Guest Researcher

Enrique Acosta

Enrique Acosta is a demographer, a Ramón y Cajal Fellow Research Scientist at the Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics (CED) in Barcelona, Spain, and a Guest Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock, Germany. He specializes in analyzing mortality trends, epidemic and pandemic mortality, cohort and generational influences on mortality, and the drivers of behaviourally-driven causes of death. Methodologically, he has developed new techniques to study Age, Period, and Cohort (APC) effects on mortality; and he is an expert in measuring excess mortality. Enrique has been a member of the Technical Advisory Group of the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (IGME-TAG) since March 2023.


Behavioral Determinants of Health and Mortality Projects details
Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Population Health Projects details
Methods, Models, and Measures in Population Health Projects details
Why Does Health in the US Continue to Lag Behind? Projects details

MPIDR Publications

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Acosta, E.:
Nature 613:7942, 31–33. (2023)
Acosta, E.; Mehta, N. K.; Myrskylä, M.; Ebeling, M.:
Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 77:Suppl. 2, S148–S157. (2022)       
Acosta, E.; Hallman, S. A.; Dillon, L. Y.; Ouellette, N.; Bourbeau, R. R.; Herring, D. A.; Inwood, K.; Earn, D. J. D.; Madrenas, J.; Miller, M. S.; Gagnon, A.:
Demography 56:5, 1723–1746. (2019)       
Riffe, T.; Acosta, E.; Aburto, J. M.; Alburez-Gutierrez, D.; Altová, A.; Alustiza Galarza, A.; Basellini, U.; Bignami-Van Assche, S.; Breton, D.; Choi, E.; Cimentada, J.; De Armas, G.; Del Fava, E.; Delgado, A.; Diaconu, V.; Donzowa, J.; Dudel, C.; Fröhlich, A.; Gagnon, A.; Garcia-Crisóstomo, M.; Garcia-Guerrero, V. M.; González-Diaz, A.; Hecker, I.; Koba, D. E.; Kolobova, M.; Kühn, M.; Lépori, M.; Liu, C.; Lozer, A.; Manea, M.-E.; Marey, L.; Masum, M.; Mogi, R.; Monicolle, C.; Morwinsky, S.; Musizvingoza, R.; Myrskylä, M.; Nepomuceno, M. R.; Nickel, M.; Nitsche, N.; Oksuzyan, A.; Oladele, S.; Olamijuwon, E.; Omodara, O.; Ouedraogo, S.; Paredes, M.; Pascariu, M. D.; Piriz, M.; Pollero, R.; Qanni, L.; Rehermann, F.; Ribeiro, F.; Rizzi, S.; Rowe, F.; Sarhan, A. R.; Sasson, I.; Shomron, E.; Shi, J.; Silva-Ramirez, R.; Strozza, C.; Torres, C.; Trias-Llimos, S.; Uchikoshi, F.; van Raalte, A. A.; Vazquez-Castillo, P.; Vilela, E.; Waqar, M. A.; Williams, I.; Zarulli, V.:
International Journal of Epidemiology 50:2, 390–390f. (2021)    
Pifarré i Arolas, H.; Acosta, E.; López-Casasnovas, G.; Lo, A.; Nicodemo, C.; Riffe, T.; Myrskylä, M.:
Scientific Reports 11:3504, 1–6. (2021)       

Other Publications

Acosta, E.; van Raalte A.A. :
Demographic Research 41:42, 1205-1234 (2019)
Pifarré i Arolas, H.; Acosta, E.; Myrskylä, M.:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 118:29, e2105987118-e2105987118 (2021).
Gagnon, A.; Acosta, E.; Hallman, S.; Bourbeau, R.; Dillon, L.; Earn, D.; Herring, D.A.; Inwood, K.; Madrenas, J.; Miller, M.S.:
mBio, 9: 1 (2018)

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