MIDUS II is a continuation of MIDUS I, Mid-Life in the US, a national survey sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation and conducted in 1994-1995. In 2002, the National Institute on Aging awarded a grant to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute on Aging to follow-up with the MIDUS I respondents.
Georgetown, along with UW-Madison and UCLA, was one of three sites that conducted Project 4 (for a description of each project, please visit http://www.midus.wisc.edu/midus2/). For this part of the study, MIDUS respondents traveled to the Georgetown University General Clinical Research Center in order to provide biomarkers that will help us better understand the relationship between psychosocial factors and biological health. Upon the study’s completion, over 1200 respondents had completed Project 4 across the three sites.