Research & Programs

The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) is an integral part of NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. This relationship provides opportunities for scientists to further their investigations and develop evidence for practice, and for educators to integrate the newest and most relevant approaches to the care of older adults into undergraduate and graduate curricula. 

HIGN draws upon the research and expertise of the college faculty to provide evidence that supports practice that is effective, safe and inclusive for older adults.

Tara Cortes, PhD, RN, FAAN, Executive Director, HIGN

Research-Hartford Institute


The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, in collaboration with the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, offers a variety of opportunities for individuals interested in a career in aging research. 

Academic Programs-Hartford Institute

Academic Programs

HIGN acts as an authoritative source for quality care of older adults across the continuum of care. 

Community Programs

Community Programs

Community-based programs are vital to educate and empower older adults to improve their health. HIGN collaborates with neighborhood organizations to develop and deliver resources that contribute to healthy aging, including improving health literacy, promoting healthy behaviors, and addressing social determinants of health.