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October 23, 2003


National Institutes of Health Appoints Professor Jacqueline Angel to National
Institute on Aging

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has appointed LBJ School Professor Jacqueline Angel as a member of its National Institute on Aging (NIA). Angel will serve on the Behavior and Social Science of Aging Review Committee for a four-year term, which will end June 2007. One of 25 institutes and centers of the NIH, the NIA leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging, improve the quality of life of the elderly population, and assess the policy impacts of this growing population in the United States.

Angel, who has a Ph.D. in Sociology from Rutgers University, conducts research on medical care organization and financing and how these factors affect the way individuals of different ages and cultural groups use health and social services. One of the foremost researchers in the area of Hispanic aging and elderly Mexican Americans, Angel examines observable factors implicated in the health and economic security of Hispanic elders to life cycle demographic events and to the constraints imposed by the policy environment. She is particularly interested in how cultural heterogeneity among the elderly affects the design of programs for the cost-effective delivery of health services and for the provision of long-term care.

Her publications include numerous articles and chapters on social policy issues related to health and aging as well as three books, Health and Living Arrangements of the Elderly (Garland Publishing, 1991); Painful Inheritance: Health and the New Generation of Fatherless Families (University of Wisconsin Press, 1993); and Who Will Care for Us? Aging and Long-term Care in Multicultural America (New York University Press, 1997).

Angel has sat on several state government health and human service committees. Currently, she is the President of the Board of Family Eldercare, Inc. (501(c)(3)) and the host of Mature Texas, a Travis County public affairs television program on older adults in Central Texas.

A member of the executive committee of the LBJ School’s Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP), Angel teaches courses on policy development with respect to health care and the politics of aging, disability and long-term care.

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23 October 2003

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