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).

protection and storage of data

Protocols and tools for facilitating access to restricted data

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.

Medical examine

Cancer among Pacific Islanders living in the U.S.

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.

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The impact of social relations on health as we age

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.

Overweight retiree shops for food

Food intake, BMI, and retirement transitions

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.

Empty pill bottle

The impact of the recession on health care utilization

Sarah Burgard and Jaclynn Hawkins examine how the 2007-2009 recession affected the use of healthcare resources, looking at differences by race/ethnicity and education before, during, and after the recession.

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