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  • Publish Date:2016/10/11
    Modify Date:2019/08/22
Chi-Tsun Chiu
  • Position:Assistant Research Fellow
  • TEL:+886-2-37897224
  • Email:ctchiu at gate.sinica.edu.tw
  • Assistant’s Name:Kai Cheng
  • Assistant’s Phone:+886-2-37897234
  • Assistant’s Email:as0191250@gate.sinica.edu.tw
Chi-Tsun Chiu

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Sociology, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA. 2007-2013
  • M.A., Statistics, Columbia University, New York, USA. 2005-2006
  • MBA, Graduate Institute of Finance, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan. 1999-2001
  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, National Taiwan University, Taiwan. 1994-1999

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. 2014-
  • Instructor, Program in Health Services and Systems Research, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore. 2014-2015
  • Options program and strategy trader, Yuanta Core Pacific Securities Co. Proprietary Trading Department, Taipei, Taiwan. 2003-2005

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Healthy life expectancy; health disparities; mortality

PUBLICATIONS

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

2019

Chi-Tsun Chiu, Vanessa Yong, Hsiao-Wen Chen, and Yasuhiko Saito. (forthcoming) "Disabled life expectancy with and without stroke: A 10-year Japanese prospective cohort study." Quality of Life Research.

Zachary Zimmer, Chi-Tsun Chiu, Yasuhiko Saito, Carol Jagger, Mary Beth Ofstedal, and Yu-Hsuan Lin. 2019 "Religiosity dimensions and disability-free life expectancy in Taiwan."  Journal of Aging and Health.

Zachary Zimmer, Chi-Tsun Chiu, Yasuhiko Saito, Yu-Hsuan Lin, Mary Beth Ofstedal, and Carol Jagger. 2019 "Does religious activity distinguish the mortality experiences of older Taiwanese? An analysis using eighteen years of follow?up data."  Journal of Religion and Health.

Chi-Tsun Chiu. 2019 "Living arrangements and disability-free life expectancy in the United States." PLOS One.

Chi-Tsun Chiu, Mark Hayward, Angelique Chan, and David Matchar. 2019 "Educational Differences in the Compression of Disability Incidence in the United States." Social Science & Medicine - Population Health.

Zachary Zimmer, Florencia Rojo, Mary Beth Ofstedal, Chi-Tsun Chiu, Yasuhiko Saito, and Carol Jagger. 2019 "The association between religiosity and health: a global analysis." Social Science & Medicine - Population Health.

2018

Catherine Garcia, Marc Garcia, Chi-Tsun Chiu, Fernando Rivera, Mukaila Raji. 2018 "Life Expectancies with Depression by Age of Migration and Gender among Older Mexican-Americans." The Gerontologist.

Mary Beth Ofstedal, Chi-Tsun Chiu, Carol Jagger, Yasuhiko Saito, and Zachary Zimmer. 2018 "Religion, Life Expectancy and Disability-Free Life Expectancy in the United States." Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences.

Marc Garcia, Catherine Perez, Chi-Tsun Chiu, Mukaila Raji, and Kyriakos S. Markides. 2018 "A Comprehensive Analysis of Morbidity Life Expectancies among Older Hispanic Subgroups in the United States: Variation by Nativity and Country of Origin." Innovation in Aging.

2017

John P. Ansah, Victoria Koh, Chi-Tsun Chiu, Choy-Lye Chei, Yi Zeng, Zhao-Xue Yin, Xiao-Ming Shi, David B. Matchar. 2017 "Projecting the number of elderly with Cognitive Impairment in China by 2060 using a multi-state dynamic population model." System Dynamics Review.

Marc A. Garcia, Brian Downer, Chi-Tsun Chiu, Sunshine Rote, Joseph Saenz, and Rebeca Wong. 2017 “Racial/Ethnic and Nativity Differences in Cognitive Life Expectancies among Older Adults in the United States.” The Gerontologist.

Marc A. Garcia, Joseph Saenz, Brian Downer, Chi-Tsun Chiu, Sunshine Rote, and Rebeca Wong. 2017 “Age of Migration and Differentials in Life Expectancy with Cognitive Impairment: 20-Year Findings from the Hispanic-EPESE.” The Gerontologist.

Chi-Tsun Chiu. 2017 "Advanced Education and Mortality Compression in the United States." EurAmerica 47(2), 143-175. 

Marc A. Garcia, Luis M. Valderrama-Hinds, Chi-Tsun Chiu, Miriam S. Mutambudzi, Nai-Wei Chen, and Mukaila Raji. 2017 “Age of Migration Life Expectancy with Functional Limitations and Morbidity in Mexican Americans.” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

2016

Marc A Garcia and Chi-Tsun Chiu. 2016 “Age at Migration and Disability-free Life Expectancy among the Elder Mexican-Origin Population.” Demographic Research 35, 1523-1536.

Chi-Tsun Chiu, Mark D. Hayward and Yasuhiko Saito. 2016 “A Comparison of Educational Differences on Physical Health, Mortality and Healthy Life Expectancy in Japan and the United States.” Journal of Aging and Health 28(7), 1256-1278. 

Arthur Sakamoto, Chi-Tsun Chiu, Jing Li and Sharron Xuanren Wang, 2016 “The Life Satisfaction of Asian Americans: Evidence from the U.S. General Social Survey, 1972 to 2010.” Sociology Mind 6(2), 40-52.

