Research Associates

Linda H. Aiken

Director, Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research
Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor of Nursing
Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Texas at Austin, 1973

Associated PARC Research Themes: Early-Life Conditions and Older Adult Health, Behavior and Well-Being, Global Aging and Health, Health Care and Long-Term Care in Older Adults
Abby Alpert

Assistant Professor, Health Care Management, Wharton School

Ph.D., Economics, University of Maryland, 2011

Associated PARC Research Themes: Health Care and Long-Term Care in Older Adults
Juan Pablo Atal

Assistant Professor of Economics

Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 2016

Associated PARC Research Themes: Global Aging and Health, Health Care and Long-Term Care in Older Adults, Health Disparities in Aging
Contact:
602 PCPSE, 133 South 36th Street
ataljp@econ.upenn.edu
Jere R. Behrman

William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Economics
Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1966

Associated PARC Research Themes: Early-Life Conditions and Older Adult Health, Behavior and Well-Being, Global Aging and Health, Health Disparities in Aging
Contact:
616 PCPSE, 133 South 36th Street
215-898-7704
jbehrman@econ.upenn.edu
Economics faculty page, Google Scholar Profile
PubMed Search
Courtney Boen

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Sociology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2017

Associated PARC Research Themes: Cognition and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD), Health Disparities in Aging
Rebecca Brown

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine

M.D., Medicine, Harvard School of Medicine, 2005

Associated PARC Research Themes: Cognition and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD), Health Care and Long-Term Care in Older Adults, Health Disparities in Aging
Robert Burke

Assistant Professor, Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine

M.D., Medicine, Stanford University, 2008

Associated PARC Research Themes: Cognition and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD), Health Care and Long-Term Care in Older Adults
Pamela Z. Cacchione

Associate Director, Center for Integrative Science in Aging
Ralston House Endowed Term Chair in Gerontological Nursing
Associate Professor of Geropsychiatric Nursing

Ph.D., Nursing Research, Saint Louis University, 1998

Associated PARC Research Themes: Cognition and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD), Early-Life Conditions and Older Adult Health, Behavior and Well-Being, Global Aging and Health, Health Care and Long-Term Care in Older Adults
Molly Candon

Research Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Ph.D., Economics, University of Georgia, 2015

Associated PARC Research Themes: Health Care and Long-Term Care in Older Adults
Contact:
3535 Market StreetRoom 3048
215-746-6015
candon@upenn.edu
PSOM faculty page, Twitter
Norma B. Coe

Co-Director, Population Aging Research Center
Associate Professor, Medical Ethics & Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine

Ph.D., Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005

Associated PARC Research Themes: Cognition and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD), Health Care and Long-Term Care in Older Adults
Guy David

Gilbert and Shelley Harrison Professor, Health Care Management, Wharton School
Associate Professor, Health Policy and Medical Ethics, Perelman School of Medicine
Director of Education, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics

Ph.D., Business, University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business, 2004

Associated PARC Research Themes: Health Care and Long-Term Care in Older Adults
Irma T. Elo

Chair, Department of Sociology
Chair, Graduate Group in Demography
Associate Director, Population Aging Research Center
Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Public Affairs and Demography, Princeton University, 1990

Associated PARC Research Themes: Cognition and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD), Early-Life Conditions and Older Adult Health, Behavior and Well-Being, Global Aging and Health, Health Care and Long-Term Care in Older Adults, Health Disparities in Aging
Mary Ersek

Killebrew-Censits Chair in Undergraduate Education
Professor of Medicine

Ph.D., Nursing Science, University of Washington, 1991

Associated PARC Research Themes: Cognition and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD), Health Care and Long-Term Care in Older Adults
Contact:
418 Curie Blvd. Room 329
215-746-3563
ersekm@upenn.edu
Penn Nursing faculty page
Hanming Fang

Joseph M. Cohen Term Professor of Economics

Ph.D., Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 2000

Associated PARC Research Themes: Global Aging and Health, Health Care and Long-Term Care in Older Adults
Contact:
605 PCPSE, 133 South 36th Street
215-898-7767
hanming.fang@econ.upenn.edu
Economics faculty page, Google Scholar Profile
Pilar Gonalons-Pons

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2014

Associated PARC Research Themes: Health Care and Long-Term Care in Older Adults
Peter Groeneveld

Professor of Medicine

M.D., Medicine, Tufts University, 1995

Associated PARC Research Themes: Health Care and Long-Term Care in Older Adults
Contact:
1204 Blockley Hall423 Guardian Drive
215-898-2569
petergro@upenn.edu
PSOM faculty page
Michel Guillot

