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Behavioral and Social Research to Accelerate the Geroscience Translation Agenda

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Original languageEnglish
Article number101146
JournalAGEING RESEARCH REVIEWS
Volume63
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020

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Abstract

Geroscience is the study of how to slow biological aging to extend healthspan and longevity. Geroscience has not heretofore incorporated behavioral or social-science methods or findings into its agenda, but the current expansion of the agenda to human trials of anti-aging therapies will be greatly aided by behavioral and social science. This article recommends some ways in which geroscience can be augmented through collaboration with behavioral and social science to: accomplish translation from animal models to humans; inform the design of clinical trials of anti-aging therapies; develop outcome measures for evaluating efficacy of anti-aging therapies, and reduce and not exacerbate health disparities.

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