Health and well-being in later life

A MiCDA Research Signature Theme

Many MiCDA affiliates hold positions in the University of Michigan Medical School and School of Public Health, as well as the social sciences. They direct a wide range of projects on chronic physical conditions affecting the elderly, including diabetes, hypertension, and arthritis. Mental health, cognitive functioning and psychosocial support are also key topics that bridge the medical and social sciences. Trends in disability are a major policy concern that is addressed using national data collected at Michigan and elsewhere.

Research Network on AIDS and Older Persons in Africa and Asia (Knodel)

Chronic Disease

Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatrics 2011-2012 (Halter)

Integrating Geriatrics into the Specialties of Internal Medicine: Moving Forward from Awareness to Action (Halter)

Improving Adherence and Intensification of Medications Among Diabetes Patients (Heisler)

Peer-Led Self-Management Support in "Real-World" Clinical and Community Settings (Heisler)

Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research (MCUAAAR) Diversity Supplement (J. Mitchell) (Jackson)

Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research (MCUAAAR) Diversity Supplement (R.Turner) (Jackson)

Understanding Health Disparities in the Progression of Type 2 Diabetes (Jackson)

Proposal for a workshop on comparative analysis of aging in Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam (Knodel)

Blood Transfusions: Gender Differences in Utilization, Predictors, and Outcomes (Langa)

Expanding the National Health Accounts (Langa)

Expanding the National Health Accounts (Langa)

Geographic Variation in the Health and Economic Determinants and Outcomes of Elective Surgery (Langa)

Models of hospital-acquired conditions and readmission: defining at-risk patients (Langa)

Systematic Design of Meaningful Presentations of Medical Test Data for Patients (Langa)

Toward More Effective "Enhanced Recovery" Protocols for Major Surgery in Older Adults (Langa)

Physical Activity among U.S. Adults with Diabetes and Prediabetes, 2006-2010 (Lee)

Cognitive ability and awareness of hypertension in older Americans (Levy)

Population Health Measures: Assessment and Design (Mendes de Leon)

Medical Consultants and the Value of Hospital Care (Norton)

Understanding optimal delivery systems for cancer care (Norton)

Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatrics 2013-2014 (Yung)

Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatrics 2014-2015 (Yung)

Toward More Effective "Enhanced Recovery" Protocols for Major Surgery in Older Adults (Yung)

2/2 Personalized Antidepressant Adherence Strategies for Depressed Elders (Zivin)

Dementia and Cognitive Impairment

Does the Neighborhood Environment Modify Genetic Risk for Cognitive Decline? (Clarke)

Healthy People 2020 (Faul)

Interplay of Genetic and Socioeconomic Predictors of Memory Decline in Older Adults (Faul)

Community Based Early Identification of MCI in at risk African-Americans (Giordani)

Multi-Center trial to Evaluate Home-Based Assessment Methods for Alzheimer's Disease Prevention Research in People Over 75 Years Old (Giordani)

The Predictors and Long-Term Trajectory of Poststroke Cognitive Decline (Giordani)

Association of Psychiatric Disorders with Potentially Preventable Acute Medical-Surgical Hospitalizations (Iwashyna)

Costs of Dementia (Langa)

Ethics of Surrogate Consent for Dementia Research (Langa)

Objective and Perceived Neighborhoods Characteristics and Cognitive Decline (Langa)

Preventable Hospitalization in Dementia: The Impact of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms (Langa)

Preventable Hospitalization in Dementia: The Impact of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms (K08) (Langa)

Cognitive ability and awareness of hypertension in older Americans (Levy)

Trend and Trajectories of Oral Health among Older Americans: Cognitive Function (Liang)

Trends and Trajectories of Oral Health among Older Americans: Cognitive Function (Liang)

Technology-Assisted Intervention for Remarried and Stepfamily Caregivers (Sherman)

Life Events, Depression, and Cognition in Older Age: An Intraindividual Approach (Smith)

Survey Measures of Subjective Well-being: Age, Appraisal, and Cognition Effects (Smith)

Health and Retirement Study Yrs23-28: Year 25 Dementia Trends Admin Supplement (Weir)

Disability

Geriatric Conditions and Disablement in the Older Adult Population (Cigolle)

