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 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.

Currently, our primary research is in collaboration with the The Global Healthspan Foundation (GHF) is an international non-profit organization. GHF collaborates with international leaders in genetics, epigenetics, and wellness to study differences in a variety of genetic and lifestyle factors that can directly impact health, happiness and longevity.

The GHF launched in 2018 in cooperation with private and public partnerships and research collaborations. The GHF mission is to empower people around the world to live healthier, longer, and happier lives.

The Foundation intends to follow approximately 1,000,000 men, women and children from all over the world, for at least 10 years. With the data collected, health professionals and the public will be able to better understand and identify the specific genetic and epigenetic predictors of health and wellness, aging, and lifestyle-related diseases.

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

 The Global Healthspan Foundation (GHF) will fund 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.