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Expert Meeting on Health Disparities Across the Life Cycle

On June 23, 2016, the Committee on Population (CPOP) convened in Washington, D.C. to consider health disparities across the life cycle. Sponsored by the Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) at the National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institute of Health (NIH), the meeting offered a chance to elicit expert input about the implications on research priorities from recent findings documenting rising morbidity and mortality in midlife among white non-Hispanic Americans. Invited speakers shared their views on the state of the science regarding the life course perspective, effects of inequality and social class, education, cohort, and race/ethnicity on health disparities, as well as needed data, analytical frameworks and future research. A meeting summary (PDF, 621K) is available.