Health and well-being in later life
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.
Poverty Dynamics in the United States (Pfeffer)
Dementia and Cognitive Impairment
Preventable Hospitalization in Dementia: The Impact of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms (Langa)
School Quality and Racial Disparities in Alzheimer's Disease in Project Talent (Zahodne)
Michigan Center for Integrative Approaches to Health Disparities (CIAHD) (Mendes de Leon)