Biomedical Demography


Biomedical demography focuses on patterns of human health, frailty and longevity by linking various biological indicators—including biomarkers, neuroimaging and genomic information—to individual, family and other population data. CPHA Scholars are conducting biomarker and genomic data collection and research on human populations in the U.S. and around the world. 

Illustrative biomedical demographic research includes:

CPHA research scholars in the affiliated Biodemography of Aging Research Unit (BARU) also focus on genome-wide association studies of the biological bases of longevity, using data from many sources including the Framingham Study and the National Long-Term Care Survey, Medicare databases and patient’s electronic health records.