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MiCDA pilot projects showcased at symposium

4/12/2019 feature story

The Michigan Center on the Demography of Aging (MiCDA) research symposium was held on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research. At the symposium, MiCDA pilot project investigators presented their research findings and shared activities that their pilot work may have inspired (e.g. new projects, proposals, etc.).

Presentations included:

Self-Reported Vision Impairment and Subjective Well-being
Joshua Ehrlich, Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Medical School

Life-course work-family sequences and well being among women in SHARE
Sarah Burgard, Research Associate Professor, Population Studies Center, Associate Professor Department of Sociology, LS&A

Aging in Place: Helping individuals grow old at home
Roshanak Mehdipanah Assistant Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health

Chronic diseases and physical functioning: Development and validation of an ICD-coded multimorbidity index
Melissa Wei, Assistant Professor, General Medicine, Medical School

Measuring Alzheimer's Disease in Arabic-Speaking Populations
Kristine Ajrouch, Adjunct Research Professor, Survey Research Center, ISR

The prevalence, distribution and correlates of disability and comorbidity in the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander aging population
Sela Panapasa, Associate Research Scientist, Research Center for Group Dynamics, ISR

The symposium was followed by a reception.

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MiCDA People:
Sarah Burgard
Sela Panapasa
Melissa Y. Wei
Joshua Ehrlich
Roshanak Mehdipanah
Kristine J. Ajrouch

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