Human Subjects and Assessment Core

The Human Subjects and Assessment Core (HSAC) supports activities involving human subjects at the University of Michigan Claude D. Pepper Center.  It has four specific aims:

  • HSAC will establish, maintain, and facilitate access to human subjects and related data sets.
  • HSAC will expand, promote and facilitate access to minority human subjects through collaborative linkages with the Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology (WSU IoG).
  • HSAC aims to provide selected efficient physical health measures, which will complement our existing collection of self-reported health, health care utilization, and psychosocial measures in subject selection.
  • HSAC will provide training and consultation to investigators on issues related to (a) recruitment and retention of human subjects, and (b) measurement of quality of life and psychosocial factors closely linked with aging phenotype.

Core Director:

Dr. Raymond Yung

Raymond Yung, MB, ChB

Jeffrey B. Halter M.D. Collegiate Professor of Geriatric Medicine
Director, Geriatrics Center and Institute of Gerontology
Chief, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine

Core Co-Director:

Kenneth Langa, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor Internal Medicine, Gerontology, and Health Management and Policy
Research Investigator, Ann Arbor VA HSR&D
Faculty Associate, Institute for Social Research