The Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison was founded in 1999 by the National Institute on Aging (NIA). This award (P30 AG017266) made possible the formal organization of activities that already existed on campus, including data collection as well as substantive and methodological research on aging. Over the years CDHA built a dynamic training and research program that rests on a strong interdisciplinary foundation and easily adapts to new discoveries and developments.
CDHA Research Themes
- Aging and the life course
- Determinants of disparities (ethnic, socioeconomic, geographic) of aging trajectories
- Comparative international studies of population aging
- Social and economic aspects of aging
CDHA's Major Surveys
- Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS)
- National Survey of Families and Households (NSFH)
- Health, Wellbeing and Aging in Latin America and the Caribbean (SABE)
- The Mexican Health and Aging Study (MHAS)
- Puerto Rican Elderly Health Conditions (PREHCO)
- Wisconsin Assets and Income Studies (WAIS)
Latin American Mortality Database (LAMBdA)
The Latin American Mortality Database (LAMBdA) contains vital statistics, life tables, and population counts from 19 Latin American countries for 1840 through 2014.
Aging Families 2015 Conference Call for Abstracts, December 17, 2014
ACS Content Review, December 8, 2014
Request for Information on NIA's Strategic Directions for Research, November 17, 2014
Posdoctoral Fellow at RAND, November 12 , 2014
NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship at Princeton University, November 11, 2014
PhDs, Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Scientist at MPIDR, October 29, 2014
RAND Summer Institute, 2015, October 16, 2014
CDHA's weekly training seminar on the University of Wisconsin campus provides training and profession development to graduate students in the demography of health and aging.
Friday, December 12
Genetics and Race in Vitamin D Deficiency
Corrine Engelman, UW Madison Population Health Sciences
Other seminars and meetings relating to health and aging at UW-Madison.