Palloni to Fine-Tune Model for Mortality Patterns

Congratulations to Alberto Palloni (sociology, emeritus), who received an R01 grant from the National Institute on Aging for the project “Demographic Modes and Hypothesis Testing of Delayed Effects on Adult Mortality.”

Palloni and his collaborator, former CDHA postdoc Hiram Beltrán-Sánchez (UCLA), will test predictions from theories of Developmental Origins of Adult Health and Disease (DOHaD) using two period and cohort mortality time trends, the Latin American Mortality Database (LAMBdA) and the Human Mortality Database (HMD). The team will also examine three longitudinal datasets of elderly people from Costa Rica (CRELES), Mexico (MHAS), and Puerto Rico (PREHCO), which contain information on early life conditions, as well as adult health and mortality.

Stemming from a 2016–17 CDHA pilot grant, Palloni’s research will help generalize and fine-tune an existing formal model to represent adult mortality patterns that are influenced by delayed effects predicted by DOHaD.