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BenjaminShawBenjamin  Shaw

Associate Professor
School of Public Health
Department: Health Policy, Management and Behavior

Expertise: Aging; physical activity among elderly; smoking among elderly; alcohol use among the elderly; health during old age; early life trauma; quality of life in old age; aging in Japan; social epidemiology of aging

Campus phone: (518) 402-0325
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Ben Shaw is currently conducting a four-year National Institutes of Health-funded study examining how older adults' patterns of physical activity, substance use, and health care utilization change with increasing age. Shaw's study will also examine how the health lifestyles of older adults in the U.S. compare to those of elderly Japanese. He is also involved in a study of racial, ethnic, and cultural differences in quality of life during old age. He has a master's degree in public health and a doctorate from the University of Michigan.