Projects

There are six major surveys associated with CDHA. In addition, CDHA supports Latin American Mortality Database (LAMBdA). CDHA also provides pilot grant support for new faculty development and for faculty, staff, and research assistants engaged in innovative pilot projects that are likely to lead to major NIA support.

CDHA Major Surveys

Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS)
National Survey of Families and Households (NSFH)
(This zip file contains NSFH wave 1 data in raw ASCII format and SAS statement file. It was created from BADGIR server.)
Health, Wellbeing and Aging in Latin America and the Caribbean (SABE)
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 data on (a) census and vital statistics information on population size (starting in 1841), all-cause death counts (starting in 1900) and cause-specific death counts (starting in 1950) up to 2014 for 19 countries; and (b) life tables adjusted for completeness and age misstatement for the same period. LAMBdA was originally created to support the empirical study of the history of mortality trends in Latin American countries after independence. It now also supports the study of very recent mortality trends and is particularly well suited for the study of old age mortality during the post-WWII period.

Pilot Projects:

CDHA provides support for innovative pilot projects to affiliates. To learn more about pilot funding at CDHA, please review these guidelines.

2015-2016 (Link to Pilot Project Abstract)

Health Trajectories in Older Adults
PIs: Eva Dugoff, Assistant Professor, Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Michal Engelman, Assistant Professor, Sociology, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Kevin Look, Assistant Professor, Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Amy Kind, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Determinants of Telomere Length in the Health and Retirement Study
PI: Jason Fletcher, Associate Professor, La Follette School of Public Affairs, Sociology, and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Uncovering the Relationship between Interviewer-Respondent Interaction and Compliance in the Collection of Anthropometric Measures and Physical Performance Assessments
PIs: Jennifer Dykema, Senior Scientist/Survey Methodologist, University of Wisconsin Survey Center
Dana Garbarski, Assistant Professor, Sociology, Loyola University Chicago
Nora Cate Schaeffer, Sewell-Bascom Professor, Sociology, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Kenneth D. Croes, Senior Project Director, University of Wisconsin Survey Center

Pilot Projects from Previous Years: 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, and 2014-2015