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Aging in Diverse Contexts

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Across the globe, populations are aging, with the potential for profound effects on families, governments, health service providers and national economies. Faculty are deeply engaged in research and primary data collection related to the demography and economics of aging in countries around the world, including the United States, China, India, Indonesia, Malawi, the Philippines, Russia, and Sri Lanka.



Associated Projects

ProjectPrincipal InvestigatorDescriptionTagsCountries
Add Health Parent Study: Phase IKathleen Mullan HarrisThe Add Health Parent Study (2015-2017), gathered social, behavioral, and health survey data in 2015-2017 on a probability sample of the Add Health parents who were originally interviewed in 1995.Demography, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Race/Gender/Age/SESUnited States of America
Black-White Differences in Life Course Exposure to Death: Consequences for HealthRobert HummerThe first population-based analysis of race/ethnic differences in exposure to the death of multiple family members over the life course.Longitudinal/Life-Course, Race/Gender/Age/SESUnited States of America
Cebu Longitudinal Health and Nutrition SurveyLinda S. AdairA longitudinal study following new mothers and their infants over 30+ years of life course development. Biomarkers, Interventions and Evaluation, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SESPhilippines
Center for Population and AgingKathleen Mullan HarrisLinked data from the Add Health Parent study (AHPS) and Add Health study will support a broad-based research agenda on intergenerational linkages over the life course of each generation.Biomarkers, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SESUnited States of America
China Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS)Barry M. Popkin, Penny Gordon-LarsenCHNS examines how the social and economic development of Chinese society is affecting the health of its population.Biomarkers, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SESChina
CON/Health Policy Analysis and MappingPaul DelamaterThis research project focuses on mapping and analyzing health care access and utilization in Michigan, within the framework of the state's Certificate of Need (CON) program as administered by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).
Drivers and Consequences of Climate-Induced Migration in AfricaClark GrayThis project will provide new insight into climate-induced migration in Sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on how this process varies over space and how destination areas are affected.Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SES
Ecuador ProjectsStephen J. Walsh, Richard E. BilsborrowThis program investigates the social, economic, and demographic effects on land use change among colonist and indigenous communities in the northern Ecuadorian Amazon.Biomarkers, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SESEcuador
Evolution of Well-Being among Older AdultsElizabeth FrankenbergLooking at longer-term consequences of large-scale disasters on the health and well-being of older adults.Biomarkers, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SESIndonesia
Extreme Events as Transformative Factors in Pastoral Social-Ecological SystemsPaul W. LeslieThis research focuses on the response of Maasai communities in northern Tanzania to the devastating drought of 2008-2009.Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level ApproachesUnited Republic of Tanzania
From Biological to Social Processes: Interdisciplinary Training in Life Course ResearchRobert Hummer, Allison AielloA scientific training program for both predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees which integrates both social and biological/health sciences research approaches for improving the understanding of health and well-being across the life course.Biomarkers, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SESNorth Carolina, United States of America
Health and Poverty Effects of a Large-scale Cookstove Initiative in RwandaSudhanshu (Ashu) HandaThis project will evaluate the impact of a private sector cookstove and fuel distribution intervention on exposure to airborne pollutants, health and poverty.Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level ApproachesRwanda
Impact of the Malawi Social Cash Transfer on Beneficiaries' Vulnerabilities Throughout the Life CycleClare BarringtonIdentfying vulnerable sub-groups receiving unconditional cash transfers in Malawi, and identifying ways in which the Social Cash Transfer Programme can enhance its positive effect on their well-being.Interventions and Evaluation, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SESMalawi
Life Course Process of Alzheimer's Disease: Sex Difference and Biosocial MechanismsY. Claire YangExamining the process of age change in cognitive function in relation to risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD) throughout the adult life span and how such process is different for men and women.Biomarkers, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Race/Gender/Age/SES
Life Course StudiesGlen H. Elder, Jr.The five key principles of life course theory: life-span development, human agency, historical time and geographic place, timing of transitions, and linked lives.Longitudinal/Life-Course
Monitoring Social Change: Health, Reproduction, AgingBarry M. PopkinAdding a follow-up survey to collect and analyze biomarker data from participants in the China Health Nutrition Study.Biomarkers, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SESChina
Nang Rong ProjectsStephen J. Walsh, Ronald R. Rindfuss, Barbara EntwisleA team collected information from more than 50,000 individuals as well as from adminsitrative records, meteorological data, satellite images, and many other sources over a span of 20 years in the Nang Rong district in northeast Thailand.Biomarkers, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SESThailand
Network on Life Course Dynamics and Disparities in 21st Century AmericaRobert HummerA research network investigating how and why the United States is increasingly falling behind virtually all comparably developed/wealthy nationsUnited States of America
Nutrition Transition ProgramBarry M. PopkinA set of reseach projects that study the rapid increases in inactivity and obesity, and the associated rise in noncommunicable diseases, that have occurred along with other rapid social and economic changes in the developing world.Biomarkers, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SES
Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey of HSE (RLMS-HSE)Barry M. PopkinThe RLMS is a household-based longitudinal survey designed to measure the effects of Russian reforms on the economic well-being of households and individuals.Biomarkers, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SESRussian Federation
Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity, Socioeconomic Status, and Health Across the Life Course.Carolyn Tucker HalpernExploring how sexual orientation/gender identity and socioeconomic status intersect and contribute to health and disease across the life course.Biomarkers, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SESUnited States of America
Stepping Stones and Ladders: The Sources of the Mobility of Low Wage Workers in the United States, 1996-2012Ted MouwAnalyzing the conditions under which low-wage workers achieve upward mobility.United States of America
Study of the Tsunami Aftermath and RecoveryElizabeth FrankenbergThe Study of the Tsunami Aftermath and Recovery (STAR) provides data and analyses regarding the long-term impact of exposure to an extreme event, the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, on population health and well-being.Biomarkers, Data Science, Demography, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Race/Gender/Age/SESIndonesia
Transfer ProjectSudhanshu (Ashu) HandaThe Transfer Project is a multi-country cash transfer research initiative.Biomarkers, Interventions and Evaluation, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SES


Associated People


Allison Aiello

Allison Aiello

Epidemiology

Christy L. Avery

Christy L. Avery

Epidemiology

Clare Barrington

Clare Barrington

Health Behavior

Elizabeth Frankenberg

Elizabeth Frankenberg

Sociology and Public Policy

Guang Guo

Guang Guo

Sociology

Robert Hummer

Robert Hummer

Sociology

Jeremy Moulton

Jeremy Moulton

Public Policy

Whitney Robinson

Whitney Robinson

Epidemiology