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).

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Digital divide in access to electronic medical records among older Americans

Helen Levy, Alexander Janke, and Kenneth Langa find that low health literacy among Americans age 65+ impedes their use of Internet- based health information.

American school children, 1910

Linking 50 years of U.S. administrative data for longitudinal analyses

Martha Bailey, George Alter, Maggie Levenstein and colleagues are building a huge dataset linking vital statistics and census data for Americans born 1880 to 1930.

Pensive older black man

Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research

James Jackson, Jacqui Smith, Amy Pienta, Toni Antonucci and colleagues work to reduce health disparities between minority and non-minority older adults via MCUAAAR.

Complex system

Social networks and the well-being of older adults

Carlos Mendes de Leon leads a project that uses a complex systems approach to examine links between characteristics of social networks and changes in the well-being, cognition, and mortality of older adults.

Ubiquilin-2 protein

The role of Ubiquilin2 in degenerative brain diseases

Henry Paulson and colleagues are researching how mutations in the 'quality control' protein Ubiquilin2 are implicated in a range of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Huntington's, ALS, and frontotemporal dementia.

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