COVID & Life Tomorrow

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The spread of COVID-19 in the United States in the spring of 2020 abruptly transformed American life, with widespread closures of public spaces and businesses, severe limitations on social activities, and the need for individuals to physically distance from each other. Some changes wrought by the pandemic may persist even after the threat of the virus has subsided - such as Americans' adoption of new technologies or disease prevention behaviors. The MIT AgeLab has sought to better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic may be affecting peoples' attitudes and behaviors through different methods of research across longevity-related domains.

Population- and industry-specific research - The AgeLab has also focused its COVID-19 research in domains such as financial advice, family caregiving, and attitudes toward vaccines.

Industry-specific publications:

Brady, S., Miller,J., Balmuth, A., Felts, A., Yoquinto, L., D’Ambrosio, L., & Coughlin, J.F. (2020). Navigating Client Relationships During COVID-19. Journal of Financial Planning, 33(8), 44-47. Link to publication.


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AgeLab's research about COVID-19 and Life Tomorrow spans a variety of topics. Learn about some of our projects here.

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COVID-19 and Life Tomorrow

"A Day in the Life" Study with the MIT AgeLab 85+ Lifestyle Leaders Panel

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Exploring the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Black and White Americans aged 65+


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AgeLab researchers use a range of methods to understand people's attitudes and experiences.

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Innovation Studio

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The MIT AgeLab collaborates with its sponsors to conduct research to develop original insights, data and platforms for innovation.

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AgeLab research papers on a range of associated themes.


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Lisa D'Ambrosio

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Chaiwoo Lee

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Samantha Brady

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Julie Miller

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Joseph F. Coughlin

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Adam Felts

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Alexa Balmuth

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Taylor Patskanick

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Lucas Yoquinto

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Martina Raue