Biodemography of Exceptional Longevity in the United States.
This project proposes to investigate why some people manage to survive to extreme old age (100+ years) and what are the biological and social correlates of exceptional longevity. These are important issues not only for demographic forecasts of human mortality and population aging, and the policy implications on health-care and pension expenditures, but also for improving our understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of human aging and longevity. The project proposes to explore the effects of early-life living conditions, adult physical characteristics, marriage, and reproductive history on exceptional longevity, and will test a number of related biomedical and social hypotheses. The project is designed as an interdisciplinary study of exceptional human longevity. To contribute to the research infrastructure for subsequent longevity studies world-wide, a database with integrated, matched information on longevity predictor variables will be developed, and made available to the research community on the Internet. More
Evaluating the Impact of the NIJ Body Armor Program: A Time Series Analysis.
Funded by the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the purpose of this evaluation is to assess the impact of the NIJ Body Armor program in changing law enforcement policy and practice and the body armor industry in the design, quality, and consistency of armor produced for law enforcement. More
Impacts of the Affordable Care Act for HHS Public Health Programs.
On behalf of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) within HHS, NORC explored how expanded insurance coverage and enhanced access to clinical preventive services may change the nature and composition of services provided by state and local health departments. More
Implementation of an M&E System for the African Cashew Initiative (ACI).
The African Cashew Initative , funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, aims to strengthen global competitiveness of cashew production and processing in five pilot countries in Africa: Mozambique, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire and Benin. More
Workforce Network Development Program.
The evaluation of the Workforce Network Development Program will gather information on the activities grantees are engaging in to establish programs to encourage health professions students and residents to practice in rural communities. More