James McNally

James W McNally

Associate Research Scientist, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, Institute for Social Research


James McNally is the Director of the NACDA Program on Aging, a data archive containing over 1,500 studies related to health and the aging lifecourse. Originally trained in formal demography at Georgetown University, Dr. McNally developed an interest in gerontology while at Brown University and in policy research while at Syracuse University’s Center for Policy Research. He works primarily on issues of family support and health among the aged, both in the United States and internationally. He does methodological research on the repair of deficient data and has been cited as an expert authority on imputation in deliberations before the U.S. Supreme Court. Most recently, he has been studying the impacts of heterogeneity on health outcomes among elderly U.S. Asian/Pacific Islander populations.

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