Friday, 10/08/2021, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm.   ARCHIVED EVENT

Location: Online

James McNallyThe Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities in 21st Century America
(NLCHDD) presents Dr. James McNally, member of the Michigan Center on the Demography of Aging (MiCDA), and Director of NACDA Program on Aging, and Associate Research Scientist at the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan. His talk is titled “Aging in Context: NACDA and ICPSR support for gerontological research and emerging opportunities for geographic/spatial analysis.

Initially funded in 1978, the mission of the NACDA Program on Aging is to represent a critical resource in identifying, obtaining, and supporting gerontological research. NACDA supports over 1,600 studies relevant to the study of health and the aging life course. One of the emerging challenges in research is the growing wealth of riches. So many studies are now available that it is often difficult to find the dataset that best captures your research framework. NACDA and ICPSR have developed a series of search tools that simplify this process and increasingly allow researchers to identify gerontological data maintained within the NACDA repository and available through our many research partners across the US and worldwide. This presentation will provide background and guidance on using NACDA resources, identifying and downloading data, and reaching out to independent studies maintained outside our collections. The presentation will also discuss new opportunities in building analysis sets that incorporate geographic and spatial data. These new opportunities are helping NACDA address the growing interest in ecological models underlying Social Determinants of Health and Population Health analysis. We welcome specific questions on emerging data needs and new ways NACDA can support your research.

The webinar will be held from 1:30-3:00 PM EST.  Register in advance here.

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