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
- Chronic Disease, Disability, and Medical Costs among Older Adults in India
- Effect of Social Isolation and Loneliness on Health Care Utilization
- Readmissions and Chronic Disease in the Elderly
- U.S. Mortality Variation by County, Age, Sex, and Race: Data and Preliminary Analyses
- Affective Forecasting Across the Lifespan
- Demographic Impact of HIV on Africa's Elderly
- Effect on Grandparents of Providing Child Care for Grandchildren
- Effects of Obesity on Employer-sponsored Health Insurance
- Elder-care, Gender, and Son Preference: The Role of Cultural Transmission and Diffusion During the Process of Rural-urban Migration in China
- Health Implication of Urbanization, Migration and Obesity in India
- Health Improvement under Mao and Its Implications for Contemporary Aging in China
- Health Insurance among the Elderly in Colombia
- Helping Older Adults to Initiate Exercise Habits
- How and Why US Counties and UK Registration Areas Differ in the Distribution of Age at Death
- Increasing Physical Activity Among the Elderly: A Meta-Analysis of the Effectiveness of Pedometers
- Intergenerational Support and the Experience of the Elderly at the End of Life: An Extension of a Longitudinal Study in Rural China
- Migration, Poverty Alleviation and Wellbeing of the Elderly: Population Modeling for Rural Western China
- National Trends and Practice Patterns of Detection and Treatment of Hypertension During Ambulatory Visits in the U.S.
- National Trends and Practice Patterns of Detection and Treatment of Hypertension During Ambulatory Visits in the United States
- Socioeconomic Gradients in Health Among the Elderly in China
- Systematic Review: The Health Benefits and Harms of Gardening Among the Elderly
- Temperance and the Russian Mortality Crisis
- The Cost Impact of Changing Antihypertensive Medication Prescribing for the Elderly
- The Health Effects of Air Pollution: Evidence from Forest Fires
- The HIV/AIDS Pandemic and Africa's Orphaned Elderly
- The Quantitative Genetic Architecture of Sex Differences in Longevity
The 5 most recent are displayed. More publications »
- Disability and chronic disease among older adults in India: detecting vulnerable populations through the WHO SAGE Study
Sanjay Basu, King, A.
AM J Epidemiol vol. 178, 11 (2013)
- Implications of Metric Choice for Common Applications of Readmission Metrics
Sheryl M. Davies, Olga Saynina, Kathryn M. McDonald, Ellen Schultz, Laurence C. Baker
Health Services Research (2013)
- The life cycle of bare branch families-A simulation study
Quanbao Jiang, Zhen Guo, Shuzhou Li, Marcus W Feldman
Canadian Studies in Population vol. 40 (2013)
- The Gorbachev Anti-Alcohol Campaign and Russia's Mortality Crisis
Jay Bhattacharya, Christina Gathmann, Grant Miller
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics vol. 5, 2 (2013)
- Estimates of missing women in twentieth century China
Quanbao Jiang, Shuzhuo Li, Marcus W. Feldman, Jesus Javier Sanchez Barricarte
Continuity and Change vol. 27, 3 (2012)
Events & Presentations
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- Mortality Change in the US: Distinctive Features and Consequences
February 5, 2014 Research in Progress Seminar
- Adult Children’s Care for the Elder Parents at the End of Life in Rural China: Study based on a long-term longitudinal Survey
May 30, 2013 Shorenstein APARC Seminar
Shuzhuo Li, Dongmei Zuo
- RIP Seminar: Changing Antihypertensive Medication Prescribing for the Elderly
February 20, 2013 Research in Progress Seminar
- Studying whole genome methylation patterns in the Khomani San populations of the Kalahari
February 6, 2013 Research in Progress Seminar
- The Implications of the New Demographic Transition
October 5, 2011 Research in Progress Seminar
Karen Eggleston, Victor R. Fuchs