Data Collections

Contemporary population research increasingly involves sophisticated analyses of large, complex datasets. In addition to heading ongoing, non-human primate longitudinal surveys, CPHA Scholars also lead many well-known, long-running human longitudinal  surveys such as the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study.

By linking censuses, national government administrative records and other data sources—such as U.S. Social Security and Medicare—with nationally representative longitudinal surveys, CPHA Scholars generate large-scale datasets to study the long term effects of early life conditions and education on health and productivity in the U.S. These diverse collections substantially contribute to research and scholarship in the areas of Biodemography, Life Course Studies and Intergenerational Studies, and have already yielded a wealth of scientific publications by scholars around the world.

The Table below illustrates major data collections and innovations at CPHA. For additional information, email contactcpha@duke.edu.

Longitudinal Surveys
Survey Duke PIs Birth Year Last Year of Data Age Range at last data collection Biomarkers/ Administrative or Other Data Elements
Add Health Parent Study V. Joseph Hotz 1935-1968 2017 50+ DNA, RNA, OBM, STI, PM, AD, PER
Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey (CLHLS) Yi Zeng ~1890-1967 2018 60-100+ DNA, RNA, OBM, PM
Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study (*) Terrie E. Moffitt, Avshalom Caspi 1972-1973 2018-2019 45 DNA, RNA, OBM, PM, AD, PER
Environmental Risk Longitudinal Twin Study (*) Terrie E. Moffitt, Avshalom Caspi 1994-1995 2012 18 DNA, RNA, OBM, PM, AD, PER
Great Smoky Mountains Study (*) Elizabeth Jane Costello 1979-1983 2011, 2015 30 DNA, OMB, PM, AD, PER
National Long Term Care Survey (*) Patrick J. Eric Stallard ~1882-1967 2004 65+ DNA, PM, AD
The Long Life Family Study (*) 1904-1970 2017 46-100 DNA, OMB, PM, AD
The Longitudinal Study of Aging Danish Twins (*) 1890-1930 2005 70+ DNA, OMB, PM, AD
Linked Administrative Data
Survey Duke PIs Birth Year Last Year of Data Age Range at last data collection Biomarkers/ Administrative or Other Data Elements
Core Longitudinal Infrastructure Project (CLIP) Seth G. Sanders 1922-1940 70+ AD
NZ Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) integrated administrative data Terrie E. Moffitt, Avshalom Caspi 1920-2016 2018 80+ AD
Nonhuman Primate Longitudinal Studies
Survey Duke PIs Birth Year Last Year of Data Age Range at last data collection Biomarkers/ Administrative or Other Data Elements
Amboseli Baboon Research Project Baboon Research Project Jenny Tung, Susan C. Alberts 1962 2018 Any DNA, RNA, OBM, PM, EMA