More education may limit the impact of cognitive impairment on disability and life expectancy for older Americans
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences
Compare associations between levels of educational attainment and both life expectancy and life course disability in activities of daily living for individuals with cognitive impairment. Evaluate the public health concern that extending life through healthy behaviors, which are associated with educational attainment, might increase disability as a result of the greater prevalence of cognitive impairment at older ages. Analyze the health disparities in life expectancy and disabled life associated with low educational attainment.
Keyword(s): Disability, Education
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the co-principal investigator on several federally funded grants focused on limiting disability through healthy behaviors, promoting cognitive health, and measuring active life expectancy. My research emphasizes life course methods and longitudinal data analysis, and the development of new applications of active life expectancy research methods to better understand causes of disability, poor health, and health disparities.
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