Carol Ryff (Wisconsin) is PI of the 20-year Midlife in the U.S. (MIDUS) study, which investigates the influence of sociodemographic, psychosocial, and behavioral factors on health and well-being from early adulthood to later life.
Laura Carstensen (Stanford) uses socio-emotional selectivity theory in her examination of older adults’ preferences for and benefits from meaningful job and volunteer activities.
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.
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.
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.