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Michal Engelman


College of Letters & Sciences

Hometown: Woodland Hills, CA

Michal Engelman is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the Director of the Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA), and the Principal Investigator of the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS), one of the premier American data resources for interdisciplinary research on aging and the life course. Engelman’s research combines methods from the social sciences and public health to examine health across the life course, with emphasis on early and mid-life exposures that influence health and mortality inequities.


On Wisconsin: People, Places, Health and Aging

The Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS) has followed Wisconsin’s 1957 high school graduates for 66 years, linking early and midlife experiences with later-life health. Recently, WLS engaged Hmong refugees resettled in Wisconsin to understand similarities and differences in the experiences of aging in the state.

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