Understanding the Role of the Built Environment for Mobility in Older Adults (Clarke)

Walk the Talk - Transforming the Built Environment to Enhance Mobility in Seniors (Clarke)

A Prospective Model of Medicare Cost Trajectories (Freedman)

Disability, Aging, and Long-Term Care Policy and Data Analysis (Freedman)

Disability, Time Use, and Wellbeing Among Older Adults (Freedman)

National Health and Aging Trends Study (Freedman)

National Health and Aging Trends Study (NSOC Supplement) (Freedman)

National Study of Disability Trends and Dynamics (Freedman)

Reducing Racial Disparities in Post-Stroke Disability in the Elderly (Freedman)

Longterm Impact of Natural Disasters on Disability and Health in Older Americans (Iwashyna)

Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Disability in Older Adults (Mendes de Leon)

Disparities

Recessionary shocks and their relationship to health: Evidence from the Michigan Recession and Recovery Study (Burgard)

The Well-being of the Long-term Unemployed after the Great Recession (Burgard)

Understanding Social Disparities in Health and Aging (Burgard)

Measurement Error in Population Health Inequity Research using Novel Biomeasures (Geronimus)

Measurement Error in Population Health Inequity Research using Novel Biomeasures-Supplement (Geronimus)

Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities in 21st Century America (House)

Michigan Center for Integrative Approaches to Health Disparities (CIAHD) (Jackson)

Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging (Jackson)

Race Difference in Physical and Mental Health Disparities: (Jackson)

Understanding Health Disparities in the Progression of Type 2 Diabetes (Jackson)

Blood Transfusions: Gender Differences in Utilization, Predictors, and Outcomes (Langa)

Health Literacy and Health Disparities Among the Elderly (Levy)

Michigan Center for Integrative Approaches to Health Disparities (CIAHD) (Mendes de Leon)

Trust in Health Care and Racial Disparities in an Aging Population (Mendes de Leon)

Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health Disparity and Health Equity Conference (Panapasa)

Understanding Cancer Disparities Among US Pacific Islanders (Panapasa)

Life Course Determinants

Educational Spillovers and Adult Health in the United States (Brown)

Race/Ethnicity, Psychosocial and Environmental Stressors, and Telomere Length (Geronimus)

Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities in 21st Century America (House)

Operationalizing Affective Complexity: Measurement & Applications (Jackson)

Trend and Trajectories of Oral Health among Older Americans: Cognitive Function (Liang)

Cross National Data on Early Life Conditions and Older Adult Health in Low, Middle and High Income Countries: A Pilot to Extend the Scope and Usability of the RELATE Data (McEniry)

Early Life Influences on Elderly Health in the Developing World (McEniry)

Impacts of Mortality: Project TALENT 50 Years Later (McNally)

Early and Mid-Life Social Determinants of Racial Disparities in Late Life Health (Mendes de Leon)

Psychological Human Capital and Mortality across the Life Course: Evidence from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (Schoeni)

Mortality

Understanding Recent Change in Gender Differences in Life Expectancy among Adults in Wealthy Countries (Burgard)

Impacts of Mortality: Project TALENT 50 Years Later (McNally)

Other

Affordable Housing, Health, and Productive Activity: A Field Experiment (Antonucci)

Social Relations, Aging and Health: Competing Theories and Emerging Complexities (Antonucci)

The Well-being of the Long-term Unemployed after the Great Recession (Burgard)

Neighborhood Context, Social Relationships, and Health: Examining the Pathways (House)

Macarthur Foundation Aging Society Research Project (Jackson)

MacArthur Foundation Research Network on an Aging Society (Jackson)

MacArthur Foundation Research Network on an Aging Society (Jackson)

MacArthur Foundation Research Network on an Aging Society (Jackson)

Using the Dynamics of Happiness to Measure the Subjective Importance of Events (Kimball)

Health Behaviors and Lifestyles in Old Age in the United States and Japan (Krause)

Expanding the Research Infrastructure to Study the Use and Outcomes of the Internet and Social Media in Middle-age and Older Adults (Langa)

Intergenerational Support and Caregiving in Late Life: The Role of Stepfamily (Sherman)

Gratitude in an Aging Society (Smith)