The U.S. spends more on health care than comparable modern societies – yet has worse health outcomes. The Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities project explores how that happens – and why.
The working group met at U-M May 31 to identify important issues and new research questions and plan the development of a proposal to be submitted to the National Council on Aging in the fall of 2012. Members also updated the group on their research efforts and findings.
Five new members joined the group, a number of guest scholars also attended, and a new node for work was established at the University of Texas, Austin. This Texas group complements two existing nodes – at the University of Michigan and in Southern California (USC and UCLA).
The group now reflects broad disciplinary expertise in the fields of:
- Population studies
- Social epidemiology
- Social gerontology
Members are affiliated with a number of eminent universities: Brandeis University, Columbia University, Emory University, Harvard University, University of California- Los Angeles, University of Michigan, University of Southern California, and the University of Texas – Austin.
Based at the University of Michigan and organized under the Office of the Vice President for Research, CARSS is a small center committed to big ideas. We bring together leading scholars, business people, policy makers and practice professionals to take on the world’s most pressing problems, translating science into social innovation.