UAB Center for Aging Data Management and Analysis Core (DMAC)

The UAB Center for Aging has several ongoing funded studies of mobility and its decline among urban and rural older adults. The data management and statistical analysis responsibilities for these projects are handled by the DMAC. One primary project is the UAB Study of Aging (SOA), which is a longitudinal observational study of health, socioeconomic resources, psychosocial functioning, and mobility among 1000 Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and older. The project is balanced by design by gender, race, and urban versus rural residence. Funding for the project and other mobility projects in the Center for Aging is provided by the National Institute on Aging (NIA).

Key personnel

Richard Allman, MD Director of the UAB Center for Aging
David L. Roth, PhD DMAC Director and SOA co-investigator
Yanhui Sun Graduate Assistant



The Caring for Adults Recovering from Stroke (CARES)

CARES project looks at what happens to families after an older adult experiences a stroke. African American and White family caregivers of stroke survivors are being recruited from across the country to participate in a longitudinal observational study of stroke burden on families. This is an ancillary project to the REGARDS study and is funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

Key Personnel:

David Roth, PhD Principal Investigator
Michelle Henry Research Specialist
Martinique Perkins Graduate Assistant