Emma Aguila is an Assistant Professor at the USC Sol Price School of Public of Policy. She has significant experience designing and implementing field experiments and longitudinal surveys. She is currently leading a randomized control trial analyzing the impact of a non-contributory pension program in the State of Yucatan, Mexico. She is advisor of the Mexican Health and Aging Study (MHAS) survey in Mexico and the Social Protection Survey (EPS) in Latin America.
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Jennifer Ailshire is an Assistant Professor of Gerontology whose research focuses on the importance of the neighborhood environment and social relationships in determining health over the life course.
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Julienne E. Bower is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry/Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA. Her research focuses on the reciprocal interactions among behavioral, immunological, and neuroendocrine processes. The majority of her research has focused on individuals undergoing chronic stress, including pioneering work on the biological mechanisms underlying fatigue and other behavioral disturbances in cancer patients and survivors. Her research also examines the impact of stressful life events, and cognitive and emotional responses to those events, on behavioral and biological outcomes.
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Arleen Brown is an Associate Professor at the UCLA Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research. Her research focuses on minority health issues and she has recently received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for a study of health care needs among Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes.
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Judith Carroll is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA. Her research focuses on identifying the biological mechanisms through which behavioral and psychosocial factors influence vulnerability for age-related disease, immunosenescence, and accelerated aging. My translational work asks how sleep loss, psychosocial adversities, socioeconomic disparities, and early life toxic stress may operate at the system and cellular level to affect the aging process and disease vulnerability, with a particular emphasis on examining cellular stress, inflammation, cellular aging, and allostatic load.
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Pinchas Cohen is a Dean and Executive Director in the Davis School of Gerontology at USC. His research focuses on growth factors and their roles in longevity, metabolism and carcinogenesis, and the role of IGFs in human and animal physiology.
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Steven Cole is a Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is also a member of the Norman Cousins Center, the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the UCLA Molecular Biology Institute.
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Susan Ettner is a Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research at the UCLA School of Medicine and in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.
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Margaret Gatz is a Professor of Psychology, Gerontology, and Preventative Medicine at USC. She is a psychologist who has worked on cognitive and behavioral functioning in a longitudinal panel of elderly Swedish twins.
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Dana Goldman is a Professor and the Norman Topping Chair in Medicine and Public Policy at USC, as well as the Director of the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics. He is also a research associate with NBER and is the Director of the RAND/UCLA Health Services Research Postdoctoral Training Program. His research focuses on the role of health care and health insurance in determining health-related outcomes.
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Gail Greendale is a Professor of Medicine in the Multicampus Program in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at UCLA. She is currently the Principle Investigator for the UCLA site of the multi-center, longitudinal study of the menopausal transition, the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN).
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Peifeng "Perry" Hu is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is investigating the role of key antioxidants play on the health outcomes of participants in the MacArthur Study of Successful Aging.
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Michael Irwin is the Norman Cousins Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Director of the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology at the UCLA Semel Institute, Director of the UCLA Cousins Center in Psychoneuroimmunology, Director of the Training Program in Psychoneuroimmunology and Mental Health, and Director of the Inflammatory Biology Core of the Older Adults for Independence Center. Working in the area of psychoneuroimmunology for nearly two decades, his research is broadly based on the interactions between behavior and immunity, with an emphasis on the relationships between sleep disturbance, depression, and inflammation in older adults. He has conducted large-scale longitudinal studies that have examined the prospective relationships between depression, insomnia, fatigue and proinflammatory cytokine activity in older adults. In addition, he has conducted experimental studies that have examined the role of inflammation on induction of the depressive symptoms and neurobiologic correlates, as well as the role of sleep disturbance in the modulation of cellular and genomic markers of inflammation, including monocytic cellular expression of inflammatory cytokines and activation of the transcription factor nuclear factor (NF) kB.
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Arun Karlamangla is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCLA. His research focuses on the predictors of cardiovascular disease risk and hip fracture risk in older adults.
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Jung Ki Kim is a Research Associate Professor at the Andrus Gerontology Center at USC. Her research focuses on the relationship between socioeconomic status and biological risk. She is also working on a cross-country comparison of health status.
