Grant Funded

The Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities in 21st Century America (R24AG045061) is funded by the NIH National Institute on Aging. There are 4 participating sites: University of Michigan (House), University of Southern California (Crimmins), University of Texas at Austin (Hayward) and University of North Carolina (Hummer), with the administrative site at Michigan.

In addition, the NLCHDD has received co-funding and sponsorship for its activities from MiCDA (Michigan Center on the Demography of Aging) . which is funded through NIH/NIA via grant # P30AG012846


News & Events

Crimmins elected to National Academy of Sciences

Co-director Eileen Crimmins was elected to the National Academy of Sciences(NAS) on May 4, 2016. She joins Co-Director James House, who was elected to NAS in 2007. Both are also elected members of the National Academy of Medicine of NAM (formerly the Institute of Medicine). NAS and NAM are two of the three constituents of the National Acadmies Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

New R01

Congratulations to Jennifer Montez (Year 1 Pilot Grant Awardee) on the successful funding of an R01 grant from NIA (R01AG055481) to continue research work on "Educational Attainment, Geography, and U.S. Adult Mortality Risk."  This is a five year award beginning 9/15/17 and includes as collaborators, network members Mark Hayward, Anna Zajacova, Jason Beckfield, and Steven Woolf.

Annual Meeting 2019

Planning is underway for the NLCHDD annual meeting event to follow PAA in Austin, TX in April 2019 (10-13). An informal social gathering will be held on Saturday evening, April 13th for Network members who are staying over after PAA. The meeting for Sunday, April 14th is taking on a different structure next year with approx. 25 people being invited to collaborate and share their research involving contextual datasets (i.e.-a focused working session). The list of participants and agenda for the Sunday session will be determined by mid-January at which time we will communicate further details via e-mail. Please contact Nick Prieur ( if you have questions or require further information.

Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals for Year 5 pilot grants will be announced in Winter 2018.


4th Annual Meeting - April 2018

The 4th annual meeting titled "Explaining Social Disparities and/or Trends in Population Health Within the U.S. or Comparatively" was held on April 28-29, 2018 in Boulder, CO, following the PAA meeting in Denver. The meeting was organized by Co-PI, James House (University of Michigan), with site organization hosted and managed by Fernando Riosmena, faculty of the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado, and a year two pilot grant recipient. The meeting was well-attended by 60 members and guests - the largest attendance to date. Click here to view the complete agenda.

3rd Annual Meeting - April 2017

Mark Hayward, Co-PI (University of Texas, Austin) organized the third annual meeting focused on "Socioeconomic Disparities in US Population Health and Mortality" which was held in Chicago, IL on April 29-30, 2017 following PAA. The meeting was well attended by 42 members, beginning with dinner and brief updates from the Year 2 pilot awardees on Saturday evening, April 29, and continued on Sunday, April 30 with presentations from the Year 3 pilot awardees along with other junior investigators and distinguished scientists in the field. Click here to view the complete agenda.

2nd Annual Meeting - April 2016

Robert Hummer, Co-PI (University of North Carolina) organized the program for the second Annual Meeting of the Network which was held on Sunday April 3rd 2016 in conjunction with the PAA in Washington, D.C. Network events began Saturday evening, April 2, at 6:00 p.m., and continued all day on Sunday, April 3 until 5:00 p.m. The topic of this meeting was the nature and explanations of racial-ethnic disparities in health. Click here to view the complete agenda.

1st Annual Meeting - May 2015

Eileen Crimmins took the lead in organizing the Network’s first Annual Meeting which met on May 2-3, 2015 in San Diego, California, following the PAA. The event began with a social hour at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. with a brief introduction of the Network PIs in addition to introductions of all attendees. A full day of presentations, including an overview of the Network’s history, progress and plans took place on Sunday, May 3 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. There were 13 research presentations focused on women’s health, including a report by each pilot grant awardee (Kim/Metha/Montez/Zajacova).Click here to view the complete agenda.