Eileen Crimmins

Co-Investigator, Health and Retirement Study

Contact Information

Andrus Gerontology Center GER 218D
3715 McClintock Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0191

Phone: 213.740.1707
Email: crimmin@usc.edu

Education

Ph.D., Demography, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1974
M.A., Demography, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1969
B.A., Mathematics, Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, 1968

Research and Projects

Eileen Crimmins is the co-director of the USC/UCLA Center on Biodemography and Population Health (CBPH). This Center fosters the integration of medical, biological, and epidemiological information in large scale population studies to model and predict population health trends and differentials. Crimmins also co-directs the NIA-supported Network for the Measurement of Biological Risk and leads the USC Multidisciplinary Research Training in Gerontology program. Crimmins is currently working on understanding health change with age in a number of populations including the United States, China, Japan, Mexico, Indonesia, and Bolivia.

Selected Recent Publications

Farina MP, Hayward MD, Crimmins EM, Kim JKi. Racial and educational disparities in cognitive life expectancies. Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. Forthcoming. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbz046.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31111926?dopt=Abstract
Zhang YS, Saito Y, Crimmins EM. Changing impact of obesity on active life expectancy of older Americans. Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences & Medical Sciences. Forthcoming. doi:10.1093/gerona/glz133.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31120111?dopt=Abstract
Liu Z, Chen X, Gill TM, Ma C, Crimmins EM, Levine ME. Associations of genetics, behaviors, and life course circumstances with a novel aging and healthspan measure: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study. PLoS Medicine. 2019;16(6):e1002827. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1002827.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31211779?dopt=Abstract
Chen Y, Tysinger B, Crimmins EM, Zissimopoulos JM. Analysis of dementia in the US population using Medicare claims: Insights from linked survey and administrative claims data. Alzheimers Dement (N Y). 2019;5:197-207. doi:10.1016/j.trci.2019.04.003.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31198838?dopt=Abstract