Center Profiles

Berkeley - Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging (CEDA)

Centered started: 1994
CEDA supports cutting-edge discovery and dissemination of knowledge on the demography of aging by supporting new research via pilot project funding; providing support for programming, computing, and data access; facilitating and encouraging interdisciplinary interactions and innovation; organizing conferences and seminars; supporting junior faculty development; and disseminating research findings.

Research Areas:
Biology, genetics and demography of aging
Consequences of u.s. and global aging
Health trends and disparities
Determinants of health, well-being and longevity
Effects of interventions on population health
Behavioral Economics

 

Duke - Center for Population Health and Aging

Centered started: 1994
CPHA is a highly synergistic interdisciplinary environment for developing faculty and students who study aging. CPHA fosters important research breakthroughs, particularly in the overlapping areas of biodemography (biological and biomedical demography of aging) and intergenerational studies, including the transmission of health and longevity.

Research Areas:
Determinants of health, well-being and longevity
Consequences of u.s. and global aging
Population, economic and health forecasting
Health trends and disparities
Disability, health care and long-term care
Cognitive aging and the demography of dementia
Biology, genetics and demography of aging

 

Harvard - Program on the Global Demography of Aging (PGDA)

Centered started: 2004
PGDA fosters research on important themes related to global aging and health, with an emphasis on issues in the developing world. Interdisciplinary research examines the pressing health questions related to global aging: the changing patterns of adult morbidity and mortality, including their measurements and causes; the demographic and economic implications; and the policies and programs for addressing these implications.

Research Areas:
Biology, genetics and demography of aging
Consequences of u.s. and global aging
Population, economic and health forecasting
Determinants of health, well-being and longevity

 

Michigan - Michigan Center on the Demography of Aging (MiCDA)

Centered started: 1994
MiCDA supports and furthers new research on the demography and economics of aging and promotes the use of Michigan's aging-related data collections, notably the Health and Retirement Study and the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. It also fosters national and international collaboration through several research networks, funds pilot projects, distributes research findings by affiliates, and supports a secure statistical enclave for access to restricted aging-related data.

Research Areas:
Biology, genetics and demography of aging
Cognitive aging and the demography of dementia
Determinants of health, well-being and longevity
Disability, health care and long-term care
Health trends and disparities
Health and Well Being in Later Life
Aging, Genetics and Social Science
Survey Measurement and Methods

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NBER - NBER Center for Aging and Health Research

Centered started: 1994
The goals of CAHR are to promote research by economists on issues in aging, and to better serve and coordinate NBER research on aging and health. The Center serves as the integrating umbrella for an extensive collection of NBER research activities on how the health and financial wellbeing of people is impacted by aging, how wellbeing is affected by the changing economic, demographic, and policy environments in which people live, and what interventions might be effective in improving health and financial wellbeing.

Research Areas:
Disability, health care and long-term care
Determinants of health, well-being and longevity
Effects of interventions on population health
Health Care Costs and Productivity
Implications of Health Policy Reform
Possibilities for Extending Working Lives
Work and Retirement Around the World
The Broad Reach of Education

 

RAND - Center for the Study of Aging

Centered started: 1994
The Center for the Study of Aging conducts objective, independent, behavioral research on elderly populations worldwide. The Center's interdisciplinary research staff aims to help improve public policy through both primary data collection and secondary data analysis. Its research agenda focuses on the interrelationships among health, economic status, socioeconomic factors, and public policy.

Research Areas:
Cognitive aging and the demography of dementia
Consequences of u.s. and global aging
Disability, health care and long-term care
Determinants of health, well-being and longevity

 

Stanford - Center on the Demography and Economics of Health and Aging (CDEHA)

Centered started: 1999
CDEHA supports and furthers the study of trends in demography, economics, health, and health care, and the effects of these trends on the well-being of the elderly. It promotes the application of demographic techniques, including biodemography, in longitudinal and cohort studies of aging, furthers interdisciplinary collaborations between scholars around the world, and provides resources to promising junior investigators to study issues related to aging.

Research Areas:
Consequences of u.s. and global aging
Population, economic and health forecasting
Determinants of health, well-being and longevity
Health trends and disparities
Disability, health care and long-term care
Effects of interventions on population health

 

U-Penn - Population Aging Research Center (PARC)

Centered started: 1994
PARC supports highly interdisciplinary research on aging by funding pilot projects, hosting a weekly seminar series and a working paper series, and maintaining a secure data enclave for access to sensitive aging-related data. Research associates conduct research on population and individual processes in the areas of aging, including the determinants and effects of population composition and processes. They are also involved in large data collection projects in the U.S. and abroad.

Research Areas:
Health trends and disparities
Determinants of health, well-being and longevity
Consequences of u.s. and global aging
Effects of interventions on population health
Population, economic and health forecasting
Biology, genetics and demography of aging
Early-life conditions and older adult health
Health Policy, Pensions and Retirement

 

USC/UCLA - Center on Biodemography and Population Health (CBPH)

Centered started: 1999
CBPH is a multi-site center located at the Andrus Gerontology Center at USC and the Program in Geriatric Medicine at UCLA. The Center's primary aim is to provide a synergistic research environment for the integration and translation of research findings from a variety of disciplines to better understand population health. It supports the Biomarker Network, which is dedicated to improving measures of biological risk for late-life health outcomes - measures critical in monitoring population health.

Research Areas:
Biology, genetics and demography of aging
Cognitive aging and the demography of dementia
Determinants of health, well-being and longevity
Health trends and disparities

 

Washington - Center for Health Trends and Forecasts (CHTF)

Centered started: 2014
CHTF encourages the use of data from a variety of disciplines, alongside Global Burden of Disease (GBD) findings, to foster innovative social science research. CHTF provides exchange opportunities for visiting scholars and access to new databases and data visualization tools to analyze GBD data. CHTF funds pilot projects to examine the impact of social, economic, and health disparities on population aging.

Research Areas:
Health trends and disparities
Population, economic and health forecasting
Determinants of health, well-being and longevity
Consequences of u.s. and global aging

 

Wisconsin - Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA)

Centered started: 1999
CDHA has a dynamic training and research program that rests on a strong interdisciplinary foundation and easily adapts to new discoveries and developments. The Center maintains the Latin American Mortality Database and supports data collection - including via the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, the National Survey of Families and Households, and the Wisconsin Assets and Income Studies - as well as substantive and methodological research on aging.

Research Areas:
Biology, genetics and demography of aging
Determinants of health, well-being and longevity
Health trends and disparities
Consequences of u.s. and global aging
Longitudinal studies of aging populations
Physiology, sensory limitations and daily activities
Social and economic aspects of aging
Aging and the life course