The Michigan Center on the Demography of Aging (MiCDA),

a joint program of the University of Michigan's Population Studies Center and the Survey Research Center, helps spur new research on the economics and demography of aging and encourages the use of major datasets in the field.

MiCDA is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (P30 AG012846).

Online financial data

Transaction and balance data yield picture of changing finances of older Americans

Using online financial transaction data, Matthew Shapiro and Daniel Silverman analyze the economic behavior and well being of older men and women in the U.S.

Senior woman takes blood pressure

How does cognitive ability affect awareness of high blood pressure?

Helen Levy and Ken Langa use NHANES data to explore whether cognitive ability has an impact on the awareness of hypertension among older adults.

1950s kids and DNA

Gene-environment interactions and age-related memory decline

Investigators Jessica Faul, Jennifer Smith, Sharon Kardia, Colter Mitchell, and David Weir examine how genes and early/mid-life SES are linked to older-age memory.

group at sunset, hands raised

Spirituality and health

Using a nationally representative survey sample, Neal Krause analyzes measures of religiosity in relation to a range of biomarkers to assess the association of religious devotion and health.

DNA sample

Validity of new biomeasures to gauge population health disparities

Arline Geronimus, John Bound, and Colter Mitchell gauge the potential for using TL measures garnered from extant DNA samples gathered in national studies for analyzing population health disparities.

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