Demography, Epidemiology and Economics of Aging

2017 Conference Agenda

July 12–13, 2017
RAND Headquarters
Santa Monica, California

Wednesday, July 12

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast & Optional NIH Office Hours

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Opening Remarks
Kathleen Mullen, Senior Economist, RAND Corporation and Director, RAND Summer Institute Workshop on Aging

9:15 – 10:30 a.m.

James P. Smith Principal Economist,RAND Corporation

HRS International Aging Research

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Robert Levenson, University of California, Berkeley

Emotion: Two Paths in Late Life

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Lunch

1:15 – 1:45 p.m.

Philip Pantoja, RAND Corporation

Optional Presentation: RAND HRS

1:45 – 3:00 p.m.

Nicole Maestas, Harvard University

Work at Older Ages

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Break

3:30 – 4:45 p.m.

Richard Suzman Memorial Lecture
John T. Cacioppo
, The University of Chicago

Loneliness: Public Health Implications and Potential Mechanisms

4:45 p.m.

Adjourn

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Reception and Dinner

Thursday, July 13

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast & Optional NIH Office Hours

9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Pamela Herd, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Integration of Genetics Data into Population Based Studies: What Have We Learned?

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Kathleen McGarry, University of California, Los Angeles

Aging and Families

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Jennifer Wilkens, University of Southern California

Optional Presentation: Gateway to Global Aging Data

1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

David Grabowski, Harvard Medical School

Aging and Long-Term Care

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.

Break

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.

Mark Duggan, Stanford University

Public Economics and the U.S. Health Care Sector

4:30 – 4:45 p.m.

Final Remarks & Adjourn