MiCDA is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (P30 AG012846).
Kenneth Langa and Nicole Ellison use cross-disciplinary collaboration and networking to support research into how the internet, and social media in particular, are used by older adults, and to what effects.
James McNally is working to develop "safe harbor agreements," standardize distribution protocols, and create tools that will facilitate the sharing of restricted data for secondary research.
Sela Panapasa and James McNally analyze cancer incidence and mortality among Pacific Islanders living in the U.S., comparing Native Hawaiians, Guamanians, and Samoans, and comparing PIs living in California versus Hawaii.
Toni Antonucci and colleagues examine more than 20 years of data in analyzing how social relationships and social support evolve with age, and how they impact health.
Melvin Stephens merges two lines of inquiry to examine how retirement affects food intake and how food intake/BMI impacts employment and transitions to retirement.