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NBER Fellowships in Aging and Health Research

We are accepting applications for up to two Post-Doctoral Fellowships for the 2020-2021 academic year.

We are accepting applications for up to eight Pre-Doctoral Fellowships for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Major Themes of NBER Research on
Aging and Health

  •  Trends in Health and Disability
  •  Geographic Variation in Health and Life Expectancy
  •  Determinants of Health and Health Disparities
  •  Health Care Resource Allocation and Productivity
  •  Health Behaviors and Health
  •  Interventions to Improve Health
  •  Health Investments and Care
  •  Implications of Health Policy Reform
  •  Health and Work Capacity at Older Ages
  •  Interactions Between Health and Financial Wellbeing
  •  The Value of Medical Innovation
  •  International Comparisons of Health and Aging
  •  Pain Management and Opioid Use

NBER's Fellowship Program in Aging and Health Research, funded by the National Institute on Aging and NBER, under the direction of Professors Amy Finkelstein and David Cutler, gives outstanding early-career economists and graduate students exposure to a wide range of NBER research projects related to the economics of aging and health care.Participating fellows pursue independent research while benefitting from

  •  Opportunities for regular interaction with the Bureau's large network of prominent investigators working in this field

  •  Inclusion in the vibrant research community at NBER, and in Cambridge more broadly, with many relevant seminar series

  •  Excellent group of young scholars

  •  Invitations to attend and participate in the NBER Summer Institute Workshops on Aging and Health Care, with opportunity to hear cutting edge research and interact with scholars from across the US and beyond

  •  Access to NBER's extensive data collection, including Medicare data, with full-time IT support

Successful applications will respond to NIH priorities for Health Economics Research, and propose projects in which health outcome and behaviors are the primary focus, with a clear and explicit connection to an improved understanding of health.

Applicants must be US Citizens or permanent residents at the start of the fellowship. This includes noncitizen nationals of the United States. Applicants with a student or other temporary visa are not eligible for this program.

NBER strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans.

Deadline: December 9, 2019

2019-2020 Fellows in Aging and Health Research

Visiting Scholar
Itzik Fadlon, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of California, San Diego

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Jennifer Kwok, PhD
University of California, Berkeley 2019

Pre-Doctoral Fellows
Angie Acquatella, Harvard (Economics)
Kevin Connolly, Harvard (Political Economy and Government)
Aileen Devlin, MIT (Economics)
Pragya Kakani, Harvard (Health Policy, Economics)
Amanda Kreider, Harvard (Health Policy)
Jetson Leder-Luis, MIT (Economics)
Grace McCormack, Harvard (Public Policy)
Rebecca Sachs, Harvard (Public Policy)
Diana Sverdlin Lisker, MIT (Economics)

2019-2020 Post-Doctoral Fellow in Economics of an Aging Workforce
Taha Choukhmane, PhD
Yale University 2019

See also – Fellows in Retirement and Disability Policy Research

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