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)

Midlife in the United States (MIDUS)
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.

Microbiome Research Cluster

Microbiome Research Cluster represents a group of biological and social scientists that approach microbiome studies from a variety of perspectives. Its goal is to facilitate integration of these fields in educational activities and research endeavors. Microbiomes: People and the Planet Colloquium, a weekly colloquium features speakers from UW-Madison and other institutions presenting microbiome-related work in the biological, environmental and social sciences.

Pilot Projects:

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

2017-2018 (Link to Pilot Project Abstract)

Aging through a Nutrition Transition: The Effects of Early-Life Scarcity on Later-Life Health
PI: Jenna Nobles, Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Who Enjoys An Immigrant Health Advantage? Nativity, Race/Ethnicity, and Population Health Patterns
PI: Michal Engelman, Assistant Professor, Sociology, University of Wisconsin - Madison

The Social Epigenomics of Health Disparities: How Different Dimensions of Disadvantage Get Under the Skin
PI: Kristen Malecki, Assistant Professor, Population Health Sciences University of Wisconsin - Madison

Pilot Projects from Previous Years: 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017