Anna Oksuzyan

Max Planck Research Group: Gender Gaps in Health and Survival

Head of Independent Research Group

Phone+49 (0)381 2081-178


Anna Oksuzyan comes from Armenia. She has been trained as a medical doctor and holds a Master’s degree in Public Health. She arrived at the MPIDR in 2003 to participate in the research program offered by the International Max Planck Research School of Demography. She completed her PhD in 2010 at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense. From 2013 to 2014, she was Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Biodemography at said university. Since February 2015, she has been heading  the Max Planck Research Group Gender Gaps in Health and Survival at the MPIDR.


  • Age Trajectories of and Cohort Differences in Health Project details
  • Gender Differences in Health and Mortality: Comparative Approach Project details
  • Gender Differences in Health and Mortality: Role of Biology, Behavior, and Social Factors Project details
  • Gender, Hospitalization, and Mortality Project details
  • Health Patterns at the End of Life Project details
  • The Baltic Sea States Project Project details
  • Wissenschaftsinitiative Migration der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft: The Challenges of Migration, Integration and Exclusion Project details

MPIDR Publications (selected)

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Oksuzyan, A.; Danko, M. J.; Caputo, J.; Jasilionis, D.; Shkolnikov, V. M.:
Social Science and Medicine (2019).
Oksuzyan, A.; Sauer, T.; Gampe, J.; Höhn, A.; Wod, M.; Christensen, K.; Wastesson, J. W.:
Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences 74:5, 742-747 (2019).
Santacroce, A.; Wastesson, J. W.; Höhn, A.; Christensen, K.; Oksuzyan, A.:
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 72:6, 526-531 (2018).
Carollo, A.; Calduch Verdiell, N.; Hale, J. M.; Andersen-Ranberg, K.; Lindahl-Jacobsen, R.; Oksuzyan, A.:
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 67:3, 471-476 (2019).
Christensen, K.; Thinggaard, M.; Oksuzyan, A.; Steenstrup, T.; Andersen-Ranberg, K.; Jeune, B.; McGue, M.; Vaupel, J. W.:
Lancet 382:9903, 1507-1513 (2013).


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