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.



  • Seeking applicants for new post-doc positions in CDHA

    CDHA is looking to fill multiple post-doctoral positions starting as early as September 2020. For full descriptions, see the links below, and direct any questions to Jason Fletcher (jason.fletcher@wisc.edu) and/or Sherry Huhn (shuhn@wisc.edu). Promoting Diversity …

  • New 2020-2021 CDHA Pilot Grants

    CDHA is pleased to announce funding for five new pilot projects for 2020-2021. ZhengZheng Tang, Jooyoung Kong, Philipp Koellinger, Judith Simcox, and Jason Fletcher are our grantees – congratulations! Researchers will study a far-ranging array …

  • Rebecca Myerson Selected as a UW BIRCWH Scholar

  • CDHA & CDE Presentations at Virtual PAA

    A virtual version of the Population Association of America’s Annual Meeting will be taking place online Thursday, April 23 through Saturday, April 25. Though fewer scholars will be participating overall, a healthy number of CDE/CDHA …

  • Lauren Schmitz Awarded NIA Pilot Grant

    CDHA affiliate Lauren Schmitz (Assistant Professor, Public Affairs, UW-Madison) is part of a research team that has been awarded a new NIA pilot grant through the Research Centers Collaborative Network! Schmitz, along with Erin Ware …

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Sep 17

Eleventh Annual Midwest Health Economics Conference

September 17 @ 9:00 am - September 18 @ 12:00 pm