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Keyonna King is a Research Associate at UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Community Engagement and Research Program, and a Project Director at UCLA BRITE Center.
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Jinkook Lee is a program director in Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research at USC. She works on international aging, and actively participates in preparing, archiving, and disseminating international population surveys including HRS and LASI.
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Morgan Elyse Levine is a Postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Human Genetics at UCLA. She works on how genes and environment impact the pace of aging in humans.
Adriana Lleras-Muney is a Professor of Economics at UCLA. Her research focuses on understanding the positive relationship between education and health, including mechanisms by which education affects health.
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Donald A. Lloyd is a Research Associate Professor, Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging, School of Social Work at USC. His research focuses on the role of socio-environmental factors in the production and reproduction of socioeconomic and race/ethnic health disparities.
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Valter Longo is an Edna M. Jones Professor of Gerontology and Biological Science. His research addresses fundamental mechanisms of aging at the cellular level and identifying the molecular pathways shared in both humans and simple organisms.
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Carol Mangione is a Professor of Medicine and Public Health at UCLA. She is also the Program Director for the Center for Health Improvement of Minority Elderly (CHIME).
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Heather Elizabeth McCreath is an Associate Director in Research Operations Core, Division of Geriatrics at UCLA, and a researcher in Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine at UCLA. Her current research interest includes the use of biomarkers in understanding the aging process, the detection of skin damage and pressure ulcers, and alternative care delivery models.
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Susan Enguidanos is an Associate Professor of Gerontology whose research focuses on palliative care, including a home-based model, ethnic variation in access to and use of hospice care, and care setting transitions for seriously ill patients.
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Alison Moore is Professor of Geriatrics/Medicine in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Her research has focused on the a) epidemiology and health-related effects of alcohol and other substances among diverse populations and b) developing and testing screening and brief behavioral interventions to reduce unhealthy alcohol use among older adults with multimorbidity.
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David B. Reuben is the Director of the UCLA Multicampus Program in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology and Director of the UCLA Older Americans Independence Center (Pepper Center).
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Theodore Robles is an Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at UCLA. His research examines the biological mechanisms that explain how close relationships impact physical health, and factors like age that might amplify the benefits and costs of close relationship functioning on health.
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Jonathan M. Samet is a Professor and Flora L. Thornton Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine, Director, USC Institute of Global Health. His research focuses on cancer epidemiology and disease prevention, particularly lung cancer and air pollution, and the disease consequences of smoking and tobacco control.
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Gary Small is a Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and Parlow-Solomon Professor on Aging at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and the Director of the Center on Aging at UCLA. His research focuses on cognition with specific attention to the influence of estrogen and other pharmacologic agents on risks for dementia and cognitive declines more generally. He has examined the influence of APOE-4 on cerebral glucose metabolism in relatives at risk for familial Alzheimer's Disease and the role of other biological predictors of Alzheimer's Disease.
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John Strauss is a Professor of Economics at USC. He is currently the Principal Investigator of the Indonesia Family Life Survey (IFLS) and is involved in the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Survey (CHARLS).
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Dawn Upchurch is a Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at UCLA School of Public Health. She is a member of the Biodemography Core Committee for the UCLA California Center for Population Research (CCPR).
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Barbara Vickrey is a Professor of Neurology in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Her research seeks to create ways to translate into routine care findings about therapies that have been proven - through randomized controlled trial evidence - to better the health of people with neurologic conditions. She has developed tools to assess quality of care and to measure patient-oriented outcomes such as health-related quality of life, and led research to analyze what components of the healthcare delivery system "explain" why there is low uptake of randomized trial evidence into practice
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Mitchell Wong is a Professor of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research at UCLA. His research focuses on racial and ethnic differences in health.
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Elizabeth Zelinski is a cognitive psychologist, Rita and Edward Polusky Chair in education and aging, and a Professor of Gerontology and Psychology at USC whose area of expertise is in longitudinal change in cognition in older adults.
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Julie Zissimopoulos is an Associate Professor in the School of Pharmacy at USC and the Associate Director of the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics. She is also an Adjunct Senior Economist at RAND and Professor of Economics at the Pardee RAND Graduate School.
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