longevity painting Ten Longevity Symbols, 18th century, Korea.
Photo Credit: www.philamuseum.org


The goal of the Lifespan Lab is to promote good health and well-being throughout adulthood. We hope to learn why some people age better than others. We also want to learn what modifiable factors can help to ease the declines that accompany aging. We include young, middle-aged and older adults in our studies so that we can identify what we can do to prevent or slow the problems of aging, as early as possible in adulthood.

Our research examines multiple aspects of health, including psychological well-being, physical health and cognitive functioning. We use a number of methods including large-scale surveys, laboratory-based experimental studies, and cross-sectional and longitudinal designs. We adopt a multifaceted approach to measurement that includes self-reports, physiological and hormonal assessments, and tests of cognitive and functional health.

Margie E. Lachman Awarded with 2021 Distinguished Mentorship in Gerontology Award from The Gerontological Society of America

Recipient: Margie E. Lachman, PhD, FGSA, of Brandeis University
This award is given to an individual who has fostered excellence in, and had a major impact on, the field by virtue of their mentoring, and whose inspiration is sought by students and colleagues.