CDHA Newsletter

Feburary/March 2018

Pilot Project Investigates Effects of Sibling Death

Each year, CDHA provides pilot grants to affiliates engaged in innovative research. In January 2018, PIs Barbara Wolfe and Jason Fletcher published a new article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on the effects of sibling death that stemmed from a 2014–15 pilot. Read more.

25 Genetic Markers Linked to Longevity

Scholars have long wondered what enables some people to live to very old ages while others do not. A recent study published in Aging, co-authored by CDHA Director Pamela Herd, indicates that the number of genetic markers associated with longevity has tripled from previous estimates. Read more.

Health Surveys Can Reveal Supplementary Health Information, Research Shows

In a new paper, Dana Garbarski (Loyola), Nora Cate Schaeffer (sociology), and Jennifer Dykema (University of Wisconsin Survey Center) used data from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study to show how questions for interviewers that rate the health of survey respondents may provide supplementary health information in face-to-face interviews. Read more.

NIA Postdoc Receives Alzheimer's Association Funding

At CDHA, NIA postdoc Megan Zuelsdorff is working on a project that examines how adverse events across the life course contribute to established racial disparities in cognitive health during later life. In February, Zuelsdorff received a three-year award from the Alzheimer's Association totaling $175,000 to continue this research. Read more.

New Study on Work, Parenting, and Work-Home Spillover

New research from 2015–17 NIA postdoc Katherine Lin (Dartmouth), explores the relationship between work, parenting, and work-home spillover. Using a life course perspective, Lin and co-author Sarah Burgard (Michigan) examined how work-home spillover changes as men and women move through different parenting stages. Read more.

Student Research: Income Mobility, Health, and Mortality

Graduate student Sebastian Daza is interested in social complexity, networks, and health. At CDHA, Daza has focused his research on the magnitude and variability of the association between income mobility, health, and mortality in the United States. Preliminary evidence suggests that income mobility may be a relevant determinant of health and mortality. Read more.

October/November 2017