Research and Funding

Division of Behavioral and Social Research

Centers on the Demography and Economics of Aging

The Division of Behavioral and Social Research at the National Institute on Aging currently supports fourteen Centers on the Demography and Economics of Aging. The reach of these Centers is global, with almost all involved in international projects, helping to develop the fields of demography and economics of aging in many countries. All centers investigate aspects of health and health care, the societal impact of population aging, and the economic and social circumstances of the elderly. Some of the innovative areas of research emerging from these Centers are studies of:

  • The transmission of longevity over generations
  • Brain function
  • Judgment and financial decision making
  • Populations differences in management of chronic disease
  • Biomarkers combined with social survey data to connect life events with health
  • The impact of HIV/AIDS on older family members

Key activities of the Centers include the following:

  • Program development
  • Training
  • Data resources
  • Statistical data enclaves
  • Conferences and workshops
  • Research dissemination
  • Multidisciplinary collaborations
  • International collaborations

The currently-funded Demography and Economics of Aging Centers are:

Principal Investigator (PI) Center PI Address
Agree, Emily M. Hopkins Center for Population Aging and Health Johns Hopkins University
Department of Population and Family Health
615 North Wolfe Street, Room E4014
Baltimore, MD 21205
Bloom, David E. Center for Global Demography of Aging Harvard University
665 Huntington Ave.
Bldg 1, 11th Floor
Boston, MA 02115
Bound, John Center on the Demography of Aging University of Michigan
Population Studies Center - ISR
426 Thompson Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248
Crimmins, Eileen Center on Biodemography and Population Health University of Southern California and University of California at Los Angeles
Andrus Gerontology Center
3715 S. McClintock Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0191
Garber, Alan M. Center on the Economics and Demography for Health and Aging Stanford University
Department of Medicine/PCOR
117 Encina Commons
Stanford, CA 94305-6019
Hurd, Michael D. Center for the Study of Aging RAND Corporation
1776 Main Street, P.O. Box 2138
Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138
Lee, Ronald D. Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging (CEDA) University of California at Berkeley
2232 Piedmont Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94720-2120
Palloni, Alberto Center for Demography of Health and Aging University of Wisconsin - Madison
4434 Sewell Social Science Building
1180 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1393
Paxson, Christina H. Center for the Demography of Aging Princeton University
316 Wallace Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544
Soldo, Beth J. Center on the Demography of Aging University of Pennsylvania
Populations Studies Center
3718 Locust Walk, 239 McNeil Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6298
Vaupel, James W. Duke Center on the Demography of Aging Duke University Public Policy- DuPRI SSRI
Bay A -105, Box 90420
2024 W. Main Street
Durham, NC 27708-0420
Waite, Linda J. Center on the Demography and Economics of Aging University of Chicago & National Opinion Research Center (NORC)
1155 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Wise, David A. Center for Aging and Health Research National Bureau of Economic Research
1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
Wolf, Douglas A. Center for Aging and Policy Studies Syracuse University
Center for Policy Research
426 Eggers Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244

 

More information is available at the Centers’ website at http://agingcenters.org/. From this site, you may also access the websites of the individual Centers. A September 2009 publication entitled “Research Highlights in the Demography and Economics of Aging” (PDF, 3.6M) describes this Center program in more detail and contains contact information for the Center Directors.

NIA Staff Contact:

Georgeanne E. Patmios
Division of Behavioral and Social Research
National Institute on Aging
National Institutes of Health
7201 Wisconsin Avenue, #533
Bethesda, MD 20892-9205
Phone: (301) 402-4156
Fax: (301) 402-0051
Email: PatmiosG@nia.nih.gov