WHAT WE DO

The International Research Institute for Wellness and Prevention (IRIWP) is an Atlanta headquartered research and consulting organization. We also develop intellectual property in the health sector and partner with industry leaders and venture concerns to bring the IP to the marketplace.

Our founders, Dr. Evans and Dr. Kopera, come from strong medical science, research, consulting and technology backgrounds. They have over 50 years of collective experience including their work in health and technology.

We work with businesses, universities and research institutes and conduct a broad range of research and consulting projects.

Today’s modern technologies and advances in medicine make it possible to extend a person’s lifespan for years. But simply extending lifespan is not enough. Globally, unhealthy-aging populations live longer, but their rising health and habilitative services costs make it imperative to extend healthspan.

 

Maximizing Healthspan

Figure 1

 As shown above in Figure 1, “Healthspan” can be defined as the period of one’s life that one is healthy. A better definition might include being free from age-related serious disease.

Human healthspan is associated with many factors. For example, the interplay of negative lifestyle and environmental factors can result in epigenetic changes accelerating age-related disease. However, epigenetic changes have potential for reversal with lifestyle modification, as seen below in Figure 2.

 Epigenetic Change1

 Figure 2

Our goal is to pursue longitudinal assessments of human aging associated with epigenetic changes, resulting in alterations of gene expression and disturbances in broad genome architecture and the epigenetic landscape. The potential reversibility of these epigenetic changes offers exciting opportunities to alter the trajectory of age-related diseases and promote mental and physical wellbeing.