The Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is one of eleven 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.


  • Trainee Profile: PhD Student Ankit Rastogi

    Name Ankit Rastogi Hometown Silver Spring, MD Educational background BA, Biology, Dartmouth College; MSc, Biostatistics, Harvard University Can you describe your research interests? Current research projects? I study racial residential integration in the suburbs. It’s …

  • NADDI 2019 Conference

    The North American Data Documentation Initiative Conference (NADDI) 2019 will take place in Ottawa, Canada from April 24 to April 26. The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) is an international standard for describing the data produced …

  • Trainee Profile: PhD Student Leah Foltman

    Name Leah Foltman Hometown Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Educational background BA, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, sociology Can you describe your research interests? Current research projects? My current research interests revolve around racial disparities in physical and …

  • CDHA Request for Pilot Proposals

    The Center for Demography of Health and Aging invites interested investigators to submit proposals for pilot funding for 2019–20. For more information, please review our request for proposals.  

  • Postdoctoral Position at UCLA or Princeton

    This post-doctoral fellow is funded for a project on the role of occupational stratification by race/ethnicity and immigrant status and its effects on older adult health in the United States. This fellow can work at …

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Tue 26

DemSem: Youngjoo Cha

March 26 @ 12:15 am - 1:30 pm
Wed 27

Demography Training Seminar: PAA Practice Talk

March 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Fri 29

Deborah Carr

March 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Apr 02

DemSem: Mary Pattillo

April 2 @ 12:15 am - 1:30 pm
Apr 03
Apr 23

DemSem: David Figlio

April 23 @ 12:15 am - 1:30 pm