Conducting new research and training in aging
Kaare Christensen (Duke) searches for genes/variants associated with healthy aging phenotypes in all surviving participants of the Long Life Family Study.
Michel Guillot (U-Penn) evaluates potential explanations for the migrant mortality advantage found in prior studies, including methodological pitfalls.
Sanjay Basu (Stanford) develops 'cohort filtering models' to link health outcomes and social program participation data at the individual level over decades.
Jenny Tung (Duke) and colleagues examine the relationship between chronic social stress and gene expression in immune cells among female macaques.
Using vital records, decennial census, Social Security, and Medicare data, William Dow (UC-Berkeley) is constructing state-level estimates of all-cause mortality by age, sex and year, 1933-2007.