Our Story

The Goldsen Institute is an innovation hub that researches vulnerable populations and creates interventions to improve their health, wellness, and longevity. The Goldsen Institute is dedicated to building a world where all ages thrive throughout their lives. Improvements in health, wellness, and longevity demand that we disrupt traditional intervention models, which necessitates new practices for how we live, work, and grow in our communities. To inspire significant scale changes, the Institute collaborates with UW faculty, research staff, students, and community members to work together to discover and share innovative tools and programs. As thought leaders we help shape the ideas that influence cultural and policy change for a better society. By fostering continuous dialogue, the Institute develops workable solutions for urgent issues confronting vulnerable populations to strengthen our global environment.

Goldsen Institute

Innovative Research in Health, Longevity, Sexuality, Gender, and Culture

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Our Mission

Our mission is to enhance the health, wellness, and longevity of resilient, underserved communities. 

As an innovative discovery hub, we focus on:

  • Catalyzing high-quality research to fill evidence gaps.
  • Collecting, summarizing, and disseminating our findings.
  • Creating and evaluating interventions to address emerging needs.
  • Addressing the intersections of health, longevity, culture, sexuality and gender.
  • Translating research science into practices that benefit communities.