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Julie Zissimopoulos, PhD

TitleAssociate Professor,Vice Dean of Academic Affairs
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentPublic Policy
AddressVPD 412H
University Park Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-7273
Phone+1 213 821 7947
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    Julie M. Zissimopoulos serves as the Associate Director of the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, one of the nation’s premier health policy research institutions. She co-directs the National Institute on Aging funded Resource Center for Minority Aging Research and is a network associate of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on an Aging Society. She was previously an associate professor of research at the University of Southern California and prior to that, a senior economist at the RAND Corporation. She specializes in the economics of aging. Topics of special interest are savings and wealth, labor force behavior, financial and non-financial support between generations of family members and medical expenditures at older ages. Dr. Zissimopoulos’ research sponsors have included the National Institute on Aging and the Social Security Administration. She is a frequent speaker on the economics of aging and her work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, on California Public Radio, PBS Newshour, and other media. Dr. Zissimopoulos received her B.A. summa cum laude from Boston College and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.


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    1. Zissimopoulos J, Tysinger BC, St Clair PA, Crimmins EM. The Impact of Changes in Population Health and Mortality on Future Prevalence of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias in the United States. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2018 Apr 16; 73(suppl_1):S38-S47. PMID: 29669100.
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    2. Gaudette É, Pauley GC, Zissimopoulos J. Lifetime Consequences of Early-Life and Midlife Access to Health Insurance: A Review. Med Care Res Rev. 2017 Nov 01; 1077558717740444. PMID: 29166825.
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    3. Harawa NT, Manson SM, Mangione CM, Penner LA, Norris KC, DeCarli C, Scarinci IC, Zissimopoulos J, Buchwald DS, Hinton L, Pérez-Stable EJ. Strategies for enhancing research in aging health disparities by mentoring diverse investigators. J Clin Transl Sci. 2017 Jun; 1(3):167-175. PMID: 28856013.
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    4. Zissimopoulos J, Barthold D, Brinton RD, Joyce G. Sex and Race Differences in the Association Between Statin Use and the Incidence of Alzheimer Disease. JAMA Neurol. 2017 Feb 01; 74(2):225-232. PMID: 27942728.
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    5. Zissimopoulos J, Blaylock B, Goldman DP, Rowe JW. Raising the Social Security Entitlement Age. Res Aging. 2017 01; 39(1):166-189. PMID: 28181866.
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    6. Zissimopoulos J, Joyce GF, Scarpati LM, Goldman DP. Did Medicare Part D reduce disparities? Am J Manag Care. 2015 Feb; 21(2):119-28. PMID: 25880361; PMCID: PMC4405127.
    7. Zissimopoulos J, Crimmins E, St Clair P. The Value of Delaying Alzheimer's Disease Onset. Forum Health Econ Policy. 2014 Nov; 18(1):25-39. PMID: 27134606.
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    8. Joyce GF, Zissimopoulos J, Goldman DP. Digesting the doughnut hole. J Health Econ. 2013 Dec; 32(6):1345-55. PMID: 24308883; PMCID: PMC3855661.
    9. Aguila E, Zissimopoulos J. Retirement and health benefits for Mexican migrant workers returning from the United States. Int Soc Secur Rev. 2013 Apr; 66(2):101-125. PMID: 23750049.
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    10. Fonseca R, Mullen KJ, Zamarro G, Zissimopoulos J. What Explains the Gender Gap in Financial Literacy? The Role of Household Decision Making. J Consum Aff. 2012; 46(1):90-106. PMID: 23049140.
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    11. Goldman DP, Zissimopoulos J, Lu Y. Medical Expenditure Measures in the Health and Retirement Study. Forum Health Econ Policy. 2011 Apr 01; 14(3):4. PMID: 24049512.
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    12. Zissimopoulos J, Karoly LA. Employment and self-employment in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Demography. 2010 May; 47(2):345-67. PMID: 20608101; PMCID: PMC3000026.
    13. Maestas N, Zissimopoulos J. How Longer Work Lives Ease the Crunch of Population Aging. J Econ Perspect. 2010; 24(1):139-160. PMID: 25190906.
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    14. Asch BJ, Haider SJ, Zissimopoulos J. The effects of workforce-shaping tools on retirement: the case of the Department of Defense civil service. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2009 Nov; 15(6 Suppl):S64-72. PMID: 19829235.
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    15. Loughran DS, Zissimopoulos J. Why Wait?: The Effect of Marriage and Childbearing on the Wages of Men and Women. J Hum Resour. 2009; 44(2):326-349. PMID: 22993452.
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    16. Zissimopoulos J, Karoly LA. Labor-Force Dynamics at Older Ages: Movements Into Self-Employment for Workers and Nonworkers. Res Aging. 2009 Jan; 31(1):89-111. PMID: 23049149.
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    17. Goldman DP, Zissimopoulos J. High out-of-pocket health care spending by the elderly. Health Aff (Millwood). 2003 May-Jun; 22(3):194-202. PMID: 12757285.
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