Michal Engelman

Credentials: Associate Professor, Sociology

Email: mengelman@ssc.wisc.edu

4402 William H. Sewell Social Science Building
1180 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI

Home page
Department of Sociology
Alternate page
Center for Demography and Ecology

Research interest statement

Engelman’s research combines perspectives from the social sciences and public health to examine the social determinants of health and longevity. She is particularly interested in how social stratification (by socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, nativity, and geography) manifests in health and mortality inequities. Engelman is the Principal Investigator of the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study and the Director of the doctoral and postdoctoral training program in Population, Life Course, and Aging. Her current research projects include several NIH-supported studies exploring the impact of neighborhood disadvantage on accelerated epigenetic aging (REWARD) and linkages between early and midlife exposures and cognitive health in later life (ILIAD).

Research interests

Aging and the Life Course, Biodemography, Determinants of Disparities of Aging Trajectories, and Impacts of Place on Aging Processes