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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.

Acknowledge CDHA Grant Funding in Papers and Presentations

For those receiving any support from CDHA, including grant submission support, the use of the facilities, graduate training and/or research support funds, please include this support in your publications in the following manner:
This research was supported by the Center for Demography of Health and Aging at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Center Grant: P30 AG017266; NIA Training Grant T32 AG00129).
Additional acknowledgement examples can be found in this document.

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
  • Biodemography

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.

Microbiome Research Cluster

Microbiome Research Cluster represents a group of biological and social scientists that approach microbiome studies from a variety of perspectives.

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