About The Minority Aging Health Economics Research Center

The Minority Aging Health Economics Research Center (RCMAR), established through a $2.7 million from the National Institutes of Health to the Schaeffer Center, aims to increase the number, diversity and academic success of junior faculty focusing their research on the health and economic wellbeing of minority elderly populations.

The program provides infrastructure and resources to increase the academic success of these researchers through  mentorship to RCMAR scholars in multidisciplinary training, launching new lines of research, and tracking and evaluating success of pilot investigations.

The Schaeffer Center RCMAR program launched in 2012 and is one of six programs throughout the country. It is directed by Dana Goldman and Julie Zissimopoulos.

The Minority Aging and Health Economics Research Center examines the differences across racial and ethnic groups in:

  • Healthcare decision making, including medical care utilization and Medicare Part D plan choice
  • Health behaviors and outcomes
  • Financial behavior including savings and work, and economic wellbeing

For information about the program, including the application process, please contact Briana Taylor or call 213-821-7968. Or review the latest RCMAR scholars research.