NACDA Steering Committee

The Charge of the Steering Committee from Archiving and Sharing of Longitudinal Data Resources on Aging (U24) FOA:

A Steering Committee will serve as the main governing board for the cooperative agreement funded to support the FACTORS in Aging application. Each full member will have one vote.

Committee Members:

  • (Chair) Ken Ferraro, Ph.D. – Committee Chair
    Director of Center on Aging and the Life Course at Purdue University
  • Jennifer Ailshire, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Gerontology and Sociology at USC Leonard Davis
  • Margaret Gatz, Ph.D.
    Professor of Psychology, Gerontology and Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California
  • Peter A. Lichtenberg, Ph.D.
    Director of the Institute of Gerontology and the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute at Wayne State University
  • Barry Radler, Ph.D.
    Researcher, Institute on Aging at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • George Rebok, Ph.D.
    Professor, Johns Hopkins University
  • Linda Waite, Ph.D.
    Director of Center on Aging at NORC

The Steering Committee will:

  • Review the scientific design, policies, procedures and methods to ensure wide sharing of NIA-funded data resources, adherence to best practices in documentation, and concern for confidentiality.
  • Solicit feedback from data users as well as data producers.
  • Recommend priorities for intensive efforts on particular data resources.
  • Identify a member who will schedule the time for, and prepare, concise (maximum 3 to 4 page) summaries of, the Steering Committee meetings, which will be delivered to members of the group within 30 days after each meeting.
  • The Steering Committee will meet once a year with intermittent conference calls as needed.