Research Program

Minority Aging Health Economics Research Center

The Minority Aging Health Economics Research Center at USC was established through funding from the National Institutes of Health and 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. It is part of a network of NIH-funded Alzheimer’s disease-focused Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (AD-RCMAR).

Program Leadership

  • 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

  • Senior Program Administrator, Research Training Program, USC Schaeffer Center

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About The Minority Aging Health Economics Research Center

USC AD-RCMAR provides infrastructure and resources to support the academic success of underrepresented minority researchers and to increase the number and diversity of researchers in aging.
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Applying to be a USC-AD RCMAR Scientist

Since 2012, the Schaeffer Center has received $6.1 million in funding from the NIH to fund pilot projects by junior scholars focused on addressing disparities. This year we are seeking junior scientists concentrating on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in minority populations.
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Featured Research

Data & Reports


A comprehensive list of relevant data resources for researchers in ADRD.
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CeASES-ADRD Report Database

Major reports and other resources for social science researchers of ADRD.
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2022/2023 USC-AD RCMAR Scientists

  • 2022-2023 RCMAR Scientist, USC Schaeffer Center
    Postdoctoral Scholar, USC Center for Economic and Social Research
    Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    Faculty Affiliate, Georgia State University

  • 2022-2023 RCMAR Scientist, USC Schaeffer Center
    Assistant Professor of Health Services Policy & Management, University of South Carolina

  • 2022-2024 RCMAR Scientist, USC Schaeffer
    Associate Professor of Economics, Spelman College