National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging

James mcnallyJames McNally

Associate Research Scientist
Director, National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging

Brief Biography

James McNally is the Director of the NACDA Program on Aging, a data archive containing over 1,500 studies related to health and the aging lifecourse. Originally trained in formal demography at Georgetown University, Dr. McNally developed an interest in gerontology while at Brown University and in policy research while at Syracuse University's Center for Policy Research. He works primarily on issues of family support and health among the aged, both in the United States and internationally. He does methodological research on the repair of deficient data and has been cited as an expert authority on imputation in deliberations before the U.S. Supreme Court. Most recently, he has been studying the impacts of heterogeneity on health outcomes among elderly U.S. Asian/Pacific Islander populations.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

"Community-Based Participatory Research Approach to Evidence-Based Research: Lessons From the Pacific Islander American Health Study." Sela Panapasa, James Jackson, Cleopatra Caldwell, Steve Heeringa, James McNally, David Williams, Debra Coral, Leafa Taumoepeau, Louisa Young, Setafano Young. and Saia Fa'asisila. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action. Volume 6, Issue 1, Spring 2012, pp. 53-58. The Johns Hopkins University Press. DOI: 10.1353/cpr.2012.0013

"A multiple imputation approach to disclosure limitation for high-age individuals in longitudinal studies". Di An, Roderick Little and James McNally. Statistics in Medicine. Volume 29, Issue 17, pages 1769-1778, 30 July 2010

"Mortality Patterns of Native Hawaiians Across Their Lifespan: 1990-2000." 2010. S.V. Panapasa, M. Mau, D. R. Williams, J.W. McNally. American Journal of Public Health 100(11) November 2010. PMCID: PMC2951954

"Economic Hardship Among Elderly Pacific Islanders". 2008. Sela V. Panapasa, Voon Chin Phua and James W. McNally. AAPI Nexus Journal. Volume 6, Number 1. 2008.

"Men planning for retirement: Changing meanings of pre-retirement planning". (2008). Voon Chin Phua and James McNally. Journal of Applied Gerontology. In press 2008. Web link: http://jag.sagepub.com/cgi/rapidpdf/0733464808321885v1.

"Providing Spatial Data for Secondary Analysis: Issues and Current Practices Relating to Confidentiality". (2008). Myron P. Gutmann, Kristine Witkowski, Corey Colyer, JoAnne McFarland O'Rourke and James McNally Population Research and Policy Review. 2 July 2008.

"Using ICPSR Resources to Teach Sociology". (2008). Lynette F. Holder,, Felicia B. LeClere, Rachael E. Barlow, Amy M. Pienta and James W. McNally. Teaching Sociology. Vol. 36, #1. January 2008. pg. 17-25.

"Immigration and Poverty Among Elderly Asian Americans in the 21st Century". (2007). Voon Chin Phua, James McNally, Keong-Suk Park. Journal of Poverty. Volume 11, Number 2. Summer, 2007. pp 73-92.

"Men planning for retirement: Changing meanings of pre-retirement planning external link". (2008). Voon Chin Phua and James McNally. Journal of Applied Gerontology. In press 2008. Web link: http://jag.sagepub.com/cgi/rapidpdf/0733464808321885v1.

"Providing Spatial Data for Secondary Analysis: Issues and Current Practices Relating to Confidentiality external link". (2008). Myron P. Gutmann, Kristine Witkowski, Corey Colyer, JoAnne McFarland O'Rourke and James McNally Population Research and Policy Review. 2 July 2008. http://www.springerlink.com/content/16771538x1079115/

Using ICPSR Resources to Teach Sociology. (2008). Lynette F. Holder,, Felicia B. LeClere, Rachael E. Barlow, Amy M. Pienta and James W. McNally. Teaching Sociology. Vol. 36, #1. January 2008. pg. 17-25.

"Immigration and Poverty Among Elderly Asian Americans in the 21st Century". (2007). Voon Chin Phua, James McNally, Keong-Suk Park. Journal of Poverty. Volume 11, Number 2. Summer, 2007. pp 73-92.

"Diversity and Structure of Intergenerational Relationship: Elderly Parents-Adult Children Relations in Korea". 2003. Keong-Suk Park, Voon Chin Phua, James W. McNally RongJun Sun. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology. Volume 20, Number 4 / December, 2005. pg 285-305.

"Cohabiting Couple's Economic Circumstances and Union Transitions: A Re-Examination Using Multiple Imputation Methods". 2003. Sharon Sassler and James McNally. Social Science Research. Vol 32:4 pp 553-578. Dec, 2003.

"Widowhood and Family Support in the North and South Pacific: A Comparative Review". 2002. James W. McNally. Journal of Women and Aging. Vol 15:2/3. Fall, 2003.