MiCDA is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (P30 AG012846).
Lesli Skolarus, Vicki Freedman, Chunyang Feng, and James Burke find that, although elderly blacks have greater stroke incidence, post-stroke disability, and need for care than whites, black stroke survivors have a similar level of unmet care need and more positive caregivers than do whites.
Kenneth Langa, Bruno Giodani and colleagues examine the influence of mild cognitive impairment on older patient preferences and physician recommendations for CVD treatment.
Jennifer Smith, Sharon Kardia, Erin Ware and Xiang Zhou analyze the relationship between variation in DNA methylation profiles and arteriosclerosis among hypertensive African Americans in the GENOA study.
David Weir, Mick Couper, and Kenneth Langa explore new technologies and methods for internet interviewing in longitudinal studies of Americans during their work-to-retirement and healthy-to-end of life transitions.
Laura Zahodne uses results of repeated cognitive testing, neuroimaging, and medical evaluation to analyze how positive psychosocial factors impact brain health and cognitive functioning.