Contact Us

If you wish to submit a question/request to NACDA electronically, please contact Or you may contact one of the individuals below:


James W. McNally, Ph.D.

Dr. McNally is Director of the NACDA Program on Aging, a data archive containing over 1,500 studies related to health and the aging lifecourse. He holds a Ph.D. in Demography and Sociology from Brown University. His research focuses primarily on issues of family support and health among the aged, both in the U.S. and internationally. He does methodological research on the repair of deficient data. Most recently, he has been studying the impacts of heterogeneity on health outcomes among elderly U.S. Asian/Pacific Islander populations.

Office phone: 734-615-9520
Fax: 734-647-8700

Archival and Research Support

Kathryn Lavender
Project Manager

Kathryn joined the NACDA team in November 2017 as project manager. She is involved with day to day operations including data deposits, restricted-use data agreements, data user requests, as well as long term planning of NACDA activities in the research community. Before transitioning to NACDA, Kathryn came to ICPSR from UofM Dearborn as a co-op student, and accepted a full time position after graduating with her degree in economics. She has been involved in many areas of ICPSR, from curating data across different projects and supervising curation staff to event planning with the summer internship program. Kathryn has been an ICPSR staff member for over 10 years.

Office phone: 734-615-9516