Aging and the Life Course
Our theme on aging over the life course is attentive to the dynamic linkages between early life exposures and how their effects unfold as people age.
Biodemography integrates biological and social demographic processes to better understand their interplay in health and aging outcomes, with a special focus on including combining genetic and social measures and theories as well as understanding the determinants and impacts of the human microbiome on health.
Determinants of Disparities of Aging Trajectories
Determinants of Disparities of Aging Trajectories seeks to understand disparities in levels, variation, and trajectories of health outcomes between groups based on race/ethnicity, sex, urban/rural, socioeconomic and other dimensions.
Health Economics and Health Services Research takes advantage of the broad and deep expertise across multiple departments at the University to produce innovative work that increases our understanding of how health insurance, health care systems and technologies, health behaviors and related processes and choices jointly shape outcomes of aging.
Impacts of Place on Aging Processes
Impacts of Place on Aging Processes seeks to increase our understanding on how histories of geographic, policy, and environmental exposures together shape health and aging trajectories.