E M Crimmins

Summary

Affiliation: University of Southern California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Hispanic paradox in biological risk profiles
    Eileen M Crimmins
    Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0191, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1305-10. 2007
  2. pmc Infection, inflammation, height, and longevity
    Eileen M Crimmins
    Andrus Gerontology Center, College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0191, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:498-503. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Changes in biological markers of health: older Americans in the 1990s
    Eileen M Crimmins
    Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, 3715 McClintock Avenue, MC 0191, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0191, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:1409-13. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Childhood conditions and late-life health: introduction
    Eileen M Crimmins
    Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0191, USA
    Soc Biol 52:89-93. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Using anthropometric indicators for Mexicans in the United States and Mexico to understand the selection of migrants and the "Hispanic paradox"
    Eileen M Crimmins
    Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0191, USA
    Soc Biol 52:164-77. 2005
  6. pmc Life with and without heart disease among women and men over 50
    Eileen M Crimmins
    Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    J Women Aging 20:5-19. 2008
  7. pmc Poverty and biological risk: the earlier "aging" of the poor
    Eileen M Crimmins
    Andrus Gerontology Center, 3715 McClintock Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0191, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 64:286-92. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Workplace characteristics and work disability onset for men and women
    Eileen M Crimmins
    Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
    Soz Praventivmed 49:122-31. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Trends in the health of the elderly
    Eileen M Crimmins
    Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089 0191, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 25:79-98. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Age differences in allostatic load: an index of physiological dysregulation
    Eileen M Crimmins
    Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0191, USA
    Exp Gerontol 38:731-4. 2003

Research Grants

  1. USC/UCLA Center on Biodemography & Population Health
    Eileen Crimmins; Fiscal Year: 2007
  2. Multidisciplinary Research In Training in Gerontology
    Eileen Crimmins; Fiscal Year: 2007
  3. Biological Risk Underlying Education Health Differences
    Eileen Crimmins; Fiscal Year: 2006
  4. Preparation and Distribution of the NUJLSOA
    Eileen Crimmins; Fiscal Year: 2003
  5. BIOLOGICAL EXPLANATIONS OF SES DIFFERENCES IN HEALTH
    Eileen Crimmins; Fiscal Year: 2001

