Dr. Zimmer receives new funding grant for research on chronic pain in older populations

Dr. Zachary Zimmer, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair and Director, Global Aging and Community Initiative at Mount Saint Vincent University, is part of an international team of scholars recently awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to study, “The Demography of Chronic Pain: A population approach to pain trends, pain disparities, and pain-related disability … Continue reading Dr. Zimmer receives new funding grant for research on chronic pain in older populations

Radio Interview: The Trauma of War Has Lasting Effects on Health in Older Age

Zachary Zimmer, Director, Global Aging Community Initiative was interviewed on News 95.7 FM about a study relating to the trauma of war in Vietnam and its lasting effects on health in older people (Click on The Sheldon MacLeod Show - 1 p.m. Nov 13, 2020, 02:05 PM - interview starts 15 min into the show) … Continue reading Radio Interview: The Trauma of War Has Lasting Effects on Health in Older Age

Postdoctoral position in Demography of Chronic Pain

We are seeking applications for a postdoctoral position on a “Demography of Chronic Pain” project, funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health.  The successful candidate will work under the direction of Dr. Zachary Zimmer at Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) and collaborate with an international team of scholars.  The project utilizes publicly available data from the … Continue reading Postdoctoral position in Demography of Chronic Pain

Research shows Global Increase in Skip-Generation Households

A new paper, "The Rise and Prominence of Skip-Generation Households in Lower-and Middle-Income Countries," by GACI Director Zachary Zimmer and Emily Treleaven of the University of Michigan documents a global increase in skip-generation households - that is, grandparents living with grandchildren with the middle generation absent.  This suggests an important change in household formation among … Continue reading Research shows Global Increase in Skip-Generation Households