Click the link below to read the news release announcing the renewal of our MIDUS study for another six years. It begins:
Childhood and older age have been, and continue to be, studied extensively. But the wide terrain known as midlife – the longest segment of the life course – had been largely uncharted until creation of the Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) study in 1995.
For the past two decades, MIDUS has been led by the UW-Madison Institute on Aging, which recently received a six-year, $62M renewal of this national longitudinal study from the https://www.nia.nih.gov/. The funds will ensure that mid-life will continue to be prominent in national research about health. The new work will also be expanded to explore more ways for people to keep healthy even in the face of adversity, such as hardships related to the COVID-19 pandemic.