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Kent Cheng

Kent Jason Cheng

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PhD Advisor:

Janet M. Wilmoth

Kent Jason Cheng

Alum, Social Science Ph.D. Program

Graduate Student Dissertation Title

Three essays on intergenerational transfers.


Kent is a social gerontologist and population health scientist who studies life course determinants of health in the United States, Philippines and across the globe. He has written over 25 peer-reviewed articles.

His recent work appears in Social Science and Medicine - Population Health, The Milbank Quarterly, Journal of Applied Gerontology, Preventive Medicine, PLoS One, Journal of Rural Health, Quality of Life Research, Journal of Family Psychology, and Family Process.

As a National Institute of Aging funded T32 postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Healthy Aging at Penn State, he studies the health implications of family characteristics and social welfare policy.

Social Science Ph.D. Program
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