Associate Director for Training, Population Studies Center
Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Demography and Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, 2000

Associated PARC Research Themes: Global Aging and Health, Health Disparities in Aging
Atul Gupta

Assistant Professor, Health Care Management, Wharton School

Ph.D., Economics, Stanford University, 2018

Associated PARC Research Themes: Health Care and Long-Term Care in Older Adults
Scott D. Halpern

Director, Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center
Director, Fostering Improvement in End-of-Life Decision Science (FIELDS) Program
Professor of Medicine

Ph.D., Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania, 2002

Associated PARC Research Themes: Health Care and Long-Term Care in Older Adults
Contact:
301 Blockley Hall423 Guardian Drive
215-898-1462
shalpern@upenn.edu
PSOM faculty page, CCEB faculty page, Twitter
PubMed Search
Nancy A. Hodgson

Anthony Buividas Endowed Term Chair of Gerontology
Associate Professor, Biobehavioral Health Sciences Department Program
Director, Hillman Scholars in Nursing Innovation
Chair, Graduate Group in Nursing

Ph.D., Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, 1999

Associated PARC Research Themes: Cognition and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD), Health Care and Long-Term Care in Older Adults
Contact:
Thomas Jefferson University
215-573-7387
hodgsonn@nursing.upenn.edu
Penn Nursing faculty page
PubMed Search
Allison K. Hoffman

Professor of Law, Penn Law School

J.D., Law, Yale Law School, 2004

Associated PARC Research Themes: Cognition and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD), Health Care and Long-Term Care in Older Adults
Morgan Hoke

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Ph.D., Anthropology, Northwestern University, 2017

Associated PARC Research Themes: Early-Life Conditions and Older Adult Health, Behavior and Well-Being, Global Aging and Health
Contact:
429 University Museum
215-746-5162
mhoke@sas.upenn.edu
Google Scholar Profile, Twitter
Rebecca Hubbard

Associate Professor of Biostatistics

Ph.D., Biostatistics, University of Washington, 2007

Associated PARC Research Themes: Cognition and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD), Health Care and Long-Term Care in Older Adults, Health Disparities in Aging
Joseph Kable

Baird Term Associate Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, 2004

Associated PARC Research Themes: Cognition and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD)
Contact:
Solomon Labs, 3720 Walnut St, Room C5
215-746-3873
kable@psych.upenn.edu
Psychology faculty page, Kable Lab, Google Scholar Profile
PubMed Search
Jason Karlawish

Professor of Medicine
Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Professor of Neurology 

M.D., Medicine, Northwestern University, 1991

Associated PARC Research Themes: Cognition and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD), Health Care and Long-Term Care in Older Adults
Hans-Peter Kohler

Co-Director, Population Aging Research Center
Frederick J. Warren Professor of Demography
Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1997

Associated PARC Research Themes: Cognition and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD), Early-Life Conditions and Older Adult Health, Behavior and Well-Being, Global Aging and Health, Health Care and Long-Term Care in Older Adults, Health Disparities in Aging
Iliana Kohler

Associate Director, Population Studies Center
Research Assistant Professor of Population Studies

Ph.D., Political Science, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, 2001

Associated PARC Research Themes: Cognition and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD), Early-Life Conditions and Older Adult Health, Behavior and Well-Being, Global Aging and Health, Health Care and Long-Term Care in Older Adults, Health Disparities in Aging
Karen Lasater

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Ph.D., Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, 2015

Associated PARC Research Themes: Health Care and Long-Term Care in Older Adults
Contact:
418 Curie BlvdRoom 374
215-746-8362
karenbl@nursing.upenn.edu
Penn Nursing faculty page
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Population Health and Health Equity Professor, School of Nursing
Professor, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine
Professor, Healthcare Management, Wharton School

M.D., Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 1979M.B.A., Health Care Administration, University of Pennsylvania, 1986

Associated PARC Research Themes: Health Care and Long-Term Care in Older Adults, Health Disparities in Aging
Julia Lynch

Associate Professor, Political Science

PhD, Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 2002

Associated PARC Research Themes: Global Aging and Health, Health Disparities in Aging
Matthew D. McHugh

Associate Director, Center for Health Policy Outcomes
The Rosemarie Greco Term Endowed Associate Professorship in Advocacy
Professor of Nursing

J.D., Northeastern University School of Law, 2006Ph.D., Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, 2004

