Center for Advancing Sociodemographic and Economic Study of Alzheimer’s Disease
The Center for Advancing Sociodemographic and Economic Study of Alzheimer’s Disease (CeASES ADRD) is an interdisciplinary research center housed at the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics the Schaeffer Center, Stanford and the University of Texas, Austin. CeASES ADRD supports innovative research on the health, economic and social impacts of dementia by identifying opportunities to reduce risk and costs of dementia, improve access and care, and advance solutions for achieving health equity. A special interest is in the development of global, dynamic microsimulation models of ADRD. The findings from these models will inform policymakers and other stakeholders of the trends in ADRD. Goals of the Center are accomplished through network building to broaden and diversify social scientist researchers of dementia; funding support for pilot projects; convening workshops and the annual Science of ADRD for Social Scientists Program to improve the knowledge and capability of researchers.
Julie Zissimopoulos, PhD
Professor, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
Co-Director, Aging and Cognition Program, USC Schaeffer Center
Co-Director, CeASES ADRD and AD-RCMAR
Dana Goldman, PhD
Dean and C. Erwin and Ione L. Piper Chair, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
Co-Director, USC Schaeffer Center
Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Pharmacy, and Economics, USC
Mark D. Hayward, PhD
Director, Population Research Center, University of Texas at Austin
CeASES-ADRD funds one-year research projects. Scholars at all stages of their research career interested in social science research related to Alzheimer’s disease are encouraged to apply.
Applying for the 2023-2024 CeASES-ADRD Pilot Award
CeASES-ADRD Pilot Project Awardees
Data & Reports
CeASES-ADRD Report Database
Leveraging Behavioral Sciences for Dementia Care
Making medical decisions when there is uncertainty is challenging for patients, caregivers, and the care team. This is especially true for patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Insights from the behavioral sciences may help doctors detect dementia earlier and develop more insightful care plans.