Adamseged Abebe has been awarded a prestigious fellowship: the inaugural Global Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford. He is one of two chosen from countries around the world for the new honor, which allows exceptional students who are from countries not historically eligible. Adam joined the Malawi Project in the field in 2017 for the MLSFH-Mature Adults Cohort (MLSFH-MAC) Aging Study and data collection supervised by Iliana Kohler.
This week Victor Mwapasa and Chiwoza Bandawe from the University of Malawi College of Medicine visited the University of Pennsylvania. Hans-Peter and Iliana Kohler have written with Victor and Chiwoza about the Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health for several years. The group's research has focused on the relationship between HIV prevalance, transmission and disclosure and family health. Recently Hans-Peter, Iliana, Chiwoza, and Colin Payne authored a paper about the Demography of Mental Health Among Mature Adults in a Low-Income, High-HIV-Prevalence Context. This summer a team of researchers including Penn PhD students went to Malawi to train and do data collection. The collaborators will meet on Friday to discuss current research and the PSC coud not be more pleased to host them.
New Working Paper: Payne, C.F., I.V. Kohler, C. Bandawe, K. Lawler, and H.-P. Kohler. 2016. "Cognitive Health among Older Adults: Evidence from Rural Sub-Saharan Africa." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC) WP2016-3.
Associate Director, Population Studies Center
Research Assistant Professor of Population Studies
Ph.D., Political Science, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, 2001