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2014 Ray Symposium

Register Now for our next Ray Symposium – “Shorter Lives, Poorer Health” on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 3:30 p.m., featuring Eileen Crimmins, PhD, AARP Chair in Gerontology, USC Davis School of Gerontology.

Lecture introduction:

A recent report compares American’s health to other high-income countries. The report finds that Americans have a significant health disadvantage resulting from a combination of factors including: individual behaviors, environment, social and economic disparities, and public health policies.

Speaker bio:

Eileen Crimmins, Ph.D. is the AARP Professor of Gerontology in the Davis School of Gerontology. She is director of the USC/UCLA Center on Biodemography and Population Health, of a National Institute of Aging Sponsored Network on Biological Risk and of the Multidisciplinary Training in Gerontology Program. Crimmins is a member of the Institute of Medicine and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Much of Crimmins’ research has focused on trends in population health and healthy life expectancy. Crimmins recently served as co-chair of a Committee for the National Academy of Sciences to address why life expectancy in the U.S. is falling so far behind that of other countries. Crimmins was recently awarded the Kleemeier Award for outstanding research in Gerontology. Professor Crimmins received her Ph.D. in Demography at the University of Pennsylvania.

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