Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging

2019 Conference Agenda

July 10–11, 2019
RAND Headquarters
Santa Monica, California

Wednesday, July 10

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.

Dan Benjamin, University of Southern California

Social-Science Genomics: Primer and Progress Report

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 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Lunch

1:15 – 1:45 p.m.

Jessica Hayes, RAND Corporation

Optional Presentation: RAND HRS

1:45 – 3:00 p.m.

Kathleen Cagney, University of Chicago

Place, Aging and Health

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Break

3:30 – 4:45 p.m.

Richard Suzman Memorial Lecture
Eileen Crimmins
, University of Southern California

How Does Low Social Status Promote Early Aging and Poor Health? Evidence from the US Health and Retirement Study

4:45 p.m.

Adjourn

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Reception and Dinner

Thursday, July 11

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast & Optional NIH Office Hours

9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Ron Lee, University of California, Berkeley

The Macroeconomic Consequences of Population Aging: An International Perspective Based on National Transfer Accounts

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.

Drystan Phillips, University of Southern California

Optional Presentation: Gateway to Global Aging Data

1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

Ken Langa, University of Michigan

Cognitive Aging, Dementia, and the Future of an Aging Society

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.

Break

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.

Deborah Carr, Boston University

End-of-Life: What Is It, and How Might We Improve It?

4:30 – 4:45 p.m.

Final Remarks & Adjourn