Institute for Multigenerational Studies aims to develop a conceptual framework to guide the future of multigenerational studies and bridge the gap between networks of knowledge and support.

IMS was founded in 2009 at Binghamton University’s College of Community and Public Affairs, and guides schools, health, and social service programs through interprofessional applied research. As one of the most interdisciplinary research centers at the University, the Institute fosters rich collaboration across the university and community organizations. Our research associates span professions and disciplines including counseling, education, engineering, human development, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, psychology and social work.

The institute is composed of two organized research centers: the Center on Aging and the Center for Family, School and Community Partnerships. IMS focuses on program development, education and training for a range of professionals so they acquire the knowledge and skills to develop and integrate innovative models into their practice and the education of students. It also supports University-community partnerships and public policy campaigns to advocate for families, children, youths, older persons and caregivers.