Conducting new research and training in aging
Laura Carstensen (Stanford) uses socio-emotional selectivity theory in her examination of older adults' preferences for and benefits from meaningful job and volunteer activities.
Justine Hastings (NBER) links data from Mexico's privatized social security system to household survey data to examine relationships between workers' demographic characteristics and fund choices.
Samuel Preston (University of Pennsylvania) identifies individual-level mortally risks associated with different levels of obesity that can be used in international and intertemporal comparisons of how obesity contributes to longevity.
Alexander Kulminski (Duke) examines how genetic and life-course factors contribute to risks of morbidity, disability, and mortality in late life using multi-generational longitudinal health data and linked Medicare data.
Thomas Gaziano (Harvard) is examining patterns of change in cardiometabolic disease – rates, causes, and consequences – among people aged 50-plus living in rural South Africa, Ghana, and Tanzania.