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


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


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


Adjunct Researchers
Adjunct Associate Professor

Areas of expertise

life-course epidemiology, psychiatric disorders, age-period-cohort

Center clusters

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


Research Assistant

Areas of expertise

health economics, public policy, aging, statistics

Center clusters

health and aging, institutions and regulation


Operations
CISS Coordinator and Researcher

Areas of expertise

health inequalities, social epidemiology, risky health behaviors, quantitative methods, public health programs and policies

Center clusters

health and aging, social relationships and cohesion


Administrative Assistant

CISSlabs Collaborators
Data analyst

Areas of expertise

health economics, epidemiology, public policy, aging, statistics

Center clusters

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


Research Assistant

Areas of expertise

language disorders in school-age children

Center clusters

health and aging


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

International laws

Center clusters

institutions and regulation


Research Assistant

Areas of expertise

international law

Center clusters

institutions and regulation


Research Assistant

Areas of expertise

disability

Center clusters

health and aging, institutions and regulation


Research Assistant

Areas of expertise

human ecology, population genetics

Center clusters

health and aging, social relationships and cohesion


Research Assistant

Areas of expertise

legal treatment of water and the environment, institutions and environmental regulation

Center clusters

institutions and regulations


Investigador Asistente

Areas of expertise

Effects of climate change on biodiversity, legal aspects

Center clusters

institutions and regulation


Investigador Asistente

Areas of expertise

international human rights law, environment legal commentary on the case of War Orders and Others vs Chile

Center clusters

institutions and regulation


Research Asistant

Areas of expertise

drug policy, biostatistics and social epidemiology

Center clusters

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


Research Asistant

Areas of expertise

Drug policy, biostatistics, social epidemiology

Center clusters

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


Past CISSlabs Collaborators
Data Analyst

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

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

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 2328 9800|ciss@umayor.cl