Jennifer Ailshire

Expert in health and aging in communities

Assistant Professor of Gerontology, USC Davis School

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Spatial Sciences, USC Dornsife College


  • health and aging
  • centenarians
  • role of neighborhoods and community in health and well-being
  • stress and sleep, reasons behind lack of sleep in US
  • air pollution and health in older adults
  • demographics of aging
  • health and retirement
  • issues of open access for social science

Additional Information

  • Recipient of National Institute on Aging Pathways to Independence Award
  • Conducts research using data from the Health and Retirement Study longest-running study of aging in the U.S.


  • Spanish

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