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The Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is one of twelve demography of aging centers funded by the National Institute on Aging (P30 AG017266). Through the integration of research, training, and teaching, CDHA aims to increase the understanding of behavioral processes related to health and aging.

The interdisciplinary research program at CDHA is designed to create links between social demography, biomedical, and epidemiological research on health and aging. Research focuses on five major themes: aging and the life course; biodemography; determinants of disparities of aging trajectories; health economics and health services research; and impacts of place on aging processes.

CDHA enjoys a close relationship with the Center for Demography and Ecology, and affiliates benefit from the centers’ shared resources, such as funding opportunities and access to a secure data enclave.


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  • Summer DemSem with Scott Cunningham

    From May 23-24, 2022, Scott Cunningham will host CDE/CDHA’s Summer DemSem session and will present on several different topics relevant to social science researchers, particularly graduate students. At Summer DemSem, Cunningham will present on several different …

  • May 17-19 Co-Sponsored Workshop with Scott Cunningham

    May 17-19, 2022 from 10:00 am-6:00 pm ET, Syracuse University will host a co-sponsored methodology workshop on difference-in-differences with Scott Cunningham, professor of economics at Baylor University. This workshop will cover basic methodological concepts in …

  • CDHA & CDE Engagement at PAA 2022

    CDE/CDHA affiliates and graduate students are looking forward to the 2022 PAA annual meeting in Atlanta! Both centers are well represented with 58 affiliates appearing 104 times on the program as authors, discussants, and chairs. …

  • Eric Grodsky and Co-Authors Publish HSB Cohort Profile

    CDHA affiliate Eric Grodsky and co-authors Jennifer Manly, Chandra Muller, and John Robert Warren published a cohort profile of High School and Beyond (HSB) participants in the International Journal of Epidemiology. HSB began in 1980 …

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