Margaret Blenkner Research Institute
The Margaret Blenkner Research Institute (MBRI), part of the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, was established in 1961 and is one of the nation’s premier centers for applied aging research. MBRI conducts state-of-the-art research to enhance the lives of older adults, their families, and the service providers who care for them.
Positioned within a service organization, MBRI staff are uniquely qualified to collaborate with service providers in translating research findings into evidence-based programs. Research findings are used to design new and innovative services implemented by Benjamin Rose’s Eldercare Services Institute and other service agencies.
- Conducting applied aging research using various methodologies
- Collecting data directly from consumers and professionals to understand their perspectives
- Using research to develop and test evidence-based programs
- Developing and testing data collection tools
- Developing and conducting consumer satisfaction surveys
Sharing Our Results
MBRI research is used to shape health and social service programs and policies at the local, state, and federal levels. Findings from MBRI research are published widely in professional journals and presented to local, national, and international audiences. MBRI develops and distributes education and training materials for older adults, families, and service providers.