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University of California, Berkeley

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 Themes
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.

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Pilot Projects

  • 2023. Lisa Barcellos. Effects of Wildfire Smoke Exposure on the Epigenome and Health in a Multi-Ethnic Cohort.

    Priority Research Areas: Determinants of Health, Well-Being and Longevity, Biology, Genetics and Demography of Aging


  • 2023. Michael Walker. Unconditional cash transfers and aging: experimental evidence from Kenya.

    Priority Research Areas: Determinants of Health, Well-Being and Longevity, Cognitive Aging and the Demography of Dementia


  • 2023. Rebecca Staiger. How does chronic condition care received in Medicaid affect health utilization and outcomes in Medicare?.

    Priority Research Areas: Disability, Health Care and Long-Term Care


  • 2023. Rosemarie de la Rosa. Longitudinal analysis of childhood adversity and epigenetic aging.

    Priority Research Areas: Biology, Genetics and Demography of Aging


  • 2022. Dennis Feehan, UC Berkeley. Social network methods for estimating adult death rates in the absence of vital registration.

    Priority Research Areas: Mortality Measurements in LMIC


  • 2022. Joseph Shapiro, UC Berkeley. Drinking Water Quality, the Health of Older Americans, and Inequality.

    Priority Research Areas: Health Trends and Disparities


  • 2022. Ming Hsu, UC Berkeley. Vulnerability of Older individuals To Financial Fraud: Insights from Behavioral and Neural Evidence.

    Priority Research Areas: Cognitive Aging and the Demography of Dementia


  • 2022. Ned Augenblick, UC Berkeley. Identifying the Effects of Administrative Complexity on Healthcare Provision and Health Outcomes.

    Priority Research Areas: Disability, Health Care and Long-Term Care


  • 2022. Sarah Reynolds, UC Berkeley. Grandparent and grandchild coresidency: Prevalence and impact on grandparents'health, cognitions & well-being.

    Priority Research Areas: Determinants of Health, Well-Being and Longevity, Cognitive Aging and the Demography of Dementia


  • 2022. Shripad Tuljapurkar, Stanford. Spatial and Temporal Variation in Age at Death in the US.

    Priority Research Areas: Mortality Measurements


  • 2021. Amanda Brewster, UC Berkeley. Is Home and Community-Based Services access and quality better when providers have a greater social service focus.

    Priority Research Areas: Disability, Health Care and Long-Term Care


  • 2021. William H. Dow, UC Berkeley. Long-Term Effects of Social Insurance on Adult Mortality in Mexico.

    Priority Research Areas: Disability, Health Care and Long-Term Care


  • 2021. David Levine, UC Berkeley. Can theories of social identity and of nudges increase uptake of a vaccine against COVID-19? .

    Priority Research Areas: Effects of Interventions on Population Health


  • 2021. Magali Barbieri, UC Berkeley. The Mortality Burden of COVID-19 in the U.S. – A Case Study in Minnesota.

    Priority Research Areas: Health Trends and Disparities


  • 2021. Ben Handel, UC Berkeley. Can Tele-Medicine Increase Access and Make Health Care Delivery More Accessible? Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on Chronic Disease Treatment and Outcomes.

    Priority Research Areas: Determinants of Health, Well-Being and Longevity, Effects of Interventions on Population Health


  • 2021. Paul Gertler, UC Berkeley. Using mHealth Technology to Improve Retention in Care and Health of Chronic Patients .

    Priority Research Areas: Disability, Health Care and Long-Term Care


  • 2020. Gretchen Donehower, UC Berkeley. Population Aging and the demand for paid and unpaid care: the US in international context.

    Dates subject to NOA


  • 2020. Jim Carey, UC Davis. Recording Lifetime Activity, sleep patterns and reproduction to assess health span and predict time-to-death in the Mediterranean fruit fly.

    At UC Davis Dates subject to NOA


  • 2020. Justin White, UC Berkeley . A Pilot Trial of Gamification for Enhancing a Smoking Cessation App.

    At UCSF Dates subject to NOA


  • 2020. Paul Gertler, UC Berkeley. How Excess Sugar Consumption Early in Life Affects Health in Adulthood.

    Dates subject to NOA



Center-Supported Publications


Center Administration/Media Contact: ceda@berkeley.edu