CPHA members have earned substantial recognition for their expertise and intellectual leadership in Population Aging research and for their work on integrative models of the interplay of demographic and genetic factors in explaining aging, morbidity, disability, and mortality processes.
Because aging is a complex and multifaceted process, CPHA research is organized around three major Research Themes that encompass both traditional demographic approaches and interdisciplinary collaborations in a wide range of fields to explore all aspects of Aging.
These efforts have led to the creation of Data Collections that are used by researchers worldwide, as are the many new mathematical and statistical models and methods developed by members of CPHA’s Biodemography of Aging Research Unit for analyzing and integrating biomedical data and population data on health and aging.
To keep CPHA members at the forefront of Aging research, we also offer a Pilot Award Program that takes risks on highly innovative projects. Often these seed grants support primary data collection efforts that frequently lead to NIH funding to pursue a larger project. A list of CPHA members’ projects with their own websites is available here.