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Lois M. Verbrugge

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Research Professor Emerita, Center for Population Planning, School of Public Health.

Research Professor Emerita and Senior Distinguished Research Scientist Emerita, Institute of Gerontology.

Ph.D., University of Michigan

Dr. Verbrugge is a social demographer who studies disability among midlife and older adults; how activities of older persons are affected by functional limitations; the twin issues of aging-with-disability and disability-with-aging; physical and social impacts of arthritis and other disabling conditions; and trends in activities and disability among midlife and older adults.

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Journal Articles

Verbrugge, Lois M., Dustin Brown, and Anna Zajacova. Forthcoming. "Disability Rises Gradually for a Cohort of Older Americans." Journals of Gerontology B: Psychological and Social Sciences. DOI. Abstract.

Verbrugge, Lois M. 2016. "Disability Experience and Measurement." Journal of Aging and Health, 28(7): 1124-1158. DOI. Abstract.

Verbrugge, Lois M., and Xian Liu. 2014. "Midlife Trends in Activities and Disability." Journal of Aging and Health, 26(2): 178-206. DOI. Abstract.

Banaszak-Holl, J., Jersey Liang, A. Quinones, Christine Cigolle, I. Lee, and Lois M. Verbrugge. 2011. "Trajectories of Functional Change Among Long Stayers in Nursing Homes: Does Baseline Impairment Matter?" Journal of Aging and Health, 23(5): 862-882. DOI. Abstract.

PSC Reports

Verbrugge, Lois M., and Shannon Ang. 2017. "Time and Effort: A Second Look at Family Reciprocity by Older Singaporeans." PSC Research Report No. 17-877. 1 2017. Abstract. PDF.

Verbrugge, Lois M., Kenzie Latham, and Philippa J. Clarke. 2017. "Aging with Disability for Midlife and Older Adults." PSC Research Report No. 17-876. 1 2017. Abstract. PDF.

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