Avendano, Mauricio


Dr Mauricio Avendano  

Department

Position held

Department of Social Policy

LSE Health

Principal Research Fellow and Deputy Director

Non LSE positions held

Department

Position held

Harvard School of Public Health (Boston, USA)

Adjunct Associate Professor

Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Center (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Experience keywords:

methods; social epidemiology; epidemiology; cardiovascular

Research summary > [Click to expand]

Mauricio Avendano is Principal Research Fellow and Deputy Director at LSE Health. He is also Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the Harvard School of Public health.

He is an epidemiologist with an interest in the causal impact of social policies on health from a cross-national comparative perspective. He was closely involved in the design 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, on which much of his research is based. 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 examine how economic recessions during critical periods in the life-course from childhood to adulthood influence health and mortality later in life in European countries and the United States. Part of his research also studies the impact of family support policies on the health of mothers, and whether cross-national differences in family support policies explain life expectancy differences between the US and European countries.

More recent work also examines the impact of health insurance coverage and social protection programmes on health in Colombia and other Latin American countries.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

HealthcarePolicy and Regulatory Bodies

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Europe; Latin America; USA

Languages:

Spanish [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; Dutch [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; French [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Intermediate]

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7203

Alt email:

mavendan@hsph.harvard.edu

Publications

LSE Research Online, Funnelback Search

2014

Cylus, Jonathan and Glymour, M. M. and Avendano, M. (2014) Do generous unemployment benefit programs reduce suicide rates?: a state fixed-effect analysis covering 1968-2008 American Journal of Epidemiology, 179 (12). 45-52. ISSN 0002-9262

Avendano, Mauricio and Kawachi, Ichiro (2014) Why do Americans have shorter life expectancy and worse health than do people in other high-income countries? Annual Review of Public Health, 35 (1). 307-325. ISSN 0163-7525

Cylus, Jonathan and Glymour, Maria M. and Avendano, Mauricio (2014) Cylus et al. respond to "unrealized benefits?" American Journal of Epidemiology, 180 (1). 56-57. ISSN 0002-9262

Cylus, Jonathan and Glymour, M. Maria and Avendano, Mauricio (2014) Do generous unemployment benefit programs improve health? The American Journal of Public Health. 1-20. ISSN 1541-0048

van Hedel, Karen and Avendano, Mauricio and Berkman, Lisa F. and Bopp, Matthias and Deboosere, Patrick and Lundberg, Olle and Martikainen, Pekka and Menvielle, Gwen and van Lenthe, Frank J. and Mackenbach, Johan P. (2014) The contribution of national disparities to international differences in mortality between the United States and 7 European countries. American Journal of Public Health. ISSN 0090-0036

Rodríguez López, Santiago and Montero, Pilar and Carmenate, Margarita and Avendano, Mauricio (2014) Functional decline over 2 years in older Spanish adults: evidence from the survey of health, ageing and retirement in Europe Geriatrics and Gerontology International, 14 (2). 403-412. ISSN 1444-1586

Arroyave, Ivan and Burdorf, Alex and Cardona, Doris and Avendano, Mauricio (2014) Socioeconomic inequalities in premature mortality in Colombia, 1998–2007: the double burden of non-communicable diseases and injuries Preventive Medicine, 64. 41-47. ISSN 0091-7435

Walter, Stefan and Glymour, Maria and Avendano, Mauricio (2014) The health effects of US unemployment insurance policy: does income from unemployment benefits prevent cardiovascular disease? PLOS One, 9 (7). e101193. ISSN 1932-6203

Hessel, Philipp and Avendano, Mauricio (2014) The impact of the financial crisis on health in Ireland and Greece: a quasi-experimental approach Public Health. ISSN 0033-3506

Riumallo-Herl, Carlos and Basu, Sanjay and Stuckler, David and Courtin, Emilie and Avendano, Mauricio (2014) Job loss, wealth and depression during the great recession in the USA and Europe International Journal of Epidemiology, Online. ISSN 0300-5771

Leist, Anja K. and Hessel, Philipp and Avendano, Mauricio (2014) Do economic recessions during early and mid-adulthood influence cognitive function in older age? Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 68 (2). 151-158. ISSN 1470-2738

Lopez-Arana, S and Avendano, Mauricio and van Lenthe, Frank J. and Burdorf, Alex (2014) Trends in overweight among women differ by occupational class: results from 33 low- and middle-income countries in the period 1992–2009 International Journal of Obesity, 38 (1). 97-105. ISSN 0307-0565

