Centre for Population, Aging and HealthWestern Social Science

About Us

The Centre for Population, Aging, and Health encourages, organizes and supports innovative social science research in the areas of population, aging, and health. We are a community of scholars working and collaborating on research and methods that advance the scientific understanding of changing population dynamics, individual and population aging, and the social determinants of health.

What does sociology bring to the study of population, aging, and health?

As the world's population grows older, many new challenges face societies, including family dynamics, public policy, economic security, work, and health care. Changing population dynamics, coupled with increasing immigration and globalization, bring a new urgency to understanding the social factors that shape opportunities and social behavior throughout the life course, such as individual well-being and health inequality.

Primary Objectives

    1. To encourage collaboration in research, and to provide resources for associated research and education.
    2. To promote multidisciplinary research in areas of population, aging, and health, through discussion, collaboration on research grants, dissemination of research findings, and maintaining an active list of collaborators.
    3. To Provide mentoring and training to undergraduate and graduate students.