Population Health

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Why Does Health in the US Continue to Lag Behind?

Mikko Myrskylä, Marcus Ebeling, Enrique Acosta, Neil Kishor Mehta (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA)

In this project, a multidisciplinary group of researchers provides an updated and wide-ranging treatment of the question: “What are the main factors driving the US shortfall in health and mortality?”  Detailed Description

Research Keywords:

Aging, Mortality and Longevity

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Abrams, L. R.; Myrskylä, M.; Mehta, N. K.:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 120:42, e2308360120–e2308360120. (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)    
Mehta, N. K.; Myrskylä, M.:
The Journals of Gerontology: Series B 77:Supplement_2, S113–S116. (2022)    
Abrams, L. R.; Mehta, N. K.; Myrskylä, M.:
International Journal of Epidemiology 50:6, 1970–1978. (2021)    
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