2013

Croezen, S. and Avendano, Mauricio and Burdof, A. and van Lenthe, Frank J. (2013) Does social participation decrease depressive symptoms in old age? In: Börsch-Supan, Axel and Brandt, Martina and Litwin, Howard and Weber, Guglielmo, (eds.) Active Ageing and Solidarity Between Generations in Europe: First Results From Share After the Economic Crisis. Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co., Berlin, Germany, 391-402. ISBN 9783110295467

Lopez-Arana, S and Burdorf, A. and Avendano, M. (2013) Trends in overweight by educational level in 33 low- and middle-income countries: the role of parity, age at first birth and breastfeeding Obesity Reviews, 14 (10). 806-817. ISSN 1467-7881

Leist, Anja K. and Glymour, M. Maria and Mackenbach, Johan P. and van Lenthe, Frank J. and Avendano, Mauricio (2013) Time away from work predicts later cognitive function: differences by activity during leave Annals of Epidemiology, 23 (8). 455-462. ISSN 1047-2797

Arroyave, Ivan and Cardona, Doris and Burdorf, Alex and Avendano, Mauricio (2013) The impact of increasing health insurance coverage on disparities in mortality: health care reform in Colombia, 1998–2007 American Journal of Public Health, 103 (3). e100-e106. ISSN 0090-0036

Hessel, Philipp and Avendano, Mauricio (2013) Are economic recessions at the time of leaving school associated with worse physical functioning in later life? Annals of Epidemiology, 23 (11). 708-715. ISSN 1047-2797

Vandoros, Sotiris and Hessel, Philipp and Leone, Tiziana and Avendano, Mauricio (2013) Have health trends worsened in Greece as a result of the financial crisis?: a quasi-experimental approach European Journal of Public Health, 23 (5). 727-731. ISSN 1101-1262

2012

Kumar, Santosh and Calvo, Rocio and Avendano, Mauricio and Sivaramakrishnan, Kavita and Berkman, Lisa F. (2012) Social support, volunteering and health around the world: cross-national evidence from 139 countries Social Science and Medicine, 74 (5). 696-706. ISSN 0277-9536

Moon, J. Robin and Glymour, M. Maria and Subramanian, S. V. and Avendano, Mauricio and Kawachi, Ichiro (2012) Transition to retirement and risk of cardiovascular disease: prospective analysis of the US health and retirement study Social Science and Medicine, 75 (3). 526-530. ISSN 0277-9536

Kok, Renske and Avendano, Mauricio and Bago d'Uva, Teresa and Mackenbach, Johan P. (2012) Can reporting heterogeneity explain differences in depressive symptoms across Europe? Social Indicators Research, 105 (2). 191-210. ISSN 0303-8300

Moon, J. R. and Capistrant, B. D. and Kawachi, I. and Avendano, Mauricio and Subramanian, S. V. and Bates, L. M. and Glymour, M. M. (2012) Stroke incidence in older US Hispanics: is foreign birth protective? Stroke, 43 (5). 1224-1229. ISSN 0039-2499

Avendano, Mauricio (2012) Correlation or causation?: income inequality and infant mortality in fixed effects models in the period 1960–2008 in 34 OECD countries Social Science and Medicine, 75 (4). 754-760. ISSN 0277-9536

2011

Avendano, Mauricio and Galama, Titus J. (2011) Inequalities in mortality in the US and Denmark: more alike than different: a commentary on Hoffmann Social Science and Medicine, 73 (11). 1569-1572 . ISSN 0277-9536

Avendano, Mauricio and Mackenbach, Johan P. (2011) Life-course health and labour market exit in 13 European countries: results from SHARELIFE In: Borsch-Supan, Axel and Brandt, M. and Schröder, M., (eds.) The Individual and the Welfare State: Life Histories in Europe. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 203-214. ISBN 9783642174711

White, Kellee and Avendano, Mauricio and Capistrant, Benjamin D. and Robin Moon, J. and Liu, Sze Y. and Maria Glymour, M. (2011) Self-reported and measured hypertension among older US- and foreign-born adults Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 14 (4). 721-726. ISSN 1557-1912

