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Research Scientist, Population Studies Center.
Research Scientist, Survey Research Center.
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Dr. Ofstedal's research interests include transitions in physical and cognitive functioning in old-age, issues relating to access and utilization of health and long-term care services, intergenerational relations and support, methodological issues in survey research, longitudinal survey design and analysis, and comparative research.
Sakshaug, Joseph, Mick P. Couper, Mary Beth Ofstedal, and David Weir. 2012. "Linking survey and administrative records: mechanisms of consent." Sociological Methods and Research, 41: 535-569. DOI. Abstract.
Ofstedal, Mary Beth, and David Weir. 2011. "Recruitment and Retention of Minority Participants in the Health and Retirement Study." Gerontologist, 51(suppl. 1): S8-S20. PMCID: PMC3106365. DOI. Abstract.
Chiu, C.J., L.A. Wray, and Mary Beth Ofstedal. 2011. "Diabetes-related change in physical disability from midlife to older adulthood: Evidence from 1996-2003 Survey of Health and Living Status of the Elderly in Taiwan." Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 91(3): 413-423. PMCID: PMC3055952. DOI. Abstract.
Liang, Jersey, Ana R. Quinones, Joan M. Bennett, Xiao Xu, Benjamin A. Shaw, and Mary Beth Ofstedal. 2010. "Evolving Self-Rated Health in Middle and Old Age: How Does it Differ Across Black, Hispanic, and White Americans?" Journal of Aging and Health, 22(1): 3-26. PMCID: PMC2833212. DOI. Abstract.
Sakshaug, Joseph W., Mick P. Couper, and Mary Beth Ofstedal. 2010. "Characteristics of Physical Measurement Consent in a Population-Based Survey of Older Adults." Medical Care, 48(1): 64-71. DOI. Abstract.
Hermalin, Albert, Mary Beth Ofstedal, Cathy Sun, and I-Wen Liu. 2009. "Nativity differentials in older age mortality in Taiwan: Do they exist and why?" Journal of Population Studies, (39): 1-58. PMCID: PMC3163851. Abstract. Public Access.
Cigolle, Christine T., Mary Beth Ofstedal, Zhiyi Tian, and Caroline S. Blaum. 2009. "Comparing Models of Frailty: The Health and Retirement Study." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 57(5): 830-839. DOI. Abstract.
Liang, Jersey, J.M. Bennett, B.A. Shaw, A.R. Quinones, Wei-Jun Jean Yeung, X. Xu, and Mary Beth Ofstedal. 2008. "Gender differences in functional status in middle and older age: Are there any age variations?" Journals of Gerontology Series B-Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 63(5): S282-S292. Abstract.
Wong, Rebeca, Mary Beth Ofstedal, K. Yount, and Emily M. Agree. 2008. "Unhealthy lifestyles among older adults: exploring transitions in Mexico and the US." European Journal of Ageing, 5(4): 311-326. DOI. Abstract.