The overarching mission of the Society and Health Research Center is to advance well-being at the individual, social, and institutional levels in a context of global demographic, epidemiological, technological, and environmental change. To pursue this mission, the goals of the center are to conduct world-class interdisciplinary research with real-world implications, train new researchers, and disseminate evidence to broad audiences.

Our research strengths are grouped into three clusters: (1) social and life-course determinants of health and aging, (2) social relationships and cohesion, (3) and institutions and regulation from a cross-national and comparative perspective. To study these issues, we use mixed methods and embrace the new opportunities arising with an era of big “cells to society” data.

Principal Investigators
Director and Full Professor

Areas of expertise

life-course sociology, social epidemiology, aging research, comparative public policy

Center clusters

health and aging, social relationships and cohesion, institutions and regulation


Assistant Professor

Areas of expertise

political science, public policy, government, statistics

Center clusters

social relationships and cohesion, institutions and regulation


Associate Professor

Areas of expertise

social epidemiology, alcohol and drugs, violence, evaluation of programs and policies, epidemiological methods

Center clusters

health and aging, social relationships and cohesion, institutions and regulation


Assistant Professor

Areas of expertise

Social Security systems, aging, health and well-being at retirement, retirement timing, alcohol use and suicide, life course theory and productive aging, research methods, longitudinal data analysis

Center clusters

health and aging, social relationships and cohesion, institutions and regulation


Assistant Professor

Areas of expertise

bioanthropology, anthropological genetics, human ecology, cultural and biological evolution

Center clusters

health and aging, social relationships and cohesion


Assistant Professor

Areas of expertise

Public health, global health, international migration, HIV/sexually transmited infections

Center clusters

health and aging, social relationships and cohesion, institutions and regulation


Assistant Professor

Areas of expertise

Peer relationships in adolescents, social network analysis, bullying and school victimization, selection processes and social influence, friendships and prosocial behavior

Center clusters

health and aging, social relationships and cohesion


Assistant Professor

Areas of expertise

migration, racialization, gender dynamics, inter-ethnic/group coexistence, moral economy, human trafficking

Center clusters

social relationships and cohesion, institutions and regulation


Assistant Professor

Areas of expertise

Biobehavioral health; adolescence; development; nicotine and drug co-use; bioinformatics; behavior and genomic mechanisms; electric devices (vapers).

Center clusters

health and aging, social relationships and cohesion, institutions and regulation


Assistant Professor

Areas of expertise

environmental epidemiology, life course epidemiology, epidemiological methods

Center clusters

social and life-course determinants of health, institutions and regulation from a cross-national and comparative perspective


Adjunct Researchers
Associate Professor

Areas of expertise

international law, philosophy and legal theory, institutions and comparative and international regulation, aging and disability, environment (climate change and biodiversity)

Center clusters

health and aging, institutions and regulation


Data analyst

Areas of expertise

health economics, epidemiology, public policy, aging, statistics

Center clusters

health and aging, social relationships and cohesion, institutions and regulation


Adjunct Researcher

Areas of expertise

Subjective well-being, labor markets, disaster studies, regional and development economics

Center clusters

social relationships and cohesion


Adjunct Researcher

Areas of expertise

Political institutions, processes, political cabinets, elites

Center clusters

Institutions and regulation from a cross-national and comparative perspective


Adjunct Researcher

Areas of expertise

Comparative politics, legislative process and data science for public policies

Center clusters

Institutions and regulation from a cross-national and comparative perspective


Operations
Administrative Assistant

Communications Manager and Center Administrator

Areas of expertise

Research management, digital communication


CISSlabs Collaborators
Research Assistant

Areas of expertise

epidemiology, aging, mental health

Center clusters

health and aging, social relationships and cohesion, institutions and regulation


Research Assistant

Areas of expertise

data management and data analysis

Center clusters

health and aging


Research Assistant

Areas of expertise

bioanthropology and public health

Center clusters

health and aging


Research Assistant

Areas of expertise

reproduction, evolution of life history traits, evolutionary demographics, human ecology

Center clusters

social relationships and cohesion


Research Assistant

Areas of expertise

Environmental Regulation, Climate Change and Nutrition

Center clusters

institutions and regulations


Collaborator

Administrative Assistant

Project and Development Manager

Executive director Millennium Nucleus nDP & Sociomed

Areas of expertise

Monitoring and management of projects and public policies


Research Assistant

Areas of expertise

Medical anthropology, gender, public health, qualitative research


Design Manager

Areas of expertise

Digital graphic design, editorial, infographics and audiovisual


Collaborator

Center clusters

health and aging, relations and social cohesion, institutions and regulation


PhD students in Public Policy
PhD in Public Policy student

Areas of expertise

language disorders in school-age children

Center clusters

health and aging


PhD in Public Policy student

Areas of expertise

drug policy, biostatistics and social epidemiology

Center clusters

health and aging, institutions and regulation, social relationships and cohesion


PhD in Public Policy student

Areas of expertise

Public Health, Health Programs and Policies.

Center clusters

health and aging, institutions and regulation


PhD in Public Policy student

Areas of expertise

Public Health, Salud Pública, Medical Sexology, Family planning and clinical simulation

Center clusters

health and aging, institutions and regulation


PhD in Public Policy student

Areas of expertise

Gender violence, Political repression, reparation to victims; State programs for intervention in gender-based violence

Center clusters

health and aging, institutions and regulation, social relationships and cohesion


PhD in Public Policy student

Areas of expertise

Study of authoritarian legacies in Chilean institutions, specifically in public defense policy; academic management in Chilean universities

Center clusters

Institutions and regulation


PhD in Public Policy student

Areas of expertise

Behavioral Economics and Geriatrics

Center clusters

health and aging


Past CISSlabs Collaborators
Graduate student, PhD in Public Policy

Areas of expertise

aging, environmental health, public health

Center clusters

health and aging


Intern, MPH in Biostatistics, Columbia University, USA.

Intern, MPH in Epidemiology, Columbia University, USA.

Intern, Undergraduate in Psychology, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany

Practicing

Intern, MPH in Global Health, Columbia University, USA.

Research Assistant

Research Assistant

Areas of expertise

human ecology, population genetics

Center clusters

health and aging, social relationships and cohesion


Intern, MPH in Epidemiology, Columbia University, USA.

Intern, MPH in Global Health, Columbia University, USA.

Intern, Kinesiology student, Universidad Mayor

Intern, Kinesiology student, Universidad Mayor

Intern, Kinesiology student, Universidad Mayor

Intern, Medical School student, Universidad Mayor

Practicante

Practicante, Universidad Johns Hopkins.

Practicante, Universidad Johns Hopkins.

Practicante, Universidad Harvard

Practicante, Columbia University

Practicante, Columbia University

Location

The Society and Health Research Center (CISS) is located on the Alonso de Córdova Campus of Universidad Mayor. Address: Badajoz 130, Office 1305, Las Condes, Santiago. Subway line 1, Manquehue stop

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Contact

Badajoz 130, Las Condes Office 1305 Santiago, RM 7560908 Chile
+56 2 2518 9894|ciss@umayor.cl