Giskes, K. and van Lenthe, F. and Avendano, Mauricio and Brug, J. (2011) A systematic review of environmental factors and obesogenic dietary intakes among adults: are we getting closer to understanding obesogenic environments? Obesity Reviews, 12 (5). e95-e106. ISSN 1467-7881

van Lenthe, Frank J. and Avendano, Mauricio and van Beeck, E. F. and Mackenbach, Johan P. (2011) Childhood and adulthood socioeconomic position and the hospital-based incidence of hip fractures after 13 years of follow-up: the role of health behaviours Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, online. ISSN 1470-2738

Avendano, Mauricio and Kawachi, Ichiro (2011) Invited commentary: the search for explanations of the American health disadvantage relative to the English American Journal of Epidemiology, 173 (8). 866-869. ISSN 0002-9262

Soerjomataram, Isabelle and Barendregt, Jan J. and Gartner, Coral and Kunst, Anton and Møller, Henrik and Avendano, Mauricio (2011) Reducing inequalities in lung cancer incidence through smoking policies Lung Cancer, 73 (3). 268-273. ISSN 0169-5002

Avendano, Mauricio and Kok, Renske and Glymour, M. Maria and Berkman, Lisa F. and Kawachi, Ichiro and Kunst, Anton and Mackenbach, Johan P. (2011) Do Americans have higher mortality than Europeans at all levels of the education distribution?: a comparison of the United States and 14 European countries In: Crimmins, Eileen M. and Preston, Samuel H. and Cohen, Barney, (eds.) International Differences in Mortality at Older Ages: Dimensions and Sources. National Academies Press, Washington DC, USA, 313-332. ISBN 9780309157339

2010

Avendano, Mauricio and Scherpenzeel , A. and Mackenbach, Johan P. (2010) Can biomarkers be collected in an internet survey? A pilot study in the LISS panel In: Das, Marcel and Ester, Peter and Kaczmirek, Lars, (eds.) Social and Behavioral Research and the Internet: Advances in Applied Methods and Research Strategies. European association of methodology series. Routledge, London, UK, 371-409. ISBN 9781848728172

Subramanian, S. V. and Huijts, Tim and Avendano, Mauricio (2010) Self-reported health assessments in the 2002 World Health Survey: how do they correlate with education? Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 88 (2). 131-138. ISSN 0042-9686

Giskes, K. and Avendaňo, Mauricio and Brug, J. and Kunst, A. E. (2010) A systematic review of studies on socioeconomic inequalities in dietary intakes associated with weight gain and overweight/obesity conducted among European adults Obesity Reviews, 11 (6). 413-429. ISSN 1467-7881

Glymour, M. M. and Maselko, J. and Gilman, S. E. and Patton, K. K. and Avendano, Mauricio (2010) Depressive symptoms predict incident stroke independently of memory impairments Neurology, 75 (23). 2063-2070. ISSN 0028-3878

van den Berg, T. and Schuring, M. and Avendano, Mauricio and Mackenbach, J. P. and Burdorf, A. (2010) The impact of ill health on exit from paid employment in Europe among older workers Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 67 (12). 845-852. ISSN 1351-0711

Mohd Hairi, Farizah and Mackenbach, Johan P. and Andersen-Ranberg, K. and Avendano, Mauricio (2010) Does socio-economic status predict grip strength in older Europeans? Results from the SHARE study in non-institutionalised men and women aged 50+ Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 64 (9). 829-837. ISSN 0143-005X

2009

Avendano, Mauricio and Huijts, Tim and Subramanian, S. V. (2009) RE: are Americans feeling less healthy?: the puzzle of trends in self-rated health American Journal of Epidemiology, 170 (12). 1581-1582. ISSN 0002-9262

Avendano, Mauricio and Jurges, Hendrik and Mackenbach, Johann P. (2009) Educational level and changes in health across Europe: longitudinal results from SHARE Journal of European Social Policy, 19 (4). 301-316. ISSN 0958-9287

DeFries, Triveni and Avendano, Mauricio and Glymour, M. Maria (2009) Level and change in cognitive test scores predict risk of first stroke Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 57 (3). 499-505. ISSN 0002-8614

Eikemo, Terje A and Skalická, Vera and Avendano, Mauricio (2009) Variations in relative health inequalities: are they a mathematical artefact? International Journal for Equity in Health, 8 (32). ISSN 1475-9276

Glymour, M. Maria and Avendano, Mauricio (2009) Can self-reported strokes be used to study stroke incidence and risk factors?: evidence from the health and retirement study Stroke, 40 (3). 873-879. ISSN 0039-2499

