Alberto Palloni

Alberto Palloni


Soc 380 Contemporary Population Problems
Soc 971 Models and Theories of Mortality: Selected Topics

Samuel Preston Professor of Sociology
Director, Center for Demography of Health and Aging
4434 Sewell Social Sciences
(608) 262-2182
Fax: (608) 262-8400

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications:
Palloni, A. and L. Souza. 2013. "The fragility of the future and the tug of the past: Longevity in Latin American and the Caribbean." Demographic Research 29(21): 543-578.

Riosmena, F., R. Wong and A. Palloni. 2013. "Migration, Selection, Protection, and Acculturation in Health: A Binational Perspective on Older Adults." Demography 50(3): 1039-1064.

Palloni, A. and J.R. Thomas. 2013. "Estimation of Covariate Effects with Current Status Data and Differential Mortality." Demography 50(2): 521-544.

Samper-Ternent, R., R. Wong, and A. Palloni. 2011. "Older adults under a mixed regime of communicable and non-communicable diseases." Salud Publica de Mexico Vol 54(5).

Hauser, R.M. and A. Palloni. 2011. "Does intelligence affect longevity?" The Journal of Gerontology, Psychological Sciences Vol 66B, Supplement 1: i90-i101.

(Multiple authors) "Childhood socioeconomic position and objectively measured physical capability levels in adulthood: a systematic review and meta-analysis." PLoS One Vol 6(1):1-13

Palloni, A. and G. Pinto. 2010. "Rapidly Closing the Gap: Divergent Pathways to Low Mortality in Latin American and Caribbean Countries, 1950-2000." In R. Rogers and E. Crimmins (eds.) Handbook of Adult Mortality. Springer Publishing.

Ceballos, M. and A. Palloni. 2010. "Maternal and Infant Health of the Mexican-Origin Population in the United States: The Role of Acculturation, Duration, and Selection." Ethnicity and Health 15:377-396.

Palloni, A., C. Milesi, R. White, and A. Turner. 2009. "Early Childhood Health, Reproduction of Economic Inequalities and the Persistence of Health and Mortality Differentials." Social Science Medicine 68:1574-1582.

Ph.D., Sociology/Demography, University of Washington, 1977

Departmental Areas of Interest:
Aging and the Life Course
Class Analysis and Historical Change
Demography and Ecology
Economic Change and Development
Methods and Statistics
Political Sociology

Center for Demography and Ecology
Center for Demography of Health and Aging
Institute for Research on Poverty
Institute on Aging
Interdisciplinary Training Program in Education Sciences
Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Population Health Sciences

Research Interest Statement:
In recent research, Alberto Palloni conducted the first study to consider selection mechanisms arising from early childhood experience as a source of socioeconomic differentials in health and mortality in developed countries. He is also reconstructing adult mortality patterns for Latin American countries from 1850 onwards. He uses a novel procedure to simultaneously assess completeness of death registration and age-specific distortions in observed mortality patterns. This massive estimation exercise will identify new patterns of adult and old age mortality to document a century of Latin American mortality decline.