Research (for review)
Led by Maxine Weinstein, the Center for Population and Health conducts research that explores various aspects of population health, including how aging and social factors affect fertility and well-being. Current and past projects include Mid-Life in the U.S., the Taiwan Longitudinal Study of Aging, and the Social Environment and Biomarkers of Aging Study. CPH partners include National Institute on Aging, the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and the National Institutes of Health.
MIDUS (Mid-Life in the US)
The MIDUS Study at Georgetown University is a longitudinal study with the goal to better understand the relationship between psychosocial factors and biological health. The study coordinators recruit volunteer participants who travel to the for an overnight visit. During a brief stay at the Georgetown University Clinical Research Unit, study volunteers provide biomarker data and participate in a variety of psychological and physical assessments. The majority of the participants at Georgetown have been involved with the MIDUS Study for many years.
Taiwan Longitudinal Study of Aging (TLSA) and Social Environment and Biomarkers of Aging Study (SEBAS)
TLSA and SEBAS explore how a variety of demographic factors and processes, social environment, and life challenges combine to influence physical and mental wellbeing.
Publications authored or co-authored by CPH personnel.
The National Institute on Aging awarded the Center for Population and Health a five-year grant to support research at Georgetown University on aging and health.
2009 Conference on Reproductive Aging
Hosted by Georgetown University’s Center for Population and Health, some of the leading thinkers in evolutionary biology, demography, and women’s health came and gave talks on their respective fields.