Aging, Genetics, and Social Science

A MiCDA Research Signature Theme

MiCDA researchers are developing and testing new interdisciplinary approaches to the study of how genetics and social contexts interact to affect aging. They are also spearheading efforts to incorporate genetic information into behavioral and social surveys, via the establishment of Michigan’s HRS genetic database in 2012, and the promotion of similar population genotyping in other large social science surveys.

Understanding the Connections among Genes, Environment, Family Processes, and Mental Health (Axinn)

Understanding the Connections among Genes, Environment, Family Processes, and Mental Health (Axinn)

Genomic Analysis for Social-Behavioral Scientists (Faul)

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

The Effects of Collection Procedures on Telomere Length (Faul)

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

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

A Multi-Ethnic Study of Gene-Lifestyle Interactions in Cardiovascular Traits (Kardia)

Genetic and Psychosocial Predictors of Blood Pressure and Body Mass Index (Kardia)

Genetic Mechanisms of Arteriosclerosis in Hypertensive Sibships (Kardia)

Genome-Wide Association Analysis in Essential Hypertension (Kardia)

Identification and functional impact of NAFLD associated genetic variants (GOLD functional) (Kardia)

Stress, Gene-Environment Interaction and Cardiovascular Disease (Kardia)

SWAN Repository III (Resubmission) (Kardia)

SWAN Repository IV (Resubmission) (Kardia)

Cholinergic genetic effects on health and cognition in older adults: Longitudinal analysis (Lustig)

Applying Whole Genome data to Common Social Science Issues (Mitchell)

Examination of the earliest symptoms and biomarkers of FTLD in carriers of a MAPT mutation (Paulson)

Pathogenic Mechanisms in Fragile X Tremor Ataxia Syndrome (Paulson)

Epigenetics of Arteriosclerosis in African American Hypertensive Sibships (Smith)

Characterizing disparities in late-onset Alzheimer's disease risk through polygenic risk and epidemiologic factors in the Health and Retirement Survey (Ware)

Leukocyte-endothelial cell interaction in aging (Yung)

The Paul F. Glenn Laboratories for Biology of Aging Research at the University of Michigan (Yung)