Associated PARC Research Themes: Cognition and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD), Health Care and Long-Term Care in Older Adults, Health Disparities in Aging
Olivia S. Mitchell

Executive Director, Pension Research Council
Director, Boettner Center for Pensions and Retirement Research
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Professor
Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy
Professor of Insurance and Risk Management

Ph.D., Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1978

Associated PARC Research Themes: Early-Life Conditions and Older Adult Health, Behavior and Well-Being, Global Aging and Health, Health Care and Long-Term Care in Older Adults
Mark D. Neuman

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care

M.S.c., Health Policy Research, University of Pennsylvania, 2010M.D., Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 2004

Associated PARC Research Themes: Health Disparities in Aging
Contact:
308 Blockley Hall
215-746-7468
neumanm@mail.med.upenn.edu
PubMed Search
Hyunjoon Park

Korean Foundation Professor of Sociology
Professor of Education

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005

Associated PARC Research Themes: Early-Life Conditions and Older Adult Health, Behavior and Well-Being, Global Aging and Health, Health Disparities in Aging
Emilio Alberto Parrado

Director, Population Studies Center
Director, Latin America and Latino Studies Program
Dorothy Swaine Thomas Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Chicago, 1997

Associated PARC Research Themes: Global Aging and Health
Mark V. Pauly

Bendheim Professor
Professor of Health Care Management
Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy

Ph.D., Economics, University of Virginia, 1967

Associated PARC Research Themes: Early-Life Conditions and Older Adult Health, Behavior and Well-Being, Health Care and Long-Term Care in Older Adults
Contact:
208 Colonial Penn Center
215-898-5411
pauly@wharton.upenn.edu
Wharton faculty page
PubMed Search
G. Adriana Perez

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Ph.D., Nursing and Healthcare Innovation, Arizona State University, 2009

Associated PARC Research Themes: Health Care and Long-Term Care in Older Adults, Health Disparities in Aging
Contact:
3820 Locust Walk, MB 003
215-746-1840
adrianag@nursing.upenn.edu
Twitter
PubMed Search
Jason Schnittker

Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Sociology, Indiana University, 2001

Associated PARC Research Themes: Cognition and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD), Health Disparities in Aging
Heather Schofield

Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Assistant Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions

Ph.D., Business Economics, Harvard University, 2014

Associated PARC Research Themes: Cognition and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD), Global Aging and Health
Theodore G. Schurr

Professor of Anthropology

Ph.D., Anthropology, Emory University, 1998

Associated PARC Research Themes: Global Aging and Health
Herbert L. Smith

Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Michigan, 1982

Associated PARC Research Themes: Global Aging and Health, Health Care and Long-Term Care in Older Adults
Harsha Thirumurthy

Associate Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Ph.D., Economics, Yale University, 2006

Associated PARC Research Themes: Global Aging and Health
Sarah Tishkoff

David and Lyn Silfen University Professor of Genetics and Biology

Ph.D., Genetics, Yale University, 1996

Associated PARC Research Themes: Global Aging and Health, Health Disparities in Aging
John Q. Trojanowski

Co-Director, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research
Director, Institute on Aging
Director, Alzheimer's Disease Core Center
Co-Director, Marian S. Ware Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Program
William Maul Measey-Truman G. Schnabel, Jr. MD Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology

Ph.D., Neuroanatomy, Tufts University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 1976

Associated PARC Research Themes: Cognition and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD), Health Care and Long-Term Care in Older Adults
Contact:
HUP, Maloney 3rd Floor
215-662-6399
trojanow@upenn.edu
School of Medicine faculty page
PubMed Search
Atheendar Venkataramani

Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Assistant Professor of Medicine

M.D., Medicine, University of Washington, 2011Ph.D., Health Policy (Economics), Yale University, 2009

Associated PARC Research Themes: Health Disparities in Aging
Kevin G. Volpp

Director, LDI Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics
Vice Chairman for Health Policy, Dept. of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Janet and John Haas President's Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Professor, Health Care Management

Ph.D., Health Economics, Public Policy and Management, University of Pennsylvania, 1998M.D., Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 1998

Associated PARC Research Themes: Early-Life Conditions and Older Adult Health, Behavior and Well-Being, Global Aging and Health, Health Care and Long-Term Care in Older Adults, Health Disparities in Aging
Rachel M. Werner

Professor of Medicine and Health Care Management

M.D. Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 1998P.h.D., Department of Health Care Management, The Wharton School, 2004

Associated PARC Research Themes: Health Care and Long-Term Care in Older Adults, Health Disparities in Aging