Maselko, Joanna and Bates, Lisa M. and Avendano, Mauricio and Glymour, M. Maria (2009) The intersection of sex, marital status, and cardiovascular risk factors in shaping stroke incidence: results from the health and retirement study Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 57 (12). 2293-2299. ISSN 0002-8614

2008

Avendano, Mauricio and Van Soest, Arthur (2008) Measuring pain: issues of interpretation Lancet, 372 (9637). 443. ISSN 0140-6736

Avendano, Mauricio and Glymour, M. Maria (2008) Obesity doesn't explain U.S.-Europe disparities Health Affairs, 27 (1). 298-298. ISSN 0278-2715

Avendano, Mauricio and Soerjomataram, Isabelle (2008) Monitoring trends in acute coronary syndromes: can we use hospital admission registries? Heart, 94 (12). 1524-1525. ISSN 1355-6037

Avendano, Mauricio and Mackenbach, Johan P. (2008) Changes in physical health among older Europeans In: Borsch-Supan, Axel and Brugiavini, Agar and Jürges, Hendrik and Kapteyn, Arie and Mackenbach, Johan P. and Siegrist, Johannes and Weber, Guglielmo, (eds.) First Results From the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (2004-2007). Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA), Mannheim, Germany, 118-124.

Avendano, Mauricio and Glymour, M. Maria and Banks, James and Mackenbach, Johann P. (2008) Health disadvantage in US adults aged 50 to 74 years: a comparison of the health of rich and poor Americans with that of Europeans American Journal of Public Health, 99 (3). 540-548. ISSN 0090-0036

Glymour, M. Maria and Defries, Triveni B. and Kawachi, Ichiro and Avendano, Mauricio (2008) Spousal smoking and incidence of first stroke: the Health and Retirement Study American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 35 (3). 245-248. ISSN 0749-3797

Glymour, M. Maria and Avendaño, Mauricio and Haas, Steven and Berkman, Lisa F. (2008) Lifecourse social conditions and racial disparities in incidence of first stroke Annals of Epidemiology, 18 (12). 904-912. ISSN 1047-2797

Kok, Renske and Avendano, Mauricio and Mackenbach, Johan P. (2008) The association between socioeconomic status and changes in health in Europe In: Borsch-Supan, Axel and Brugiavini, Agar and Jürges, Hendrik and Kapteyn, Arie and Mackenbach, Johan P. and Siegrist, Johannes and Weber, Guglielmo, (eds.) First Results From the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (2004-2007): Starting the Longitudinal Dimension. Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA), Mannheim, Germany, 125-130. ISBN 9783000249693

Jürges, Hendrik and Avendano, Mauricio and Mackenbach, Johan P. (2008) Are different measures of self-rated health comparable? An assessment in five European countries European Journal of Epidemiology, 23 (12). 773-781. ISSN 0393-2990

Avendano, Mauricio and Glymour, M. Maria (2008) Stroke disparities in older Americans: is wealth a more powerful indicator of risk than income and education? Stroke, 39 (5). 1533-1540. ISSN 0039-2499

Huisman, Martijn and van Lenthe, Frank J. and Avendano, Mauricio and Mackenbach, Johan P. (2008) The contribution of job characteristics to socioeconomic inequalities in incidence of myocardial infarction Social Science and Medicine, 66 (11). 2240-2252. ISSN 0277-9536

Mohd Hairi, Farizah and Avendano, Mauricio and Mackenbach, Johan P. (2008) Changes in health-behaviour related determinants In: Borsch-Supan, Axel and Brugiavini, Agar and Jürges, Hendrik and Kapteyn, Arie and Mackenbach, Johan P. and Siegrist, Johannes and Weber, Guglielmo, (eds.) First Results From the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (2004-2007): Starting the Longitudinal Dimension. Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA), Mannheim, Germany, 131-136. ISBN 9783000249693

Dekok, Inge M. C. M. and van Lenthe, Frank J. and Avendano, Mauricio and Louwman, Marieke and Coebergh, Jan-Willem W. and Mackenbach, Johan P. (2008) Childhood social class and cancer incidence: results of the globe study Social Science and Medicine, 66 (5). 1131-1139. ISSN 0277-9536

Burdorf, Alex and Tilja, van den Berg and Avendano, Mauricio and Kunst, Anton and Mackenbach, Johan P. (2008) The effects of ill health on displacement from the labour market and potential impact of prevention In: Borsch-Supan, Axel and Brugiavini, Agar and Jürges, Hendrik and Kapteyn, Arie and Mackenbach, Johan P. and Siegrist, Johannes and Weber, Guglielmo, (eds.) First Results From the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (2004-2007): Starting the Longitudinal Dimension. Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA), Mannheim, Germany, 137-142. ISBN 9783000249693

