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


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

Mitchell, U. A., Ailshire, J. A., Brown, L. L., Levine, M. E., & Crimmins, E. M. (in press). Education and psychosocial functioning among older adults: 4-Year change in sense of control and hopelessness. Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, gbw031.

Langa, K. M., Larson, E. B., Crimmins, E. M., Faul, J. D., Levine, D. A., Kabeto, M. U., & Weir, D. R. (2017). A comparison of the prevalence of dementia in the United States in 2000 and 2012. JAMA Internal Medicine, 177(1), 51-58.

Lu, A. T., Hannon, E., Levine, M. E., Crimmins, E. M., Lunnon, K., Mill, J., ... & Horvath, S. (2017). Genetic architecture of epigenetic and neuronal ageing rates in human brain regions. Nature Communications, 8.

Levine, M. E., & Crimmins, E. M. (2015). A genetic network associated with stress resistance, longevity, and cancer in humans. Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biomedical Sciences and Medical Sciences, 71(6), 703-712.

Lu, A. T., Hannon, E., Levine, M. E., Hao, K., Crimmins, E. M., Lunnon, K., ... & Horvath, S. (2016). Genetic variants near MLST8 and DHX57 affect the epigenetic age of the cerebellum. Nature Communications, 7.

Levine, M. E., Cole, S. W., Weir, D. R., & Crimmins, E. M. (2015). Childhood and later life stressors and increased inflammatory gene expression at older ages. Social Science & Medicine, 130, 16-22.

Crimmins, E. M. (2015). Lifespan and healthspan: Past, present, and promise. The Gerontologist, 55(6), 901-911.