Department: School of Public Health
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772
Keywords: Brazil, Mexico
Dr. Beltrán-Sánchez’s research focuses on the demography of health and aging. He has written on health patterns and trends in low- and middle-income countries; on aging in high-income countries including issues about compression of morbidity; on the links between early life experiences and late life outcomes; as well as on biomarker data from Mexico to study physiological patterns of health and their link with sociodemographic factors. He co-founded the Latin American Mortality Database, the largest data repository of mortality from 19 countries in Latin America (including data from around 1850). He has collaborated with researchers and institutions in México, Brazil, Germany, and Sweden.
Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA in 2015, Dr. Beltrán-Sánchez was Research Associate at the Center for Demography of Health and Aging at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was a David E. Bell Fellow at the Center for Population and Development Studies at Harvard University from 2011 to 2013 and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Southern California from 2009-2011.
Beltrán-Sánchez’s publications have appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; Health Affairs; the American Journal of Public Health; the Journal of the American College of Cardiology; Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health; Demography; Salud Pública de México; the Journals of Gerontology (both, Social and Medical sciences); the Journal of Aging and Health; Theoretical Population Biology; among others.