The Population Association of America Irene B. Taeuber Award recognizes innovative contributions to the scientific study of population.
In the US, COVID-19 reduced overall life expectancy by over 1.3 years, with the effects on Black and Latino populations 2 to 3 times those for the White population, says postdoctoral scholar Theresa Andrasfay.
“Demographers have an essential role in helping the public better understand and interpret the statistics being thrown at us in our data-driven world,” says Jessica Ho.
USC and Princeton researchers project that, due to the pandemic deaths last year, life expectancy at birth for Americans will shorten by more than a year.
Incorporating social and behavioral factors alongside biological mechanisms is critical for improving aging research, says University Professor Eileen Crimmins.
In-utero exposure to the coronavirus pandemic could cause developmental difficulties and accelerated aging in the century ahead, say USC researchers.
USC study also reveals differences in preventive behavior based on gender, race, education, state of residence, health condition, and trusted news source.
$2.9 million National Institute on Aging grant to Eileen Crimmins supports collaboration of large studies to answer questions about how life circumstances affect gene expression and health.
Whether someone takes proper precautions to fight COVID-19 may be linked to whether they trust right- or left-leaning media outlets, according to a new USC Leonard Davis study.
National Institute on Aging-funded center has been a pioneering force for integrating biological data into population studies for more than 20 years.