NIH, NIA, and BSR-Sponsored Workshops

  • Structural Racism and Rigorous Models of Social Inequity Hybrid Workshop. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine (NASEM) held the workshop on May 16-17, 2022. Experts addressed the sources and mechanisms through which structural racism operates. A report is forthcoming. The video recording, agenda, and other details can be found here.

  • Gaps and Opportunities for Real World Data. On May 4, 2022, NIA convened an exploratory workshop to learn what gaps exist in current real-world data (RWD) infrastructure and what opportunities lie in expanding availability of RWD sources for aging and AD/ADRD research. A report is forthcoming. Details on the workshop can be found here.


  • Workshop on Behavioral Economics: Exploring Applications and Research Methods. The NASEM Committee on Future Directions for Applying Behavioral Economics to Policy held a public workshop on July 18-19, 2022, examining strategies for applying behavioral economics in a wide range of domains. The video recording, agenda, and other details can be found here.


  • Mechanisms for Organizational Behavior Change to Address the Needs of People Living with AD/ADRD. The NASEM Board on Health Care Services held a meeting on May 23-24, 2022, to discuss possible health outcomes and care processes that may be explored as highly responsive to hospital organizational behavioral changes to improve care. The video recording and meeting materials can be found here.


  • Seminar on Consequences of Climate Change for Health at Older Ages. NASEM held the seminar on May 9, 2022. Researchers discussed the potential health consequences of climate change on older Americans, identified mechanisms through which climate change affects health, and examined the role of socioeconomic status and societal disadvantage on coping with these changes. The video recording of the workshop can be found here.