NIA Demography Centers
Conducting new research and training in aging

DNA strand

Measuring biological risk for late-life health outcomes

Through the Biomarker Network, Eileen Crimmins and Teresa Seeman promote interdisciplinary research on biological markers that can be used to measure, monitor and predict health outcomes.

Senior disabled man working

RAND Center for Disability Research

Led by director Kathleen Mullen, RAND's CDR examines the social and economic causes and consequences of disability in the US, including effects on employers, healthcare markets, and social insurance programs.

PRB video

States with highest death rates among older Americans concentrated in the South

A new PRB video features an interactive map showing state inequalities in death rates of residents age 55-plus over the past three decades. In 2015, the highest such death rates were in Alabama, Kentucky, and Mississippi; the lowest were in Arizona, California, and Florida.

The Dunedin Study

45-year Dunedin Study follows New Zealanders from birth into pre-retirement

Duke's Belsky, Caspi, Cohen, and Moffitt study links between childhood characteristics and the pace of biological aging among participants in the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study.

Faces of older Americans

Eight projects examine health and aging in long-running NBER program

The 8 projects in this NIA-funded program led by NBER's Katherine Baicker examine recent trends in health and morbidity, disparities in health care and health, the role of patient and provider information, and policy impacts.

About the Centers

The 11 NIA-funded Centers on the Demography and Economics of Aging foster research initiatives through funding pilot projects, developing and promoting new data resources, and supporting research networks, scholarly activities and events, and the recruitment of new researchers to the field of aging. MORE...