Understanding Socio-economic Influences on Health and Longevity

Funding Source: Center for Demography of Health and Aging, 2020–2021 Pilot Project  Read more

Principal Investigator: Philipp Koellinger

Scientists have already discovered that low socio-economic status (SES) is linked to an array of physical and mental health conditions and reduced longevity, but the mechanisms behind these correlations have proven elusive thus far. If they could be discovered, scientists may be able to predict and prevent some of the poor outcomes associated with low SES. This project will utilize the over 500,000 genomic samples within the UK Biobank to complete analyses.