Project News

Recruitment has Begun! Couple Propel

We are excited to announce that in January 2021, our team began the process of seeking couples across Iowa to join our study! Participating in this study provides the opportunity to contribute to the understanding of how partners can work together to promote successful aging and independent living. Eligible couples include those who are aged 45+, have been in their current romantic relationship for 5 years or more, are living with their current partner, and are proficient in English. We have the unique opportunity to follow-up with our participants over a four-year period, so we are looking for participants available to engage with us over this period of time. 

If you are interested in joining this study, or you know someone who may be interested in joining, please email us at or call 515-294-2025.


Lisa Thrane Joins PROPEL Team

I am excited to join the PROPEL Project as a Research Scientist and will be coordinating recruitment and data collection. As a native Iowan and ISU Alum, I look forward to working in the community and engaging with couples throughout the state. Would you like to know more about the PROPEL study? You can reach me at 515-294-2025 or by e-mail at