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Worldwide Harvard Week Event. Social Demography Seminar presented by Lisa Berkman, PhD, David Canning, PhD, and Livia Montana, PhD.

Health and Aging in Africa: A Longitudinal Study

Date
October 26, 2017
Time
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Pre-registration required?
No
Registration closed?
No

Location:
9 Bow Street, Cambridge MA

Presenters:
Lisa Berkman, PhD, director, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies and Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy, Epidemiology, and Global Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health;
David Canning, PhD, Richard Saltonstall Professor of Population Sciences and Professor of Economics and International Health, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Livia Montana, PhD, Director of Research, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies.

In 2013, the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies launched Health and Aging in Africa: A Longitudinal Study of an INDEPTH Community in South Africa (HAALSI), the first Health and Retirement (HRS) sister study in Africa. The project is led by an interdisciplinary team of collaborators from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, and The INDEPTH Network, a global network of health and demographic surveillance systems. The project aims to identify the biological, social, and economic conditions that shape health in the aging population of Agincourt, South Africa. Major themes include: dementia and cognitive impairment, HIV, cardiometabolic risks and disease, and public policies.

Join us on October 26, 2017, when HAALSI researchers will describe the significance of the study, the survey and testing methodologies, early results, and how the data harmonizes with HRS studies in the U.S., India, China, Mexico, and Europe. Lunch will be served.

Hosted by the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.