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Pilot Awards





Find a complete list of pilot studies here

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Boston Roybal Center for Active Lifestyle Interventions (RALI)

Developing and testing innovative behavior change methods to promote healthy aging, especially for adults at high risk for poor health outcomes

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Columbia Roybal Center for Fearless Behavior Change 

Improving health behaviors of people with hospitalizations for acute medical events, as this population often experiences PTSD symptoms or other fear reactions after hospitalization

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Cornell Roybal Center-Translational Research Institute on Pain in Later Life 

Developing potent, scalable, nonpharmacological  interventions and leveraging new technologies that help foster adaptive behavior change in the context of pain

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Roybal Translational Research Center to Promote Context-Specific Caregiving of Community-Dwelling Persons Living with Alzheimer’s Disease or Related Disorders 

Providing and developing competency in care; varying kinds of caregiving situations demand acquisition of mastery 

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Midwest Roybal Center for Health Promotion and Translation

Focusing on translating interventions to older minority adults through three main focus areas: mechanisms of behavior change,
novel interventions that exploit the plasticity of biobehavioral risk mechanisms, programs that target features of social networks and social engagement to increase well-being

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MIT Roybal Center for Translational Research
to Improve Healthcare for the Aging

Supporting randomized evaluations of low-cost, high-impact behavioral interventions to improve health care delivery and health outcomes for older adults in the United States

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NBER Roybal Center for Behavior Change in Health 

Retirement saving applied in the health domain, particularly in terms of prescription drug adherence and home delivery

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ORCASTRAIT Oregon Roybal Center for Care Support Translational Research Advantaged by Integrating Technology 

Using technologies to facilitate more objective, real-world assessment/management of various kinds of aging conditions (and focusing specifically on care-provider interventions)

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Rochester Roybal Center for Social Ties and Aging Research 

Promoting social connectedness/conducting research that tackles the problem of social disconnectedness  

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Roybal Center for Behavioral Interventions in Aging

Conducting research that advances healthy aging for older adults who are economically insecure, culturally diverse, and under-served by human services organizations


Roybal Center for Personalized Trials: Physical Activity Promotion to Foster Healthy Aging

Generating intervention development research for promoting physical activity in older adults and launch several independent programs of research


The Roybal Center for Therapeutic Optimization Using Behavioral Science

Optimizing medication use to promote health aging (i.e., everything from appropriate prescribing to medication adherence)