Department of Aging and Geriatric Research

UF Pepper Center investigators at their planning and strategy retreat for future priorities and direction of the UF Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center in preparation for our upcoming grant renewal next year. 10/31/19

Our department encompasses the following areas:

Biology of Aging

Division Chief: Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, Ph.D.

Clinical Research

Division Chief: Stephen Anton, Ph.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Division Chief: Bhanuprasad Sandesara, M.D.


Benjamin Bensadon, Ph.D. & Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, Ph.D.

The Department of Aging and Geriatric Research serves as support infrastructure for the Institute on Aging and as academic home for faculty members from diverse disciplines who wish to pursue a career primarily focused on aging and independence.The Department and Institute’s mission is to improve the health, independence and quality of life of older adults by means of interdisciplinary teams in the areas of research, education and health care.

The Department is supported by an experienced administrative team led by Lauren Crump, MPH, Associate Director and Vice Chair for Administration and Finance.

Please continue to review our website to find out more about our programs, achievements, faculty, staff and trainees; and contact us if you would like additional information or if you have questions.

Thank you,

Marco Pahor

Marco Pahor M.D.

Professor & Director, Institute On Aging
Phone: (352) 294-5800

If interested in participating in our research studies, please call 1-866-386-7730 or email