The natural synergy created by the intellectual and geographic proximity between CPHA and the Carolina Population Center (CPC) produces exciting collaborative research projects and numerous pilot awards. Graduate students and postdoctoral associates have the opportunity to work with faculty across both campuses, creating a wide range of research and scholarship opportunities.
- V. Joseph Hotz and Kathleen Mullan Harris (CPC) have re-interviewed a representative sample parents of the adult children who participated in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health). The Add Health Parent Study provides an unprecedented set of longitudinal social, behavioral, and health data on two linked generations for interdisciplinary research. User workshops to improve the understanding of the pace and differentiation of aging in two generations supplement data dissemination efforts.
- V. Joseph Hotz , Seth Sanders and CPC collaborators have assessed the feasibility of, and costs for, linking administrative records on health, disability, labor earnings, retirement benefits and housing to records of sample members of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) and its companion, the Add Health Parent Study.
- V. Joseph Hotz, Candace Odgers (UCI) and Kathleen Mullan Harris (CPC) have piloted a field-based trial to evaluate the use of mobile technologies to monitor stress, wellbeing and social connectedness among older parents and their adult children and grandchildren in Durham, NC.