The Roybal Center for Behavior Change in Health

The NBER Roybal Center for Behavior Change in Health is one of thirteen centers authorized by Congress in 1993 and named for former House Select Committee on Aging Chair Edward R. Roybal. Since its founding, the Center has worked to translate basic research findings in the economics of aging into practical applications that improve health and economic well-being. Now in its eleventh year, the Center focuses on the relationship between health outcomes, human behavior, and health dynamics. The fundamental aim of the Center is to identify and test opportunities for behavior change, focusing on scalable interventions with potential to broadly improve population health as people age.