The Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison was founded in 1999 by the National Institute on Aging (NIA). This award (P30 AG017266) made possible the formal organization of activities that already existed on campus, including data collection as well as substantive and methodological research on aging. Over the years CDHA built a dynamic training and research program that rests on a strong interdisciplinary foundation and easily adapts to new discoveries and developments.
CDHA Research Themes
- Aging and the life course
- Determinants of disparities (ethnic, socioeconomic, geographic) of aging trajectories
- Comparative international studies of population aging
- Social and economic aspects of aging
CDHA's Major Surveys
- Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS)
- National Survey of Families and Households (NSFH)
- Health, Wellbeing and Aging in Latin America and the Caribbean (SABE)
- The Mexican Health and Aging Study (MHAS)
- Puerto Rican Elderly Health Conditions (PREHCO)
- Wisconsin Assets and Income Studies (WAIS)
Latin American Mortality Database (LAMBdA)
The Latin American Mortality Database (LAMBdA) contains vital statistics, life tables, and population counts from 19 Latin American countries for 1840 through 2014.
CDHA Postdoctoral Position Available September 1, 2017
The Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in the demography of aging and the life course, funded by the National Institute on Aging. Recent PhDs in sociology, economics, population health sciences, epidemiology and public health are invited to apply for this fellowship. Please send curriculum vitae, a short description of a research project to be conducted at the Center, three letters of recommendation, and copies of publications to: James Raymo, Training Director, Center for Demography of Health and Aging, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1180 Observatory Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1393 (or inquiries by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org). Details about this announcement can be found at http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cdha/docs/Post-DocPositionCDHA09-01-2017.pdf.
Postdoc Opportunity at Brown University, February 9, 2017
PSID Second Annual User Conference Call for Papers, January 18, 2017
CDHA's weekly training seminar on the University of Wisconsin campus provides training and profession development to graduate students in the demography of health and aging.
Wednesday, February 22
Ethical Issues in the Collection & Use of Survey Data
Kristen Olson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Sociology
Social Interaction and the Gut Microbiome
Health Sciences Learning Center 1345
Public-Private Differences in Frontline Discrimination among Belgium Elderly Care Organizations
La Follette School Conference Room
The Genome Factor: Reporting Back from the Field on the Ongoing Integration of Genetics and Social Science
Biotechnology Auditorium 111, 425 Henry Mall
2017 Global Health Symposium: for Our Planet, for Our Health
Health Sciences Learning Center
2017 Science of Successful Aging Summit: the Aging Brain and Dementia
Other seminars and meetings relating to health and aging at UW-Madison.