Detail Information

Publications37

  1. pmc Hispanic paradox in biological risk profiles
    Eileen M Crimmins
    Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0191, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1305-10. 2007
    ..We examined biological risk profiles by race, ethnicity, and nativity to evaluate evidence for a Hispanic paradox in measured health indicators...
  2. pmc Infection, inflammation, height, and longevity
    Eileen M Crimmins
    Andrus Gerontology Center, College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0191, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:498-503. 2006
    ..Thus, early growth and cardiovascular diseases of old age may share infectious and inflammatory causes rooted in the external environment...
  3. ncbi request reprint Changes in biological markers of health: older Americans in the 1990s
    Eileen M Crimmins
    Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, 3715 McClintock Avenue, MC 0191, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0191, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:1409-13. 2005
    ..This article assesses changes in the physiological status of older Americans during the 1990s using biological measures of high-risk for morbidity and mortality...
  4. ncbi request reprint Childhood conditions and late-life health: introduction
    Eileen M Crimmins
    Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0191, USA
    Soc Biol 52:89-93. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Using anthropometric indicators for Mexicans in the United States and Mexico to understand the selection of migrants and the "Hispanic paradox"
    Eileen M Crimmins
    Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0191, USA
    Soc Biol 52:164-77. 2005
    ..Results support a role for selection in the Hispanic paradox and demonstrate the importance of education and childhood health as determinants of late-life health in both Mexico and the United States...
  6. pmc Life with and without heart disease among women and men over 50
    Eileen M Crimmins
    Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    J Women Aging 20:5-19. 2008
    ..At age 50 women can expect to live 7.9 years and men 6.7 years with heart disease. The average woman experiences heart disease onset three years older and heart attacks 4.4 years older than men...
  7. pmc Poverty and biological risk: the earlier "aging" of the poor
    Eileen M Crimmins
    Andrus Gerontology Center, 3715 McClintock Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0191, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 64:286-92. 2009
    ..We examined age differences in levels of biological risk factors in the U.S. population by poverty status. It is not clear how socioeconomic status differentials in biological risk change with age because of mortality...
  8. ncbi request reprint Workplace characteristics and work disability onset for men and women
    Eileen M Crimmins
    Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
    Soz Praventivmed 49:122-31. 2004
    ..We examine whether the association persists when controlling for major chronic disease experience. We also address whether job characteristics are ultimately associated with the receipt of disability benefits...
  9. ncbi request reprint Trends in the health of the elderly
    Eileen M Crimmins
    Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089 0191, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 25:79-98. 2004
    ..On the other hand, having a disease appears to be less disabling than in the past...
  10. ncbi request reprint Age differences in allostatic load: an index of physiological dysregulation
    Eileen M Crimmins
    Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0191, USA
    Exp Gerontol 38:731-4. 2003
    ..Allostatic load is remarkably constant in the older ages after increasing sharply in the years from 20 to 60. We hypothesize that this represents mortality selectivity of the population by physiological status...
  11. pmc Change in disability-free life expectancy for Americans 70-years-old and older
    Eileen M Crimmins
    Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0191, USA
    Demography 46:627-46. 2009
    ..Results also indicate that while reductions in incidence and increases in recovery work to decrease population prevalence of disability, declining mortality among the disabled has been a force toward increasing disability prevalence...
  12. pmc Gender differences in health: results from SHARE, ELSA and HRS
    Eileen M Crimmins
    Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0191, USA
    Eur J Public Health 21:81-91. 2011
    ..We examine gender differences in health at ages 50 years and older in 11 European countries, England and the USA...
  13. pmc Mortality and morbidity trends: is there compression of morbidity?
    Eileen M Crimmins
    Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0191, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 66:75-86. 2011
    ..This paper reviews trends in mortality and morbidity to evaluate whether there has been a compression of morbidity...
  14. ncbi request reprint Mortality and health in human life spans
    E M Crimmins
    Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0191, USA
    Exp Gerontol 36:885-97. 2001
    ..Factors responsible for this include population heterogeneity and selectivity, the underlying causes of mortality and morbidity, and the mechanisms causing change in mortality and morbidity...
  15. ncbi request reprint Biodemography: new approaches to understanding trends and differences in population health and mortality
    Eileen Crimmins
    Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0191, USA
    Demography 47:S41-64. 2010
    ..Almost every examined indicator of biological risk, disease, and frailty is related to higher mortality, indicating how incorporation of this information provides a fuller understanding of the morbidity process...
  16. pmc Assessment of cognition using surveys and neuropsychological assessment: the Health and Retirement Study and the Aging, Demographics, and Memory Study
    Eileen M Crimmins
    Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0191, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 66:i162-71. 2011
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  17. ncbi request reprint Commentary: do older men and women gain equally from improving childhood conditions?
    Eileen M Crimmins
    Andrus Gerontology Center, and USC College, Department of Biological Sciences and Sociology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0191, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 35:1270-1. 2006
  18. ncbi request reprint Differentials in active life expectancy in the older population of the United States
    E M Crimmins
    Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 51:S111-20. 1996
    ..There are no significant race differences in total life expectancy for race-education groups of the older population; but Blacks have lower expected active life than non-Blacks because of worse functioning...
  19. ncbi request reprint Further evidence on recent trends in the prevalence and incidence of disability among older Americans from two sources: the LSOA and the NHIS
    E M Crimmins
    Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 52:S59-71. 1997
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  20. pmc The role of physiological markers of health in the association between demographic factors and periodontal disease
    M E Levine
    Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0191, USA
    J Periodontal Res 48:367-72. 2013
    ..This study examines whether the association between periodontal disease and demographic factors is mediated by physiological measures of health...
  21. ncbi request reprint Trends in healthy life expectancy in the United States, 1970-1990: gender, racial, and educational differences
    E M Crimmins
