Research Program

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 center launched by the USC Schaeffer Center with experts from USC, Stanford, and the University of Texas, Austin. The Center was established in 2020 with a $4.1 million grant from the National Institute on Aging.

CeASES-ADRD will advance innovative social science research on dementia, increase knowledge and technological capacity, and build a diverse, global network of social science researchers in the field.  The Center  supports research examining the health, economic and social costs of dementia in order to identify opportunities to reduce them in diverse populations, and national and international trends and projections of ADRD to inform policy and intervention development.  Goals are accomplished through network meetings, workshops on data and methods, microsimulation and behavioral economics, pilot project support, and the annual Science of ADRD for Social Scientists Program.

Program Leadership

  • Director, Research Training Program, USC Schaeffer Center
    Co-Director, Aging and Cognition Program, USC Schaeffer Center
    Associate Professor, USC Price School of Public Policy

  • 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

  • Director, Population Research Center, University of Texas at Austin

  • Nonresident Senior Fellow, USC Schaeffer Center
    Professor of Medicine, Stanford University
    Director, Stanford Center on the Demography and Economics of Health and Aging

Upcoming Event:

Event Time
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific
Event title
Leveraging Behavioral Sciences for Dementia Care
Event Date
Friday, September 17, 2021


Mission | To advance innovative social science ADRD research, broaden and diversify the set of researchers working in the field, and disseminate findings for impact.

Pilot Awards

CeASE-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 2022-2023 CeASES-ADRD Pilot Award

All application information must be submitted by the close of business on Friday, February 5, 2021.
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CeASES-ADRD Pilot Project Awardees

Five projects were selected for the 2020-2021 pilot grant awards.
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