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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Building the capacity of social scientists to conduct genomic research

Jessica Faul, Colter Mitchell, Sharon Kardia, Jennifer Smith, and Erin Bakshis Ware create a hands-on training program for researchers working at the intersection of genetics and social science research.

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Living arrangement transitions and health status

Jersey Liang and Mary Beth Ofstedal examine how living arrangements evolve with health over decades during older ages.

Older woman concerned by bills

Hypertension and variations in stress by age and race

Kira Birditt, Toni Antonucci and colleagues gather data on stress, testing links between long-term stress and stress reactivity by age and race, and gaining insights on disparities in hypertension.

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Church connections and health among older Mexican Americans

Neal Krause examines connections between the late-life health of Mexican Americans and the emotional support they receive from within and outside the church.

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Evaluating changes in disability at older ages

Organized by Bob Schoeni, TRENDS is an NIA-supported network of researchers working to accelerate scientific understanding of changes over time in old-age disability and health.

In the News

Langa says more education and better disease treatments may have led to lower dementia rates among older Americans

2017 PAA Annual Meeting, April 27-29, Chicago

Russell Sage 2-week workshop on social science genomics, June 11-23, 2017, Santa Barbara

RFP: Pilot Proposals from the Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities in 21st Century America. Due: February 28, 2017.

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