Create a world where aging comes with opportunities for a high quality of life and purposeful living.

The Center's mission and goals are met through a wide variety of programs under the overall supervision of the director, Cynthia J. Brown, MD, MSPH. Dr. Brown reports to the Vice President for Research and ten sponsoring school and college deans. The director, associate and assistant directors serve as the Executive Committee and provide leadership and oversight for all aspects of the Center’s programs.

The Steering Committee includes all the members of the Executive Committee and additional faculty members appointed by the director and sponsoring deans to assist with providing guidance for the development, on-going evaluation, and administration of the Center's programs.

External Advisory Committee of nationally recognized experts in aging meets every two to three years to provide recommendations about the Center's programs to the Director and the Steering Committee. In addition, Deans, Department Chairs, and other Center Directors provide ongoing guidance on how the Center can most effectively carry out its mission. A Community Advisory Committee of community leaders with interests in the problems of older adults meets regularly with the Center Director to provide recommendations that will help the Center be more responsive to the needs of older adults in the community. A Board of Advocacy provides guidance and leadership for community outreach and development activities.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:
UAB Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging
1720 2nd Avenue South
CH-19 Room 201
Birmingham, AL 35294-2041


Physical Location:
933 South 19th Street
Room 201 Community Health Services Building
Birmingham, AL 35294-2041


Phone Numbers and Email:
FAX: (205) 934-7354
Phone: (205) 934-9261
Email: ccha@uab.edu