DMC Review Papers

The HRS is a cooperative agreement between the University of Michigan and the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The large multidisciplinary group of co-investigators have primary responsibility to formulate and implement the study's scientific mission. In addition, the NIA appoints a Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) comprised of distinguished scholars in aging research. The DMC is advisory to the NIA on the overall success of the HRS, but it also helps identify important scientific issues that can inform enhancements to the study's design and content. To help accomplish this goal, once each six-year renewal period, the DMC has commissioned review papers on topics thought to be important in the present and in the future. Members of the scientific community with relevant expertise are asked to evaluate how well the HRS is currently doing in a given area and to make recommendations. Papers from four separate reviews are linked below from 2002, 2010, 2016, and 2021.

2021

2016

2010

Ayanian JZ, Meara E, McWilliams JM. Potential Enhancements to Data on Health Insurance, Health Services, and Medicare in the Health and Retirement Study. Forum for Health Economics and Policy. 2011;14(3):Article 3. doi:10.2202/1558-9544.1262.
Goldman DP, Zissimopoulos JM, Yang L. Medical Expenditure Measures in the Health and Retirement Study. Forum Health Econ Policy. 2011;14(3):4. doi:10.2202/1558-9544.1267.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24049512?dopt=Abstract
McDade TW. The State and Future of Blood-Based Biomarkers in the Health and Retirement Study. Forum for Health Economics and Policy. 2011;14:1-5. doi:10.2202/1558-9544.1263.
Roberts BW, Jackson JJ, Duckworth ALee, Von Culin K. Personality Measurement and Assessment in Large Panel Surveys. Forum Health Econ Policy. 2011;14(3). doi:10.2202/1558-9544.1268.
Smith DM. Time Use and Well-being, and Large Survey Studies. Forum for Health Economics and Policy. 2011;14(3):Article 8.

2002

Kuller L. Health and Retirement Study External Review. DMC Commissioned Papers. 2002.PDF icon Download PDF (26.98 KB)