MiCDA is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (P30 AG012846).
Helen Levy, Alexander Janke, and Kenneth Langa find that low health literacy among Americans age 65+ impedes their use of Internet- based health information.
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.
James Jackson, Jacqui Smith, Amy Pienta, Toni Antonucci and colleagues work to reduce health disparities between minority and non-minority older adults via MCUAAAR.
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.
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.