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Integrative Analysis of Longitudinal Studies of Aging

Integrative Analysis of Longitudinal Studies of Aging

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The IALSA collaborative network was formally established in 2005 for the coordination of interdisciplinary, cross-national research aimed at the integrative understanding of within-person aging-related changes in cognitive and physical capabilities, health, personality, and well-being. It is comprised of investigators associated with over 45 longitudinal studies on aging, including the UK Healthy Ageing across the Life Course (HALCyon) network and the Quebec Network for Research on Aging. These population-based and longitudinal studies permit the evaluation of how factors across the lifespan determine and moderate the risk and progression of cognitive impairment and provide a basis for early detection of neurodegenerative disorders such as dementia. Network activities will encourage the examination of cross-cultural and cross-cohort effects and provide a strong basis for synthesizing evidence across longitudinal studies. IALSA is funded through an NIH/NIA Program Project Grant (P01AG043362; 2013-2018) to Oregon Health & Science University (Program Directors: Scott Hofer, Andrea Piccinin, Jeffrey Kaye, and Diana Kuh) and previously funded by NIH/NIA (R01AG026453; 2007-2013) and CIHR (103284; 2010-2013).

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Investigators Contacts
  • Prof. Diana Kuh
    UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences
  • Scott M. Hofer, PhD.
    Oregon Health & Science University
  • Andrea Piccinin, PhD.
    University of Victoria
  • Jeffrey Kaye, MD.
    Oregon Health & Science University
  • Scott M. Hofer, PhD.
    Oregon Health & Science University
  • Andrea Piccinin, PhD.
    University of Victoria

Individual Studies

Acronym Name Study design Participants Countries
LBLS Long Beach Longitudinal Study Cohort 2,125 United States of America
LASA Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam Cohort 5,132 Netherlands
NuAge Quebec Longitudinal Study on Nutrition and Successful Aging Cohort 1,793 Canada
CLS Canberra Longitudinal Study Cohort 1,045 Australia
ULSAM Uppsala Longitudinal Study of Adult Men Cohort 2,322 Sweden
CLSA Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging Cohort 50,000 Canada
SHIP Study of Health in Pomerania Cohort 8,728 Germany