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Cesar Gonzalez, PhD, MSc

(February-August 2009) received his Masters degree in Demography from el Colegio de la Frontera Norte (COLEF). Following his graduation he participated in several secondary data research projects, including: "Demography of the elderly: implications for development and welfare" and "Analysis of the Mexican household survey of older adults". He recently finished his doctoral degree in Population Studies at the Colegio de Mexico (COLMEX). Cesar's research interests include health consequences in old age, including economic and residential changes due to health deterioration. His stay at UTMB was supported by the WHO/PAHO Center and supplementary funds from the Mexican Science Council (CONACYT). His visit was an opportunity to develop new research interests and collaborations with other researchers, which continue as he begins his new position as researcher at the Instituto de Geriatria in Mexico.

Peer-reviewed Articles

Wong R, Gonzalez- Gonzalez C. Old-Age Disability and Wealth Among Return Mexican Migrants From the United States. Journal of Aging and Health, 2010; 22(7):932-954. http://jah.sagepub.com/content/22/7/932.abstract


Gonzalez C, Wong R, Samper-Ternent R. “Mortality Risk in Older Adults in Mexico: the Role of Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases”. Award-Wining PosterPresented at The 2009 International Conference on Aging in the Americas. Austin, Texas - September 15-17, 2009.

News & Events

Dr. Rebeca Wong

UTMB researcher receives $3 million NIH grant on aging

Rebeca Wong, one of the nation's foremost experts on aging, has been awarded $3.03 million by the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health to continue a groundbreaking study in Mexico. Wong will use the grant for a longitudinal aging study she and collaborators started in 2001... read full article

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