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I am an Associate Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Master in Public Policy Program at Universidad Diego Portales, Chile. I have also served as a consultant for the United Nations, Harvard School of Public Health, Government of Chile, and Center for Retirement Research. My research interests include aging and the life course, social epidemiology, public policy, subjective well-being, and quantitative methods. Much of my work aims to identify and understand the social factors that influence the health and happiness of older adults, and to evaluate policies that can improve their well-being.

My research has been supported by generous grants, fellowships, and awards from the Chilean National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research, Chilean Ministry of Finance, United States Social Security Administration, Atlantic Philanthropies, Center for Retirement Research, Boston College, Harvard University, American Sociological Association, American Association of Public Health, and Gerontological Society of America. My research has been published in the Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences, Journal of Social Policy, Journal of Aging Studies, Research on Aging, Journal of Latin American Studies, and Revista Salud Colectiva, as well as disseminated to broader audiences in books, policy briefs, and media coverage in the Wall Street Journal, CNN International, MSNBC, Chicago Tribune, U.S. News, Business Week, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and many other major media outlets in Chile and abroad. I have also been active in aging, social security, and health policy reform in Latin America, the United States, and China.

I received my Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology from Boston College, and M.S. in Public Health from Harvard University. Previously, I earned a B.S. in Sociology from Universidad Católica, Chile.