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Most of Dr. Myrskyla’s research is on population health, contemporary fertility trends and demographic forecasting. His recent work has focused on the stagnation of the U.S.. life expectancy and the role of health behaviors in explaining health inequalities within and across nations.

Dr. Zajacova studies social determinants of population health across the life course.   Her research aims to understand how and why educational attainment is related to health.

Dr Wolf’s research areas include the well-being and life course-patterns of the older population, such as household composition and parent-child coresidence; informal care of older persons, especially the care provided by family members; and the spatial distribution of kin and migration choices.

Dr. Wallace’s research interests include the epidemiology of aging, cancer epidemiology and control, and clinical preventive medicine.  He has studied disability prevention for older persons for a variety of disabling illnesses including arthritis, cancer, cardiovascular diseases and dementia.

Dr. Waidmann conducts research on varied health policy topics, including disability and health among the elderly; Medicare and Medicaid policy; disability and employment; health care utilization among high-cost, high-risk populations; and the relationship between health and economic and social factors.

Dr. Verbrugge is a social demographer who studies disability among midlife and older adults; how activities of older persons are affected by functional limitations; the twin issues of aging-with-disability and disability-with-aging; physical and social impacts of arthritis and other disabling conditions; and trends in activities and disability among midlife and older adults.

Dr. Spillman has more than 25 years of experience designing and conducting health and health care-related research projects. Her recent work focuses on chronic disease, understanding the causes of functional impairment, and promoting maximum health and functioning, including primary disease prevention and improved management.

Dr. Robine’s research investigates human longevity, with the aim of understanding the relations between health and longevity. Since its creation he has been the coordinator of the International Network on Health Expectancy (REVES).

Dr. Montez’s research examines the large and growing inequalities in adult mortality across education levels and geographic areas within the United States. She is particularly interested in why the growing inequalities have been most troublesome among women.

Dr. Masters studies long-term trends in US morbidity, chronic diseases, and mortality rates. His research has focused on cohort-based changes in life course mechanisms of health outcomes, the health consequences of the US obesity epidemic, and new methodological approaches to studying period-based and cohort-based factors related to adult health.