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Understanding Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life: A Research Agenda
population projects in developing countries. Dr. Bulatao was previously affiliated with the East-West Center and the University of the Philippines. He served on the staff of the National Research Council’s Committee on Population in 1983-1985 and with its Working Group on Population Growth and Economic Development. He has an M.A. in sociology from the University of the Philippines and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago.
EILEEN M. CRIMMINS is the Edna M. Jones professor of gerontology and sociology at the University of Southern California and director of the USC/UCLA Center for Biodemography and Population Health. Her work has concentrated on trends and differentials in population health. She has also worked to develop measures of healthy life as indicators for assessing population health trends and differentials. Her current work is on the role of biological factors in explaining racial/ethnic, educational, and income differentials in health. She has a Ph.D. in demography from the University of Pennsylvania.
DAVID V. ESPINO is a professor of family medicine and geriatrics and Vice Chair for Community Geriatrics in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has authored over 100 publications dealing with clinical issues of Mexican American elders, and he serves as the director of the John A. Hartford Center of Geriatric Excellence, one of 23 such centers nationally. Dr. Espino is also a member of the National Advisory Council of the National Institute on Aging and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Geriatrics Society. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and completed a family medicine residency at Spohn-Memorial Medical Center in Corpus Christi and a geriatrics fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and holds a certificate of added qualifications in geriatrics.
JAMES S. HOUSE is director of the Survey Research Center, professor in the Department of Sociology, and research scientist in the Survey Research Center of the Institute of Social Research and the Department of Epidemiology, all at the University of Michigan. His research has spanned such areas as social psychology, social structure and personality, psychosocial and socioeconomic factors in health and aging, survey research methods, and political sociology. Among his numerous publications are recent articles on understanding and reducing socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities in health; income inequality and mortality; socioeconomic inequalities in health; and gender and the socioeconomic gradient in mortality. Dr. House is a member of the Institute of Medicine and a recipient of the Robert Wood