Purple figures with text: Boston Roybal Center for Active Lifestyle Interventions

The Boston Roybal Center for Active Lifestyle Interventions (RALI) is dedicated to improving health in middle-aged and older adults by fostering an active and engaged lifestyle.

The Center involves a collaboration among researchers with specialized expertise in healthy aging from five Boston-area institutions. We employ motivational, social and behavioral strategies as mechanisms to increase and sustain activity, a key ingredient for health and well-being.

Call for Pilot Project Proposals

2023 Roybal Pilot Project Letters of Intent due Nov. 15, 2022. The application deadline is Jan. 12, 2023

The Boston Roybal Center for Active Lifestyle Interventions (RALI Boston), funded by the National Institute on Aging, is pleased to issue a call for pilot study proposals focused on behavioral interventions to promote healthy aging, especially those that enable middle-aged and older adults to adopt and/or maintain active and engaged lifestyles.

Letter of Intent due to roybal@brandeis.edu by Nov. 15, 2022. Please submit all application materials online by the deadline: Jan. 12, 2023.

Pilot Proposal information and application

2022 Boston Roybal Center Annual Meeting

The 2022 Boston Roybal Center annual meeting was held Oct. 14, 2022.

“Physical activity is a promising non-pharmacological, non-invasive, and cost-effective method of health promotion, although only a small percentage of adults engage in it regularly. Even a modest increase in physical activity along with a reduction in sedentary behavior could have far-reaching benefits for individual and population-level health.”

Margie Lachman, Center PI