Conducting new research and training in aging
Using vital records, decennial census, Social Security, and Medicare data, William Dow (UC-Berkeley) is constructing state-level estimates of all-cause mortality by age, sex and year, 1933-2007.
Ronald Lee and Andrew Mason (UC-Berkeley) collect and analyze data on formal and informal support systems for the elderly across the globe via the NTA.
John Trojanowski (U-Penn), director of the Udall Center for Parkinson's Research, studies the molecular mechanisms of neuron dysfunction and degeneration in PD.
Teresa Seeman (UCLA), Chloe Bird (RAND), and colleagues examine WHI data to identify factors contributing to optimal aging among women 80 years and older.
Karen Cruickshanks (Wisconsin) studies the epidemiology of sensory and cognitive changes in Baby Boomers to further the development of interventions to prevent or delay older-age impairments.