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  • Pepper Associate Anne Barrett Quoted in Yahoo! Life Article on Ageism

    "Our culture tells us, in a multitude of ways, that as we move through all the life stages following 'youth,' we are slowly losing all that is valued."

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  • FSU Alum Brittany King, Ph.D.: Women More Likely Than Men to Have No Retirement Savings

    New article published by the U.S. Census Bureau says that many adults approaching retirement age may not be financially prepared to retire

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  • Pepper Director Miles Taylor Brings Aging Expertise to International Training Program

    FSU Sociology Professor and Pepper Institute Director Miles Taylor will provide aging expertise as a core collaborator and executive committee member for the Consortium on Analytics for Data-Driven Decision Making (CAnD3).

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  • Safe Mobility for Life Coalition

    UNDERSTAND the impact that aging has on driving. BE PROACTIVE about safe driving skills. PLAN for a safe transition from driving. Visit SafeMobilityFL.com to take the first step in achieving safe mobility for life!

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Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy

DIRECTOR'S WELCOME 

Miles Taylor PhD

Within the next 15 years, the United States will achieve a pivotal marker of population aging: 20% of Americans will be retirement age or older. This shift brings substantial opportunities and challenges for policies and planning at local and national levels. As we ready ourselves for a future in which we are aging as individuals and as a nation, it is critical that expertise on aging translates to both high quality research and real-world solutions. Across our different projects and areas of focus, tying us together is our mission to improve and enrich the lives of older adults.

For more than 4 decades, the Pepper Institute has focused on issues central to the lives of older adults. Today, we are an engaged group of multidisciplinary faculty, students, and stakeholders comprising a vibrant center of thought leadership, academic and applied research, and community engagement. We are home to several research initiatives including our collaborative research and consulting hub ARCHI and an international fellowship program on population aging (Pepper International Fellows). These initiatives extend our expertise to decision makers and future scholars across the nation and the world.

In partnership with community and state leaders, we house the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), which offers roughly 100 courses per year geared to older adults in our area. We also support The Safe Mobility for Life Coalition, funded by the Florida Department of Transportation to improve the safety, access, and mobility of Florida’s aging road users.  

Together, we engage in award winning research, consult on today’s most pressing policy issues, train the next generation of leaders in aging, and remain a bustling location of education and engagement for older adults.  As a fourth generation Floridian, I have been proud to call the Pepper Institute and FSU my professional home for more than decade.  I invite you to look around, see the exciting things going on , and connect with us!

Miles G. Taylor, Ph.D.

Director, Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy

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For over 40 years, the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy has served as the hub for multidisciplinary research on aging at Florida State University.

OLLI

OLLI at FSU is a scholarly and exciting program of classes targeted to mature adults who want to learn in a stress-free environment.

safe mobility

Since 2009, the Pepper Institute has received grants from the Florida Department of Transportation to support the work of the Safe Mobility for Life Coalition.