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Population aging represents one of the uttermost achievements of humankind, but also presents significant challenges to individuals and societies. I am broadly interested in turning these challenges into opportunities for positive aging processes, where individuals maintain well-being levels until later life and societies benefit from an older population that is healthy, active, and happy.

My research aims to identify and understand the social factors experienced across the life course that influence the health and happiness of older adults, as well as to evaluate public policies and interventions that can improve their well-being and benefit society as a whole. My work has been largely based on quantitative analysis of longitudinal micro-data and cross-national multilevel data, yet it also draws from comparative historical analysis, archival research, and in-depth interviews.

Areas

Life Course Antecedents of Older Adult Health and Well-being

Life Course Antecedents of Older Adult Health and Well-being

One theme of my research is the life course antecedents of older adult health and well-being. My goal is to assess the impact of life course statuses, transitions, and...
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Macro-social Influences on Individual Health and Well-being

Macro-social Influences on Individual Health and Well-being

A second theme of my research focuses on macro-social influences on individual health and well-being. I have long being interested in understanding how do individuals react to social contexts...
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Population Aging and Comparative Public Policy

Population Aging and Comparative Public Policy

The third theme of my research encompasses population aging and comparative public policy. Population aging increases critical issues related to the abilities of governments and families to provide adequate...
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