Intergenerational Studies


Intergenerational studies are at the heart of social science research. Observable shared environments in homes, schools and neighborhoods, and the cross-generational transmission of biological and social characteristics are the fundamental sources of physical and mental health.

This area of research is benefitting from the application of some of the newest interdisciplinary methods in social science, including groundbreaking research led by CPHA Scholars. The Center’s work moves beyond specific cohorts to examine the influence of lineage on the aging process. Studies focus on both the social and biological transmission of health and longevity risks.

Prominent projects at CPHA addressing these concerns include: