The American Economic Association, in conjunction with 59 associations in related disciplines known as the Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA), holds a three-day meeting each January to present papers on general economics topics.

Thousands of the best minds in economics are assembled to network and celebrate new achievements in economic research:

Meeting Program: Offers in-depth coverage of economics topics across many disciplines via hundreds of speakers and panels.
Job Interviews: The concurrent economics job fair brings together thousands of job-seekers and recruiting companies in pre-registered interview sessions.
Special Events: The Presidential Address, award presentations, lectures, and many networking opportunities are also part of the experience.
Exhibit Hall: Meet representatives offering specialized products and services serving economists and those in related disciplines.
Proceedings: The American Economic Association publishes a Papers and Proceedings edition in May highlighting selected papers from the meeting.

ASSA is the premiere event to expose your work with colleagues and hear about the latest research emerging in the field. Economists from around the world take advantage of this unique opportunity to share, collaborate, and learn.

Join the National Academy of Medicine on January 24, 2019 for a webinar to discuss the NAM Special Publication The Future of Health Services Research: Advancing Health Systems Research and Practice in the United States.

Date/Time: January 24, 2019, 1:00 – 2:30pm EST

This seminar will present best practices on establishing a firm foundation for success in your research teams. The focus will particularly be on interdisciplinary teams. Drawing from the vast literature on team science, Holly H. Brower, Ph.D. will share key principles for setting standards in the forming stage of research teams. This webinar will present a widely used tool, a team charter, and explore:

reaching consensus on purpose and specific goals
establishing clear expectations
addressing conflict
setting accountability

Co-sponsored by the UC-Berkeley Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging-CEDA and the USC/UCLA Center for Biodemography and Population Health, and following workshops held on this topic at USC and Berkeley in 2016, 2017, and 2018, this upcoming workshop is designed to share leading research methods and findings on comparative patterns of adult mortality, mortality determinants, and risk factors in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).

• How does bringing a population-based perspective to biological data change what we know about ourselves?

• How best to do this type of research?

• What’s going on in the Basement of ISR?

ISR Perspectives presents Jessica Faul & Colter Mitchell as the next speakers in the “Getting to Know ISR” public presentation series.

In recent years a substantial number of population-based and social science studies have begun adding biological data. These data can include genetic and epigenetic measures, telomere length, hormones, brain scans, clinical and inflammation markers, just to name a few. Including biological data expands the reach and potential of social science studies by adding richer health-related content to the survey measures we collect. Researchers using biological data can identify early biomarkers of health conditions and disease, elucidate the consequences of potentially harmful environmental exposures, and discover the mechanisms by which the social context and our life experiences change us on a cellular level. The union of social and biological sciences helps build a stronger case for the importance of social science research.

Refreshments provided!

All Welcome.

Presented by the ISR DACCD Perspectives Committee.

If you need accommodations to participate in this event or have any questions, please contact abeattie@umich.edu.

40th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine will be held in Washington, DC, from March 6-9, 2019.

SBM has invited speakers for topics including social determinants of health, health and technology megatrends, patient engagement, behavioral economics, open science, science communication, and more!

James Spletzer presents, “Older People Working Longer, Earning More.” By 2030, the U.S. Census Bureau
projects that one in every five residents will be older than age 65. What do we know about older workers’ labor
market participation and earnings today? Statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau’s
Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) tell us that the percentage of employed older people has increased during the past two decades, and these older workers are earning more now than in previous years.

NIA Director of Extramural Activities Dr. Robin Barr will be on hand to discuss increased funding for Alzheimer’s and related dementias research, small business opportunities, and tips to help you build a successful application.

This webinar will provide an overview of the complex sample design of the Health and Retirement Study. It will also provide practical guidance on the application of sample weights and complex variance estimation in analysis of the data. A question and answer portion of the webinar will allow users to pose specific questions related to their analyses.

MiCDA Pilot Project investigators will discuss their research findings and related activities.

All MiCDA affiliates are invited to attend the symposium.

TOPICS:

Self-Reported Vision Impairment and Subjective Well-Being in Older Adults: A Longitudinal Mediation Analysis
Speaker: Joshua Ehrlich
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
and Visual Sciences, Medical School

Life-course work-family sequences and well being among women in SHARE
Speaker: Sarah Burgard
Research Associate Professor, Population Studies Center, Associate Professor Department of Sociology,
LS&A

Aging in Place: Helping individuals grow old at home
Speaker, Roshanak Mehdipanah
Assistant Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education,
School of Public Health

Chronic diseases and physical functioning: Development and validation of an ICD-coded multimorbidity index
Speaker: Melissa Wei
Assistant Professor, General Medicine,
Medical School

Measuring Alzheimer’s Disease in Arabic-Speaking Populations
Speaker: Kristine Ajrouch
Adjunct Research Professor,
Survey Research Center, ISR

The prevalence, distribution and correlates of disability and comorbidity in the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander aging population
Speaker: Sela Panapasa
Associate Research Scientist,
Research Center for Group Dynamics, ISR