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How do features of the natural, economic, and policy environments impact the health of a population? And how do the dynamics of population change affect the environment? Researchers at CPC explore these and other questions using a variety of tools and methods, from qualitative data collection and in-depth one-on-one interviews to combining machine learning with high resolution satellite imagery to develop fine-grained measures of the contexts in which individuals and families operate. This work helps us understand how and why population change goes hand in hand with environmental change, each affecting the health of the other.


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Add Health Epigenome Resource: Life course stressors and epigenomic modifications in adulthood The overall goals of this project are to investigate the influence of life course psychosocial stressors on DNA methylation and gene expression that may influence cardiometabolic health and depression in a US representative study of young adults. The findings from this study will have significant…
Add Health GWAS Data: User Support and Research Tools to Enable Widespread Access This project is developing tools to enable widespread access to and use of genome-wide association study (GWAS) data among respondents in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health). The intent is to make Add Health GWAS data more easily accessible, straightforward…
Add Health Parent Study: Phase I The 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. Data for 2,013 Wave I parents, ranging in age from 50-80 years and representing 2,244…
Black-White Differences in Life Course Exposure to Death: Consequences for Health Racial/ethnic disparities in life expectancy are well known, with particular disadvantage for black Americans, but scientists have not considered the potential damage to survivors; this project will focus on those survivors to provide the first population-based analysis of race/ethnic differences in exposure to the death…
Cardiovascular Health of Sexual and Gender Minorities in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos The cardiovascular health of Hispanic/Latino sexual and gender minorities has been understudied. The goal of this study is to examine relationships between sexual/gender minority stress, coping, social support, and heart disease - a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among Hispanic/Latinos in the U.S. Findings…

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