Michal Engelman

Michal Engelman


575 Sociology of Aging and the Life Course
Soc 170 Population Problems
Soc 663 Population and Society: Population Economics

Associate Professor of Sociology
4432 Sewell Social Sciences
(608) 262-9856
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Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications:
Engelman, M., Kestenbaum, BM, Zuelsdorff, M., Mehta, N, Lauderdale, D. 2017. "Work Disability Among Native-Born and Foreign-Born Americans: On Origins, Health, and Social Safety Nets." Demography (forthcoming).

Engelman, M., Seplaki, C.L., Varadhan, R. 2017. A Quiescent Phase in Human Mortality? Exploring the Ages of Least Vulnerability Demography 54(3):PMID2839179.

Garoon, J.P., Engelman, M., Gitlin, L.N., Szanton, S.L. 2016. Where does the neighborhood go? Trust, social engagement, and health among older adults in Baltimore City. Health & Place 41: 58-66. PMCID: PMC5465432

Engelman, M. 2014. Global Ageing: Demographic and Ethical Challenges to Population Health and Development Policies' in M. Freeman, S. Hawkes, and B. Bennett (Eds.) Law and Global Health: Current Legal Issues Volume 16 London: Oxford University Press. pp.308-330

Engelman, M., Caswell, H., Agree, E.M. 2014. Why do variance trends for the young and old diverge? A perturbation analysis. Demographic Research30 (48):1367-1396

Cunningham, S.A., Yount, K.M., Engelman, M., Agree, E.M. 2013. Returns on lifetime investments in children in Ismailia, Egypt. Demography 50(2): 699-724.

Zhang, Y., Engelman, M., Agree, E.M. 2012. Moving considerations: A longitudinal analysis of parent-child residential proximity for older Americans. Research on Aging (News coverage)

Engelman, M., Canudas-Romo, V., Agree, E.M. 2010. The implications of increased survivorship for mortality variation in aging populations. Population and Development Review 36(3):511-539.

Engelman, M., Agree, E.M., Meoni, L., Klag, M.J. 2010. Propositional density and cognitive function in later life: Results from the Precursors Study. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences 65(6):706-11.

Engelman, M., Agree, E.M., Yount, K.M., Bishai, D. 2010. Parity and parentsí health in later-life: The gendered case of Ismailia, Egypt. Population Studies 64(2): 165 -178.

Engelman, M., Johnson S. 2007. Population aging and international development: Addressing competing claims of distributive justice. Developing World Bioethics 7(1): 8-18.

Ph.D., Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Departmental Areas of Interest:
Aging and the Life Course
Demography and Ecology
Medical Sociology
Methods and Statistics

Center for Demography and Ecology
Center for Demography of Health and Aging

Research Interest Statement:
Engelman is a demographer and gerontologist studying the dynamics of population aging and the determinants of longevity and well-being at older ages. Her work examines trajectories of health throughout the life course and their connection with changing aggregate patterns of mortality and morbidity over time. She is currently analyzing the implications of historical population change for contemporary health inequalities and developing a conceptual framework linking demographic and clinical notions of frailty and resilience with the sociological concept of cumulative disadvantage.