2007

Glymour, M. Maria and Avendano, Mauricio and Berkman, Lisa F. (2007) Is the 'Stroke Belt' worn from childhood?: risk of first stroke and state of residence in childhood and adulthood Stroke, 38 (9). 2415-2421. ISSN 0039-2499

2006

Avendano, Mauricio (2006) Smoking and inequalities Lancet, 368 (9545). 1417-1418. ISSN 0140-6736

Avendano, Mauricio and Mackenbach, Johann P. (2006) Blood glucose levels: facing a global crisis Lancet, 368 (9548). 1631-1632. ISSN 0140-6736

Avendano, Mauricio and Boshuizen, Hendriek C. and Schellevis, F. G. and Mackenbach, Johan P. and van Lenthe, Frank J. and van den Bos, G. A. M. (2006) Disparities in stroke preventive care in general practice did not explain socioeconomic disparities in stroke Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 59 (12). 1285-1294. ISSN 0895-4356

Avendano, Mauricio and Kawachi, Ichiro and van Lenthe, Frank J. and Boshuizen, Hendriek C. and Mackenbach, Johann P. and van den Bos, G. A. M. and Fay, Martha E. and Berkman, Lisa F. (2006) Socioeconomic status and stroke incidence in the US elderly: the role of risk factors in the EPESE study Stroke, 37 (6). 1368-1373. ISSN 0039-2499

2005

Aro, Arja R. and Avendano, Mauricio and Mackenbach, Johan P. (2005) Health behaviour In: Borsch-Supan, Axel and Brugiavini, Agar and Jürges, Hendrik and Mackenbach, Johan P. and Siegrist, Johannes and Weber, Guglielmo, (eds.) Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe: First Results From the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe. Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA), Mannheim, Germany, 102-107. ISBN 300015812X

Avendano, Mauricio and Kunst, Anton and van Lenthe, Frank J. and van den Bos, V. and Costa, G. and Valkonen, T. and Cardano, M. and Harding, S. and Borgan, J-K. and Glickman, M. and Reid, A. and Mackenbach, J. P. (2005) Trends in socioeconomic disparities in stroke mortality in six European countries between 1981-1985 and 1991-1995 American Journal of Epidemiology, 161 (1). 52-61. ISSN 0002-9262

Mackenbach, Johan P. and Avendano, Mauricio and Andersen-Ranberg, Karen and Aro, Arja R. (2005) Physical health In: Borsch-Supan, Axel and Brugiavini, Agar and Jürges, Hendrik and Mackenbach, Johan P. and Siegrist, Johannes and Weber, Guglielmo, (eds.) Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe: First Results From the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe. Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA), Mannheim, Germany, 82-88. ISBN 300015812X

Avendano, Mauricio and Aro, Arja R. and Mackenbach, Johan P. (2005) Socio-economic disparities in physical health in 10 European countries In: Borsch-Supan, Axel and Brugiavini, Agar and Jürges, Hendrik and Mackenbach, Johan P. and Siegrist, Johannes and Weber, Guglielmo, (eds.) Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe: First Results From the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe. Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA), Mannheim, Germany, 89-94. ISBN 300015812X

Avendano, Mauricio and Kunst, A. E. and Huisman, M. and van Lenthe, F. and Bopp, M. and Regidor, E. and Glickman, M. and Costa, G. and Spadea, T. and Deboosere, P. and Borrell, C. and Valkonen, T. and Gisser, R. and Borgan, J-K. and Gadeyne, S. and Mackenbach, J. P. (2005) Socioeconomic status and ischaemic heart disease mortality in 10 Western European populations during the 1990s Heart, 92 (4). 461-467. ISSN 1355-6037

2004

Avendano, Mauricio and Kunst, Anton E. and Huisman, Martijn and van Lenthe, Frank J. and Bopp, Matthias and Borrell, Carme and Valkonen, Tapani and Regidor, Enrique and Costa, Giuseppe and Donkin, Angela and Borgan, Jens-Kristian and Deboosere, Patrick and Gadeyne, Sylvie and Spadea, Teresa and Andersen, Otto and Mackenbach, Johan P. (2004) Educational level and stroke mortality: a comparison of 10 European populations during the 1990s Stroke, 35 (2). 432-437. ISSN 0039-2499


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