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 Julia Goodwin

    Name Julia Goodwin Hometown Cabin John, MD Undergraduate education/other graduate degrees B.A., University of Wisconsin–Madison, sociology/CAR; certificate in education policy studies Expected graduation date 2022 Research interests? Current research projects? My research interests are around …

  • Faculty Showcase: Health and Aging Research at UW–Madison

    On November 9th, CDHA hosted its first faculty showcase on aging research. The event gave faculty and graduate students the opportunity to connect with one another and potentially launch new interdisciplinary research projects focused on …

  • New Grant for the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study

    The NIH funded new research that will track the progression of dementia in the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study. The project, led by Sanjay Asthana, (CDHA affiliate; medicine) and Pamela Herd (external CDHA affiliate; Georgetown) will clarify …

  • NSFH Waves 1, 2, and 3 Curated at ICPSR

    Between 1987 and 2003, the NSFH collected data on family living arrangements in childhood, departures and returns to the parental home, and histories of marriage, cohabitation, education, fertility, and employment. All three waves of data are now …

  • New Study to Examine Place of Birth, Health, and Mortality at Older Ages

    Congratulations to Katherine Curtis (community and environmental sociology; Applied Population Lab), Michal Engelman (sociology), Jason Fletcher (public affairs; sociology), Alberto Palloni (sociology), and Malia Jones (Applied Population Lab; CDE) on receiving an R01 grant from the National Institute on Aging. Fletcher and Palloni …

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Wed 20

Demography Training Seminar: Research Ethics

February 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Tue 26

DemSem: Katie Jajtner

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

Demography Training Seminar: Regression Diagnostics

February 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Mar 05

DemSem: Kerwin Charles

March 5 @ 12:15 am - 1:30 pm
Mar 12

DemSem: Emilio Parrado

March 12 @ 12:15 am - 1:30 pm
Mar 13

Demography Training Seminar: PAA Practice Talk

March 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm