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.

2016-2017 (Link to Pilot Project Abstract)

Why Does the Immigrant Health Advantage Disappear over the Life Course?
PI: Michal Engelman, Assistant Professor, Sociology, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Early Conditions, Delayed Effects and Their Impact on Adult Mortality Patterns Summary
PI: Alberto Palloni, Samuel Preston Professor, Sociology, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Living Arrangements at Older Ages: A Cross-National Comparison
PI: James Raymo, Professor, Sociology, University of Wisconsin - Madison

The Role of Early Life Experiences in Shaping the Gut Microbiome: A Study Incorporating the Microbiome into the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study
PIs: Federico Rey, Assistant Professor, Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Pamela Herd, Professor, Sociology, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Pilot Projects from Previous Years: 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, and 2015-2016