DATA-INTENSIVE RESEARCH CONFERENCE
Held virtually on Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 20 - August 5, 2021. All sessions are central time.
Researchers now have access to full count individual-level microdata from the U.S. Census spanning 1850 to 2010. Never before have social scientists had access to population data of this size and scope. These data present extraordinary opportunities, including novel approaches to research on aging and the later life course, but also some challenges. Our goals for this event are to:
- highlight research that leverages expansive data resources,
- provide training opportunities for working with these data resources, and
- connect scholars with one another and with data experts.
NDIRA Data-Intensive Research Conference
Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 20 - Aug 5, 2021
Mark Lee is a member of the LCC Advisory Board. As a new Senior Data Analyst at ISRDI, Mark studies population trends and disparities in dementia from a life course perspective. He was a predoctoral trainee in the population studies (2017-2019) and population health (2019-2021). Mark primarily works with health and aging surveys (e.g., WLS, HRS) that have been linked to the 1940 Census to study the long-term impact of early life exposures. His dissertation focuses on describing and explaining recent declines in age-specific dementia prevalence in the United States. His recent scholarship has appeared in journals such as Epidemiology and PloS One.