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Senior Fellow, Washington Office, RAND Corporation; Adjunct Professor, Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

Research Interests

Population-level trends in health among adults, explanations for trends, socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities in trends, multi-period trajectories of health at the individual level.


Ph.D. Sociology, Princeton University, 1978

Regions and Countries Studied

Asia, China, England, Taiwan, United States

Related Publications

Zimmer Z, and Martin LG. 2007. "Key topics in the study of older adult health in developing countries that are experiencing population aging." Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology 22(3): 235-241.

Zimmer Z, Martin LG, Ofstedal M, and Chuang Y. 2007. "Education of adult children and mortality of their elderly parents in Taiwan." Demography 44(2): 289-305..

Zimmer Z, Martin LG, and Lin H. 2005. "Determinants of old-age mortality in Taiwan." Social Science and Medicine 60(3): 457-470..

Zimmer Z, Martin LG, and Chang M. 2002. "Changes in functional limitations and survival among the elderly in Taiwan: 1993, 1996, and 1999." Population Studies 56(3): 265-276..