Translational Health Research

Research Groups


The main focus of this research group is to initiate, conduct and evaluate outreach research projects and activities in different contexts, including the acquisition of a national, longitudinal evidence base regarding an individualized quality of life intervention for elderly individuals suffering from dementia and their caregivers. It is based on designing complex intervention environments allowing individuals to engage their abilities to self-selected, varying degrees. Complex intervention environments include museum and cultural activities, rhythmic dance and physical activity, or interactions with pets. Go to projects

individualized intervention research


The main goal of this group is to transfer scientific knowledge about the dynamics of healthy aging into practice and to derive formal guidelines for individualized interventions and counseling to maintain quality of life in later adulthood. Go to projects





Research Labs

participatory research lab

This lab maintains close linkages and collaborations to the other URPP research areas and research groups. The three main aims of this lab are research, education, and communication. As far as research is concerned, the main emphasis is to implement and evaluate novel participatory research methods with varying degrees of stakeholder involvement. As far as education is concerned, the lab develops a toolbox that facilitates the implementation of participatory research methods for researchers and a curriculum for science literacy of older adults and practitioners. In terms of communication, the lab refines and extends various communication, networking and outreach tools, including a web-based platform. Go to projects


within-peron health activity analytics lab

This lab encompasses a URPP-wide conceptual and methods development structure with the aim to provide hard- and software devices for mobile ambulatory assessment, intervention, and analysis of health-related functioning in real life. The lab further provides support and guidance regarding within-person and process-oriented research focusing on health stabilization. This lab also develops, implements, and coordinates a large-scale measurement burst study to investigate the short-term fluctuations and long-term trajectories between cognitive, social, emotional functioning, mobility, and daily life contexts in healthy older adults. Go to projects