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.
Social Networks & Health Training Program, December 22, 2016
CDHA Postdoctoral Position Available September 1, 2017, December 21, 2016
Postdoctoral Fellow at Swedish Institute for Social Research, December 20, 2016
Columbia University Postdoctoral Research Opportunities, December 15, 2016
Summer Institute in Social Science Genomics, December 15, 2016
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, January 18
An Introduction to R
Mark Banghart, UW-Madison SSCC
Other seminars and meetings relating to health and aging at UW-Madison.