    University of Southern California, Andrus Gerontology Center, Los Angeles 90089 0191, USA
    Soc Sci Med 52:1629-41. 2001
    ..In the last decade, a compression of morbidity has begun among those of higher educational status; those of lower status are still experiencing expansion of morbidity...
  22. ncbi request reprint Trends in health and ability to work among the older working-age population
    E M Crimmins
    Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 54:S31-40. 1999
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  23. pmc Disability trends among older Americans: National Health And Nutrition Examination Surveys, 1988-1994 and 1999-2004
    Teresa E Seeman
    Division of Geriatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, 10945 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:100-7. 2010
    ..We investigated trends in disability among older Americans from 1988 through 2004 to test the hypothesis that more recent cohorts show increased burdens of disability...
  24. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in the association between muscle quality, inflammatory markers, and cognitive decline
    M E Canon
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Nutr Health Aging 15:695-8. 2011
    ..This study examined sex-specific differences in the relationship between low muscle quality and impaired cognitive functioning, while considering the role of inflammatory markers...
  25. pmc Blood lipids, infection, and inflammatory markers in the Tsimane of Bolivia
    Sarinnapha Vasunilashorn
    Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 22:731-40. 2010
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  26. ncbi request reprint Life with and without disease: women experience more of both
    Eileen M Crimmins
    Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0191, USA
    J Women Aging 14:47-59. 2002
    ..Gender differences in life without two health-risk behaviors are also discussed. Men spend more years of their lives overweight and have fewer years during which they see a doctor...
  27. ncbi request reprint Inflammatory exposure and historical changes in human life-spans
    Caleb E Finch
    Andrus Gerontology Center and Departments of Biological Sciencesand of Sociology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    Science 305:1736-9. 2004
    ..We propose that a "cohort morbidity phenotype" represents inflammatory processes that persist from early age into adult life...
  28. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and C-reactive protein levels in the US population: NHANES IV
    Dawn E Alley
    Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 20:498-504. 2006
    ..Results suggest that differences in very high CRP may be due to factors beyond acute illness and may also reflect chronic health, behavioral and disease processes associated with low socioeconomic status...
  29. pmc Changes in postmenopausal hormone therapy use since 1988
    Jung Ki Kim
    Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089 0191, USA
    Womens Health Issues 17:338-41. 2007
  30. ncbi request reprint The relationship between cognitive and physical performance: MacArthur Studies of Successful Aging
    Melissa Tabbarah
    Department of Health Services, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, California 90095 1772, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 57:M228-35. 2002
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  31. ncbi request reprint The effects of serum beta-carotene concentration and burden of inflammation on all-cause mortality risk in high-functioning older persons: MacArthur studies of successful aging
    Peifeng Hu
    Multicampus Program in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, UCLA School of Medicine, 10945 Le Conte Avenue, Suite 2339, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1687, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 59:849-54. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate simultaneously the effects of serum beta-carotene concentration and inflammation on the subsequent all-cause mortality risk in high-functioning older persons...
  32. ncbi request reprint Association between serum beta-carotene levels and decline of cognitive function in high-functioning older persons with or without apolipoprotein E 4 alleles: MacArthur studies of successful aging
    Peifeng Hu
    Multicampus Program in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, UCLA School of Medicine, 10945 Le Conte Avenue, Suite 2339, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1687, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:616-20. 2006
    ..We used data from a 7-year cohort study of high-functioning older persons to explore whether the associations between serum beta-carotene level and subsequent decline of cognitive function differed by APOE 4 genotype...
  33. pmc Socioeconomic and ethnic disparities in cardiovascular risk in the United States, 2001-2006
    Arun S Karlamangla
    Division of Geriatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 20:617-28. 2010
    ..To quantify socioeconomic status and ethnic differences in risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) accrued from major risk factors in the United States...
  34. ncbi request reprint The impact of obesity on active life expectancy in older American men and women
    Sandra L Reynolds
    USF School of Aging Studies, 4202 E Fowler Ave, MHC 1344, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
    Gerontologist 45:438-44. 2005
    ..The purpose of this article is to estimate the effect of obesity on both the length of life and length of nondisabled life for older Americans...
  35. pmc Aging and inflammation in two epidemiological worlds
    Michael Gurven
    Department of Anthropology, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:196-9. 2008
    ..Further testing of the links among infection, inflammation, and chronic diseases of aging among the Tsimane requires collection of age-specific indicators of atherosclerosis and cardiac function...
  36. pmc Inflammation and rate of cognitive change in high-functioning older adults
    Dawn E Alley
    Health and Society Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:50-5. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between serum levels of IL-6 and CRP and the rate of cognitive change across a range of cognitive domains in a sample of healthy older persons...
  37. ncbi request reprint High-cost users among dual eligibles in three care settings
    Judy Yip
    CARF International in Tucson, Arizona, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 18:950-65. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that policymakers and providers should consider care setting as an important component when designing disease management strategies...

Research Grants13

  1. USC/UCLA Center on Biodemography & Population Health
    Eileen Crimmins; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..In addition, the application of the demographic perspective to medical, epidemiological, and biological knowledge is central to evaluating the relative importance of the various determinants of population health. ..
  2. Multidisciplinary Research In Training in Gerontology
    Eileen Crimmins; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Funds are requested to support 10 prodoctoral and 4 postdoctoral Traincos. ..
  3. Biological Risk Underlying Education Health Differences
    Eileen Crimmins; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..4) Examine changes over time in the patterning of biological risk by education. ..
  4. Preparation and Distribution of the NUJLSOA
    Eileen Crimmins; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..In order to acquire use of the data, researchers must agree to use the data only for research purposes and not to use data to describe or identify individuals. ..
  5. BIOLOGICAL EXPLANATIONS OF SES DIFFERENCES IN HEALTH
    Eileen Crimmins; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....