The research interests of WHRI include establishing best practices in wellness for seniors, formulating strategies for behavioral modification, and correlating wellness with health outcomes.
WHRI will provide the latest news articles on wellness for senior adults (education), inspire implementation of best practices in wellness (outreach), and publish original research findings (publication).
Research in Big Data at WHRI is made possible by the availability of low cost cloud computing, freely available data science tools, and the first national dataset on wellness in seniors, provided by the Wellzesta Personal Health Record (PHR) system.
By pursuing original data-driven research in health & wellness, WHRI will occupy a new niche within the eldercare ecosystem.
We performed a social network analysis of independent living residents at Aldersgate Methodist Retirement Community in Charlotte, NC.
A cross-sectional observational study of 1093 residents in independent living, ages 65+, at four Life Plan Communities suggested that successful aging is learned.
Multi-center study on how wellness affects health outcomes. We are currently enrolling communities.
Chief Medical Officer