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Health & Retirement Studies Webinars

What can we learn about Stress and Emotional Well-Being around the World?

The 2024 Health and Retirement (HRS) webinar featured a data blitz by three emerging scholars who shared exciting new cross-country analyses as well as an interactive tutorial to learn how new users can access harmonized data from the Health and Retirement family of studies. The presenters, topics, and slides can be found below.

  • Yoobin Park (5 min) - Emotional well-being and blood pressure: A coordinated analysis of 10 countries. View slides here.

  • Abby Hillman (5 min) - Inflammation and stressful life events across the lifespan: An integrative data analysis of the HRS and ELSA cohorts. View slides here.

  • Jiyoung Park (5 min) - Mortality risk of loneliness: Culture matters. View slides here.

  • Drystan Phillips (30 min) - Stress and Emotional Well-being Resources on the Gateway to Global Aging Data. View slides here.

Global Aging Data Advanced Webinar featuring Harmonized Stress Variables

This 2018 webinar lead by Drystan Phillips and Alexandra Crosswell offers a training for researchers looking to conduct cross-national research using the international family of Health and Retirement surveys and in particular using the newly added stress variables in the Harmonized HRS and Harmonized ELSA. Utilizing the Gateway to Global Aging Data (, this webinar will provide hands-on examples of cross-national analysis using Harmonized datasets.

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