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Equipo de investigación / Research team

Alberto Palloni, Ph.D.
Board of Trustees Professor in Sociology
Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research
Northwestern University, 2040 Sheridan Road,
Evanston, Illinois 60208-4100
Phone: (847) 491-3395
Fax: (847) 491-9916


Alberto Palloni received his Ph.D. in Sociology (and Demography) in 1977 from the University of Washington and joined the University of Wisconsin faculty in 1980. His research includes mathematical models for analysis of populations, mortality and health, as well as population and development interrelations. He was a participant in the United Nations Task Force on HIV/AIDS, which drafted guidelines for estimating and projecting populations exposed to HIV/AIDS. Professor Palloni has received research grants in the areas of mortality, fertility and infectious diseases, as well as in methodology and statistics. He is currently working on books on the history of population in Latin America, demographic techniques, and methods for the analysis of longitudinal data. He was also co-director of a project initiating new research on the health conditions of the elderly in Latin America. The project involves data collection efforts in nine countries of the region. At this moment he is the director of the Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has recently been awarded the NIH Merit (Method to Extend Research in Time) Award. Alberto Palloni was named president of the Population Association of America (PAA) in 2005. Dr. Palloni, a native of Chile, is the first president every named from the Latin American region to receive this prestigious recognition. As part of his responsibilities as president, Dr. Palloni gave the Presidential Address on the impact of childhood health during the life course at the annual PAA meeting in Los Angeles (March 30-April 1, 2006).

Ana Luisa Dávila, Ph.D.
Program of Demography
Department of Social Sciences
Graduate School of Public Health
Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, P.O. Box 365067 San Juan, PR 00936-5067
(787) 777-8114
(787) 758-2525, ext. 1414
fax: (787) 777-8118


Ana Luisa Dávila is a Professor in the Program of Demography of the Department of Social Sciences at The Graduate School of Public Health of the University of Puerto Rico Medical Scinces Campus. She received her Ph.D. in Demography from the Paris V, René Descartes, Université de la Sorbonne in 1987. Her research interests includes, fertility and family planning, gender and women's issues and aging. She has been consultant on aging and women health to PAHO and several community based organizations.



Mary McEniry, Ph.D.

Mary McEniry completed her doctorate in Industrial Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as part of the Fulbright-Hays Program to study technological innovation in small and medium-sized businesses in South America. She has conducted cross-cultural research in a diversity of settings beginning with community programs for low income women in South America as a Peace Corps volunteer; medium-sized Colombian businesses as a Fulbright scholar; health care providers along the U.S. Mexican border at the University of Arizona; Colombian micro-enterprises; Latin American and Caribbean airport maintenance and customs officials with American Airlines; small business owners in Mexico; Latino and black elderly in Houston with the American Red Cross and more recently with health status among Latin American and Caribbean elderly populations. In addition she taught statistics at the Instituto Tecnological de Estudios Superiores (ITESM) in Mexico City and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is currently a researcher on the PREHCO project.


Alberto García Gurutxarri
Coordinador Proyecto
Project Coordinator

María C. Larriuz Serrano
Coordinadora Investigación
Research Coordinator

Lina Reyes Mateo


Lydia Robles Calderón

Melinda Román Hernández
Asistente Investigación
Research Assistant

Mariela Román Hernández


John Stevenson
Associate Director
Survey Center

Theressa Thompson
Project Director
Directora Proyecto

Brendan Day


Teressa Gray

Drew Vogel