This proposal requests funding for a five-year Center on Demography and Economics of Aging, directed by Linda Waite with Kathleen Cagney and Diane Lauderdale. Now In its second decade of funding from NIH, the Center provides support to over 40 researchers, supports numerous research projects and has played a key role in the growth of aging research at Chicago. The proposed continuation of the Center on Aging consists of the four cores: (1) an Administrative and Research Support Core, (2) a Program Development Core, (3) an External Innovative Network Core focusing on Biological Measures in Aging and (4) an External Research Resources Support and Dissemination Core. These four cores together will continue to facilitate and support a large and extremely active program of research and training at Chicago. The focus of the Center continues to include: (1) social relationships, living arrangements and family;(2) the social context of aging;(3) health care research;and (4) biobehavioral pathways. The Administrative and Research Support Core, directed by Linda J. Waite, with co-directors Kate Cagney and Diane S. Lauderdale, has and will continue to provide general administrative support to the Center and its researchers in (1) proposal preparation;(2) workshops;(3) conferences;(3) computer support;(4) statistical services;and (5) dissemination services. The Program Development Core, directed by Drs. Cagney and Lauderdale, consists of an active program of small-scale and pilot projects and support for new faculty and research associates development in aging. The External Innovative Network Core directed by Stacy Tessler Lindau provides a centralized resource for collecting, discussing, evaluating, and disseminating the most recent developments in the measurement and collection of biomarker and pharmaceutical data in population-based aging research. Finally, the External Research Resources Support and Dissemination Core will facilitate the use of existing datasets by Center researchers, develop and document procedures for preparing original datasets and other data products to NACDA and facilitate communication with the larger research community through conferences, meetings and workshops.

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Chen, Jen-Hao; Lauderdale, Diane S; Waite, Linda J (2016) Social participation and older adults' sleep. Soc Sci Med 149:164-73
Hsieh, Ning; Ruther, Matt (2016) Sexual Minority Health and Health Risk Factors: Intersection Effects of Gender, Race, and Sexual Identity. Am J Prev Med 50:746-55
Zhang, Chenan; Lauderdale, Diane S; Pierce, Brandon L (2016) Sex-Specific and Time-Varying Associations Between Cigarette Smoking and Telomere Length Among Older Adults. Am J Epidemiol 184:922-932
Correia, Camil; Lopez, Kevin J; Wroblewski, Kristen E et al. (2016) Global Sensory Impairment in Older Adults in the United States. J Am Geriatr Soc 64:306-13
Tung, Elizabeth L; Peek, Monica E; Makelarski, Jennifer A et al. (2016) Adult BMI and Access to Built Environment Resources in a High-Poverty, Urban Geography. Am J Prev Med 51:e119-e127
Jaffee, Ethan G; Arora, Vineet M; Matthiesen, Madeleine I et al. (2016) Postdischarge Falls and Readmissions: Associations with Insufficient Vision and Low Health Literacy among Hospitalized Seniors. J Health Commun 21:135-140
Liu, Hui; Waite, Linda J; Shen, Shannon et al. (2016) Is Sex Good for Your Health? A National Study on Partnered Sexuality and Cardiovascular Risk among Older Men and Women. J Health Soc Behav 57:276-96
Lindau, Stacy Tessler; Abramsohn, Emily M; Baron, Shirley R et al. (2016) Physical examination of the female cancer patient with sexual concerns: What oncologists and patients should expect from consultation with a specialist. CA Cancer J Clin 66:241-63
Cornwell, Erin York (2016) Household Disorder, Network Ties, and Social Support in Later Life. J Marriage Fam 78:871-889
Liu, Hui; Waite, Linda J; Shen, Shannon et al. (2016) Policy Brief. J Health Soc Behav 57:275

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