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COVID-19 Resource Hub

Population Reference Bureau: Hispanic, Black, and Asian Californians Saw Disproportionately Large Drops in Life Expectancy During COVID Pandemic (August 2022)

Population Reference Bureau: Mark Mather, Paola Scommegna, and Matthew Martinez, COVID Could Erase Recent Life Expectancy Gains for People With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Says New Research.

Center for Aging and Policy Studies (CAPS): Pinka Chatterji and Yu Lie (2021). Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Outpatient Providers in the United StatesMedical Care, 59(1): 58-61.

Kevin Volpp (University of Pennsylvania) discusses the COVID-19 roller coaster in the Washington Post: A new attitude toward the pandemic seems to be taking shape. But we’ve been here before.

Population Aging Research Center (PARC): Iliana V Kohler, Fabrice Kämpfen, Alberto Ciancio, James Mwera, Victor Mwapasa, Hans-Peter Kohler (2022). Curtailing Covid-19 on a dollar-a-day in Malawi: Role of community leadership for shaping public health and economic responses to the pandemic. World Development, 151:105753.

Population Reference Bureau: Fact Sheet: U.S. Dementia Trends, October 2021

Zhiyong Lin, Hui Liu (2021). A National Study of Racial-Ethnic Differences in COVID-19 Concerns among Older Americans: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study, The Journals of Gerontology: Series B

National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) video tutorial describes its COVID-19 supplements.

Julia Lynch (2021). The Unequal Pandemic: COVID-19 and Health Inequalities.

Population Reference Bureau: Paola Scommegna & Mark Mather (2021). Being Older and Black Creates a Double Jeopardy During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Population Reference Bureau: Paola Scommegna & Mark Mather (2021). COVID-19 and Other Risk Factors Widen the Black-White Life Expectancy Gap.

National Institute on Aging: Elizabeth Necka (2021). After COVID, research on social isolation and loneliness is needed more than ever (blog post).

Scott Landes, “Relative invisibility makes for uphill battle to get COVID vaccines for Americans with IDD” (PBS News Hour, 03/31/2021).

Michal Engelman and Kristen Malecki comment in Wisconsin Public Radio story “Pandemic, Drug Crisis Shave Years Off Average US Life Expectancy” (2/18/2021).

Ken Langa comments on dementia and COVID-19 risk in the New York Times (02/09/2021) and the Smithsonian Magazine (02/12/2021).

Theresa Andrasfay and Noreen Goldman (2021). Reductions in 2020 US life expectancy due to COVID-19 and the disproportionate impact on the Black and Latino populations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(5):e2014746118.

NHATS COVID-19 Sample Person (SP) Early-release Beta file. A user guide, questionnaires, and a variable-instrument crosswalk are also available.

Marc A Garcia, Patricia A Homan, Catherine García, and Tyson H Brown (2021). The Color of COVID-19: Structural Racism and the Disproportionate Impact of the Pandemic on Older Black and Latinx Adults. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, 769(3): e75–e80.

National Institute on Aging. COVID-19 data tools: Data harmonization and sharing are essential for COVID-19 research (blog post).

David Bloom and David Canning. How to get better COVID-19 infection data without universal testing. Boston Globe (04/15/2020).

Population Reference Bureau: Paola Scommegna, Mark Mather, and Toshiko Kaneda (March 25, 2020). Older Americans’ Greater Health Problems May Make Them More Vulnerable to COVID-19’s Effects.

The Coordinating Center works with the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) to create a range of publications that summarize findings and policy implications of research across all Centers.

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Today’s Research on Aging

Rising Obesity in an Aging America (#42, July 2022)

Key Factors Underlying Racial Disparities in Health Between Black and White Older Americans (#41, June 2021)

The Demography of Dementia and Dementia Caregiving (#40, May 2020)

Aging and Health in China: What Can We Learn From the World’s Largest Population of Older People? (#39, Jan 2020)

Sleep, Health, and Aging (Issue 38, October 2018)

Are Baby Boomers Healthy Enough to Keep Working? (Issue 37, April 2018)

How Neighborhoods Affect the Health and Well-Being of Older Americans (Issue 35, February 2017)

Dementia Trends: Implications for an Aging America (Issue 36, July 2017)

Longevity Research: Unraveling the Determinants of Healthy Aging and Longer Life Spans (Issue 34, November 2016)

Family Caregiving for Older People (Issue 33, February 2016)

Effects of the Great Recession on Older Americans’ Health and Well-Being (Issue 32, November 2015)

Research on Health and Well-Being Aims to Improve Quality of Life in Later Years (Issue 31, June 2015)

Life Expectancy Gains and Public Programs for the Elderly in Latin America and the Caribbean (Issue 30, April 2014)

Elderly Immigrants in the United States (Issue 29, October 2013)

The Health and Life Expectancy of Older Blacks and Hispanics in the United States (Issue 28, June 2013)

The Interaction of Genes, Behavior, and Social Environment (Issue 27, December 2012)

Noncommunicable Diseases Among Older Adults in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (Issue 26, August 2012)