Center on the Demography and Economics of Health and Aging (CDEHA)CHPINTL Program
August 15, 1999 - June 30, 2014
To promote the study of trends in the demography, economics, health, and healthcare of the elderly.
CDEHA builds upon and integrates work across multiple disciplines at Stanford in population studies, health economics, economics of retirement and medical technology assessment; and across multiple disciplines including statistics, econometrics, epidemiology, population biology and demography
Program areas within CDEHA include health disparities; the economics of retirement and demographic change; international population studies; the effects of medical technology on costs, outcomes and well-being of the elderly; and longitudinal and cohort studies of medical care, costs, and health and economic outcomes in the United States and other countries. The center also encourages cross-disciplinary collaborations and recruits promising trainees and junior faculty to conduct research in this area.
Need for this research
The United States and many other nations are experiencing a rapid increase in their elderly populations, prompting questions about future healthcare needs, how to finance care, and the nature of retirement. To address these issues, CDEHA promotes the study of trends in demography, economics, health, and health care, and the effects of these trends on the well-being of the elderly.
Aims of the Center
- Effects of medical technology on costs, health outcomes, physical and psychological well-being, and health care decisions of the elderly.
- Longitudinal and cohort studies of medical care, costs, and health and economic outcomes of older populations, in the United States and other countries, with particular emphasis on economic and health interest in outcome disparities.
- Application of demographic techniques, including biodemography, to understand changes in survival, health, and well-being among the elderly over time.
- Promotion of research in the demography and economics of aging at Stanford and in collaborating institutions, including other demography centers.
Funding provided by
• National Institutes of Health
- Effect on Grandparents of Providing Child Care for Grandchildren
- Health Improvement under Mao and Its Implications for Contemporary Aging in China
- How and Why US Counties and UK Registration Areas Differ in the Distribution of Age at Death
- Systematic Review: The Health Benefits and Harms of Gardening Among the Elderly
- Temperance and the Russian Mortality Crisis
- The Health Effects of Air Pollution: Evidence from Forest Fires
- The Quantitative Genetic Architecture of Sex Differences in Longevity
- Affective Forecasting Across the Lifespan
- Effects of Obesity on Employer-sponsored Health Insurance
- Health Insurance among the Elderly in Colombia
The 5 most recent are displayed. More publications »
- Anticipation of Monetary Gain but not Loss in Healthy Older Adults
Gregory R. Samanez-Larkin, Sasha E. Gibbs, Kabir Khanna, Lisbeth Nielsen, Laura L. Carstensen, Brian Knutson
Nat Neurosci vol. 10, 6 (2007)
- Using Pedometers to Increase Physical Activity and Improve Health: A Systematic Review
Dena M. Bravata, C Smith-Spangler, Vandana Sundaram, Allison Gienger, Nancy D. Lin, Robyn Lewis, CD Stave, Ingram Olkin, JR Sirard
Journal of the American Medical Association vol. 298, 19 (2007)
- Internet use and stigmatized illness
Magdalena Berger, Todd H. Wagner, Laurence C. Baker
Social Science and Medicine vol. 61 (2005)
- Impact of Managed Care on the Treatment, Costs, and Outcomes of Fee-for-Service Medicare Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction
M. Kate Bundorf, Escarce JJ, Stafford JA, Gaskin D, Jollis J
Health Services Research vol. 39, 1 (2004)
- Are the Young Becoming More Disabled?
Darius N. Lakdawalla, Jay Bhattacharya, Dana P. Goldman
Health Affairs vol. 23, 1 (2004)
Events & Presentations
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- Stanford Workshop in Formal Demography: Mortality Analysis and Forecasting
December 14, 2010 - December 17, 2010 Workshop
- Exploration, Exploitation, and Age
January 20, 2010 Research in Progress Seminar
- Global Demographics: Importance, Impact and Implications
November 18, 2009 Lecture
- The Health Effect of Gardening: A Systematic Review
November 19, 2008 Research in Progress Seminar
Dena M. Bravata, Jennifer Schneider, Sarah Jane Selig
- The Overlooked Orphans: The Size of the Impact of AIDS on the Orphaned Elderly in sub-Saharan Africa
January 9, 2008 Research in Progress Seminar
Tim Kautz, Jay Bhattacharya, Grant Miller