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

Center 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
Population, Economic and Health Forecasting
Behavioral Economics


Duke – Center for Population Health and Aging (CPHA)

Center Started: 1994

CPHA is a highly 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), life course analyses, 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
Population, Economic and Health Forecasting
Economics of Aging
Innovations in Data Collection and Measurement in Aging Research
Determinants of Health and Aging Across Social Species

Media Contact: Francesca Florey Eischen, contactcpha@duke.edu


NBER – NBER Center for Aging and Health Research

Center Started: 1994

The mission of the NBER Center is to develop, coordinate and advance research by economists on health and aging issues. Center research considers the health and wellbeing of people as they age, how health and wellbeing are affected by the changing environment in which people live, and what interventions might be effective in improving health and wellbeing.

Research Areas:
Health Trends and Disparities
Determinants of Health, Well-Being and Longevity
Disability, Health Care and Long-Term Care
Effects of Interventions on Population Health
Health Care Resource Allocation and Productivity
Implications of Health Policy
The Value of Medical Research and Innovation


U-Penn – Population Aging Research Center (PARC)

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:
Cognitive Aging and the Demography of Dementia
Disability, Health Care and Long-Term Care
Effects of Interventions on Population Health
Health Trends and Disparities
Consequences of U.S. and Global Aging

Global Aging and Health
Early-life Conditions and Older Adult Health, Behavior and Well-Being

Media Contact: Shannon Crane, 215-898-5375, scrane@sas.upenn.edu


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

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


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

Center Started: 1999

Through the integration of research, training, and teaching, CDHA aims to increase the understanding of behavioral processes related to health and aging. The interdisciplinary research program at CDHA is designed to create links between social demography, biomedical, and epidemiological research on health and aging.

Research Areas:
Aging and the Life Course
Biodemography
Determinants of Disparities of Aging Trajectories
Health Economics and Health Services Research
Impacts of Place on Aging Processes

Media Contact: Sherry Huhn, shuhn@wisc.edu