Welcome to the WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center
Our collaborating center fosters research to improve the health of Hispanic older populations by establishing collaborations with institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The Center is also committed to training scholars with a cross-cultural, multidisciplinary perspective.
Collaborating centers are designated by the WHO Director-General to carry out activities in support of the WHO's programs. Our center plays an essential role in research and clinical training in public health, geriatrics, and gerontology. UTMB Center Members are leaders in providing technical expertise to PAHO member countries through population data, proven best-practice tools, and research collaborations.
Currently, there are 9 WHO Collaborating Centers that focus on research and training in aging/geriatrics. We are unique in that we focus on Latin American, and population-based research.