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Dr. Andreas Mergenthaler

Senior Research Fellow

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Dr. Andreas Mergenthaler
Phone: +49 611 75 2942
Fax: +49 611 75 3960

Education

  • 2000–2006: Studies in Sociology, Political Science and Labour Legislation, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
  • 2006: Diplom Degree, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
  • 2011: Dr., Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
    Doctoral Thesis: Gesundheitliche Resilienz – Konzept und Empirie zur Reduzierung gesundheitlicher Ungleichheit im Alter [Health-Resilience – Concept and Empirical Findings towards Reducing Health Inequality among the Elderly]

Professional Background

  • 2006–2011: Researcher at the Institute for Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
  • 2007–2010: Assistant Lecturer at the University Medical Centre, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
  • Since April 2011: Senior Researcher at the Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB), Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Since 2012: Lecturer at the University Medical Centre, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
  • Since May 2012: Coordination of the research ares “Ageing and Mortality”
  • Since May 2012: Coordination of the study “Transitions and Old Age Potential (TOP)”
  • July–August 2012: Research Stay at the Deutsches Zentrum für Altersfragen (DZA) [German Centre of Gerontology], Berlin

Memberships and Activities in Scientific Associations

  • Since 2003: Member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS) [German Sociological Association]
  • Since 2012: Member of the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS)
  • Since 2012: Member of the DGEpi Working Group “Epidemiology of Ageing”
  • Since 2013: Member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Demographie (DGD) [German Society for Demography]
  • Since 2013: Member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Epidemiologie (DGEpi) [German Society for Epidemiology]
  • Since 12/2015: Board of managing directors of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS) [German Sociological Association], Section “Alter(n) und Gesellschaft” [Age(ing) and society]

Selected Publications

  • Mergenthaler, Andreas (2015): Community, volunteering, and health in mid- and older adulthood: evidence from al longitudinal sample of the German Ageing Survey (DEAS). In: Doblhammer, Gabriele (Ed.): Health among the elderly Germany: New evidence on disease, disability and care need. Beiträge zur Bevölkerungswissenschaft, Band 46. Opladen, Berlin, Toronto: Verlag Barbara Budrich: 59-81.
  • Mergenthaler, Andreas; Eich, Yvonne (2013): Verlorene Jahre? Potenziale des Alters vor dem Hintergrund gesundheitlicher Ungleichheit. [Lost years? Old age potential against the background of health inequalitiy] In: Bevölkerungsforschung Aktuell, 34, 6: 11-18
  • Mergenthaler, Andreas (2013): Auf den Spuren des "Dritten Alters": Befunde zur Dauer eines Lebensabschnitts auf der Grundlage der "Third Age Life Expectancy" (TALE). [On the traces of the "Third Age": Evidence on the duration of a life stage on the basis of the "Third Age Life Expectancy" (TALE)] In: Bevölkerungsforschung Aktuell 34,5: 2-10
  • Mergenthaler, Andreas (2012): Health resilience: Concept and empirical evidence to reduce health inequalities among the elderly. In: BiB Working Paper 2/2012
  • Mergenthaler, Andreas (2012): Gesundheitliche Resilienz. Konzept und Empirie zur Reduzierung gesundheitlicher Ungleichheit im Alter [Health-Resilience. Concept and Empirical Findings towards Reducing Health Inequality among the Elderly]. Reihe »Gesundheit und Gesellschaft«. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag
  • Mergenthaler, Andreas (2011): Die Entwicklung der gesunden Lebenserwartung im Alter. Ein Kohortenvergleich auf der Grundlage des Deutschen Alterssurveys. In: Bevölkerungsforschung Aktuell, 32, 5: 2-7

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