Mauricio Avendano is Principal Research Fellow at LSE Health and Social Care. He is an epidemiologist with an interest in the causal impact of social and economic policies on health from a cross-national comparative perspective. He has been closely involved in the design and coordination of the health module of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), a comparative study of 18 countries examining the links between health and the social and economic dimensions of life. He completed his PhD at the Erasmus University in the Netherlands. Before coming to LSE, he was Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Health of the Erasmus Medical Center, and David Bell Research Fellow at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. His current research integrates econometric and epidemiological approaches to study the impact of social policy on health in Europe and the US. In 2011, he was awarded a Starting Independent Researcher grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to explore the links between economic cycles and health. His research in the coming five years will examine the short- and long-term effects of historical economic fluctuations on health during the last 50 years in 18 countries, exploring potential pathways and the role of welfare policies and institutions. He shares his LSE appointment with a part-time appointment at the Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands, and an adjunct appointment at the Harvard School of Public Health.
For a full list of Mauricio's publications, please see his LSE Research Online page.