Esteban Calvo, PhD

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Adjunct Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia Aging Center

Dr. Calvo is a life course sociologist and social epidemiologist interested in positive aging processes, where individuals maintain well-being levels until later life and societies benefit from an older population that is healthy, active, and happy. His work has been widely covered in the media, including The Wall Street Journal, US News, Business Week, and the Chicago Tribune. He is also Associate Professor of Public Policy, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile.


Education & Training:
MsPH, 2010, Harvard University
PhD, 2009, Boston College
MA, 2007, Boston College
BS, 2002, Universidad Católica, Chile


Honors and Awards:
2013, James G. Zimmer New Investigator Research Award, Aging and Public Health Section American Association of Public Health
2010, Robert Dentler Award for Outstanding Student Achievement Section on Sociological Practice and Public Sociology, American Sociological Association
2009, Retirement Research Foundation Laurence G. Branch Doctoral Award, Section on Gerontological Health, American Association of Public Health
2008, Gerontological Society of America Student Research Award, Honorable Mention, Social Research, Policy, and Practice Section
2007, Severyn T. Bruyn Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Social Economy and Social Justice, Department of Sociology, Boston College


For a full list of publications and more information, please see


Esteban Calvo- Finding the Most Healthy Age to Retire from Columbia Global Centers.