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.


  • NIA’s New Guidelines for Data Sharing

    All FOAs from NIA in the future will require a data sharing plan. Investigators can write expected costs of sharing into the competing budget. There are five elements: 1. where the data will be placed …

  • RWJF System for Action 2019 Call for Proposals

    Systems for Action (S4A) is a signature research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that helps to build the evidence base for a Culture of Health. Studies funded under the S4A program must …

  • 2019 Annual FSRDC Business Meeting and Research Conference

    The Wisconsin Federal Statistical Research Data Center (WiscRDC) is hosting the annual Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC) conference September 5 and 6 in the Pyle Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The conference will …

  • Book Discussion with Deborah Carr

    On Friday, March 29, CDHA hosted Deborah Carr, professor of sociology at Boston University, for a discussion of her recent book Golden Years? Social Inequality in Later Life. In her work Carr, who received her …

  • USDA Awards Grant to Study Variation in Gut Microbial Metabolism

    Federico Rey (bacteriology) recently received funding from the USDA to study the interpersonal variation in gut microbial metabolism of nutrients and cardiometabolic disease. Rey’s new grant stemmed from the 2016–17 pilot, “The Role of Early …

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Wed 18

Demography Training Seminar: PAA Abstract Workshop

September 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
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Demography Training Seminar: Practice Job Talk

September 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
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Demography Training Seminar: Practice Job Talk

October 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
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Demography Training Seminar: No Seminar

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Demography Training Seminar: Practice Job Talk

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