Specific aims of the USC/UCLA Center
- To support pilot projects and on-going bio-demographic research that integrate epidemiological, medical, and biological information with the demographic perspective on population health.
- To train students in research methods and host workshops related to the biodemography of aging.
- To develop models of population health outcomes that will clarify the effects of changes in risk factors and interventions on population health.
- To disseminate results of Center work and integrate work from a network of related researchers and policy makers.
Research supported by this Center should lead to a better understanding of:
- The effects of social, behavioral, biological, and medical factors on population health outcomes.
- The causes of observed racial, socioeconomic, and gender differences in population health in later life.
- The interdependence of health outcomes including chronic diseases, functioning changes, disability and mortality.
- Potential changes in the future rates of disease and functioning problems in the aging population.
Persons interested in participating in research or workshops of the Center should contact Eileen Crimmins (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Teresa Seeman (email@example.com).