A Leader in the Demography of Aging for More than 25 Years

Our Research

MiCDA affiliates pioneer the collection of innovative data for study of the demography of aging. They accelerate understanding of the changing demography of late-life disability and dementia and family caregiving. They also identify social and biological factors over the life course that shape disparities in health and wellbeing in later life.

Our Programs and Activities

MiCDA’s programs and activities promote new research on the demography of aging by:

  • Seeding innovative research ideas through pilot projects that can lead to new lines of scientific inquiry
  • Providing junior faculty with career development opportunities
  • Leading external networks of scholars addressing pressing scientific and data-related questions
  • Making available to researchers at Michigan and beyond data that require secure handling

Our Affiliates

Housed at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research (ISR), MiCDA affiliates are drawn from ISR and schools across campus, including Michigan’s School of Medicine, School of Public Health and College of Literature, Science and the Arts. In the past 5 years affiliates have published more than 750 aging-related articles in more than 300 journals and have served in a leadership role for more than 170 aging-related research grants, nearly half awarded by the National Institute on Aging.

Our UMAging Initiative

The University of Michigan is home to six research centers funded by the National Institute on Aging. In 2020, the Centers established the UMAging Initiative as a vehicle for coordinating activities and encouraging collaborations across Centers. READ MORE


MiCDA is funded through a grant from the National Institute on Aging (P30 AG012846).  MiCDA is one of 12 Centers on the Demography and Economics of Aging funded by the National Institute on Aging.