National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging

NIA Funded Centers

Centers on the Demography of Aging

The Behavioral and Social Research Program at the National Institute on Aging supports thirteen P30 Centers on the Demography of Aging at leading universities and policy organizations around the U.S. The purpose of the centers is to foster research in demography, economics and epidemiology of aging and to promote use of important datasets in the field.

Key activities of the Centers include the following:

  • Workshops and Conferences
  • Newsletters and Reports
  • Web-Based Information and Resources
  • Multi-Disciplinary Collaborations
  • International Collaborations
  • Research on Aging
  • Pilot Projects on Innovative Topics
  • Data Resource Development
  • Statistical Enclaves for Sensitive Data
  • Methodological Research
  • Training Programs

Michigan Center on the Demography of Aging
University of Michigan

Michigan Center on the Demography of Aging,Ann Arbor

Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging
U.C. Berkeley

Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging, Berkeley

NBER National Bureau

NBER National Bureau

Population Aging Research Center
University of Pennsylvania

Population Aging Research Center,Philadelphia

RAND Center for the Study of Aging

RAND Center for the Study of Aging

Center on the Demography and Economics of Health and Aging (CDEHA)
Stanford University

Center on the Demography and Economics of Health and Aging (CDEHA), Stanford University

USC/UCLA Center of Biodemography and Population Health
Los Angeles

USC/UCLA Center of Biodemography and Population Health, Los Angeles

Center for Demography of Health and Aging, CDHA
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Center for Demography of Health and Aging, Wisconsin-Madison

Program on the Global Demography of Aging, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies
Harvard University

Program on the Global Demography of Aging, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies

Center for Population Health & Aging
Duke

Center for Population Health and Aging

Center for Demography and Economics of Aging
University of Washington

Center for Demography and Economics of Aging
 

Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research

Health disparities are associated with a broad, complex, and interrelated array of factors. Risk factors, diagnosis, progression, response to treatment, caregiving, and overall quality of life may be affected by race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, age, and other factors. Disparities in health status and medical care are most acutely experienced by the older population since they are at the highest risk for most diseases and disability. To eliminate health disparities, a widely established national priority, requires research that includes a special focus on the distribution of disease and disability between racial and ethnic groups in society.

The Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) mission is to decrease health disparities by:

  • Increasing the number of researchers who focus on the health of minority elders;
  • Enhancing the diversity in the professional workforce by mentoring minority academic researchers for careers in minority elders health research;
  • Improving recruitment and retention methods used to enlist minority elders in research studies;
  • Creating culturally sensitive health measures that assess the health status of minority elders with greater precision; and,
  • Increasing the effectiveness of interventions designed to improve their health and well-being.

Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research

Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research

Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research
Wayne State University

Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research,Detroit

Native Elder Research Center
University of Colorado, Denver

Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, University of Colorado, Denver

Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging
University of Alabama

UAB Center for Aging,University of Alabama, Birmingham

Center for Health Improvement of Minority Elders
University of California, Los Angeles

Center for Health Improvement of Minority Elders,UCLA, Berkley

Center for Aging in Diverse Communities
University of California

Center for Aging in Diverse Communities, University of California, San Francisco

Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research
University of Alabama, Birmingham

Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research

Minority Aging Health Economics Research Center
University of Southern California

Minority Aging Health Economics Research Center

Latino Aging Research Resource Center
University of California, Davis

Latino Aging Research Resource Center