CEDA facilitates and sponsors aging research in four thematic areas, in keeping with its focus on the economics and demography of aging:
Population Research at Berkeley
Several specialized centers on campus play a vital role in supporting research, by facilitating the development of innovative research directions with potentially high scientific payoff; assisting and encouraging researchers not currently engaged in research on aging to become engaged; and supporting the entry of new young scientists in the field. By advancing research activities among social scientists at Berkeley together with scholars in other institutions, centers also contribute to building external research networks.
Each population research center focuses on distinct themes chosen in response to areas of particular strength and innovation reflective of its mission and the expertise of its affiliates.