Zachary Zimmer, Carol Jagger, Chi-Tsun Chiu, Mary Beth Ofstedal, Florencia Rojo and Yasuhiko Saito. 2016 "Spirituality, religiosity, aging and health in global perspective: a review." Social Science & Medicine - Population Health 2, 378-381.

Chi-Tsun Chiu, Rahul Malhotra, See Mieng Tan, Jane Lim, Angelique Chan, Khim Hean Teoh, Sapphire Tsering Gan, and Yasuhiko Saito. 2016 “Dental Health Status of Community-Dwelling Singaporean Elderly: Findings from a Nationally Representative Survey.” Gerodontology 34(1), 57-67. 

2015

Wei-hsin Yu and Chi-Tsun Chiu. 2015 “Growing Pains: Changes in Psychological Well-being in Urban China.” Social Indicators Research 129(3), 1349-1382.

John Pastor Ansah, Rahul Malhotra, Nicola Lew, Chi-Tsun Chiu, Angelique Chan, Steffen Bayer, and David B. Matchar. 2015. “Projection of Young-old and Old-old with Functional Disability: Does Accounting for the Changing Educational Composition of the Elderly Population Make a Difference?” PLOS ONE 10(5), 1-20.

Angelique Chan, David Matchar, Mary Ann Tsao, Susana Harding, Chi-Tsun Chiu, Bryan Tay, Prassanna Raman, Zachary Pietryla, Mara K. Klein, and Victoria Elizabeth Haldane. 2015. “Self-Care for Older People (SCOPE): A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial of Self-Care Training and Health Outcomes in Low-Income Elderly in Singapore.” Contemporary Clinical Trials 41, 313-324.

Marc A. Garcia, Jacqueline L. Angel, Ronald Angel, and Chi-Tsun Chiu. 2015. “Acculturation, Gender and Active Life Expectancy in the Mexican-Origin Population.” Journal of Aging and Health 27(7), 1247-1265. 

2014

Mark D. Hayward, Robert A. Hummer, Chi-Tsun Chiu, Cesar Gonzalez-Gonzalez and Rebeca Wong. 2014. "Does the Hispanic Paradox in U.S. Adult Mortality Extend to Disability?" Population Research and Policy Review 33(1), 81-96.

2013

Wei-hsin Yu and Chi-Tsun Chiu. 2013. “Off to a Good Start: A Comparative Study of Changes in Men’s First Job Prospects in East Asia.” Research in Social Stratification and Mobility.

Phillip A. Cantu, Mark D. Hayward, Robert A. Hummer, and Chi-Tsun Chiu. 2013. "New Estimates of Racial/ Ethnic Differences in Life Expectancy with Chronic Morbidity and Functional Loss: Evidence from the National Health Interview Survey." Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology 28 (3), 283-297.

2012

Wei-hsin Yu, Kuo-hsien Su and Chi-Tsun Chiu. 2012. “Sibship Characteristics and Transition to First Marriage in Taiwan: Explaining Gender Asymmetries.” Population Research and Policy Review 31 (4), 609-636.

Dustin C. Brown, Mark D. Hayward, Jennifer Karas Montez, Robert A. Hummer, Chi-Tsun Chiu and Mira M. Hidajat. 2012. “The Significance of Education for Mortality Compression in the United States.” Demography 49 (3), 819-840.

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

2013

Wei-hsin Yu and Chi-Tsun Chiu. 2013. “Occupational Sex Composition, Cultural Contexts, and Social Capital Formation: Cases of the United States and Taiwan,” Pp. 121-149 in Nan Lin, Yang-chih Fu, and Chih-jou Jay Chen (eds.), Social Capital in Three Societies: The Context of Socioeconomic and Cultural Institutions. New York: Routledge. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415899611/.

 

MANUSCRIPTS UNDER REVIEW (R&R)

Marc A. Garcia, Catherine Garcia, Adriana M. Reyes, and Chi-Tsun Chiu. "Variations in Functional Life Expectancies among Older Hispanics in the United States by Nativity and Country of Origin." 

MANUSCRIPTS SUBMITTED

Marc A. Garcia, Brian Downer, Joseph L. Saenz, Chi-Tsun Chiu, Mukaila Raji, and Rebeca Wong. "Who Does Educational Attainment Matter the Most For? Racial/Ethnic and Nativity Disparities in Cognitive Life Expectancies." 

Zachary Zimmer and Chi-Tsun Chiu. "Living Arrangements Trends among China’s Oldest and Extreme Old."

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (within the past 5 years)

2019

Li Hsu, Ju-Wen Wang, and Chi-Tsun Chiu. “Social Capital and Depression — Formal social ties and informal social ties among older adults in Europe.” Paper Presentation at the 11th Asia/Oceania Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics 2019 (IAGG 2019), October 23-27, Taipei, Taiwan.

Ju-Wen Wang, Cheng-Hsuan Chen, Li Hsu, and Chi-Tsun Chiu. “The significance of living arrangement on life expectancy among older Taiwanese, with twenty‐six‐year follow‐up data.” Paper Presentation at the 11th Asia/Oceania Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics 2019 (IAGG 2019), October 23-27, Taipei, Taiwan.

Aaron Hagedorn, Chi-Tsun Chiu, and Yasuhiko Saito. “Hearing and Disability-Free Life Expectancy in the U.S..” Paper Presentation at the 31st Annual Meeting of the International Network on Health Expectancy (REVES), May 29-31, Barcelona, Spain.

Chi-Tsun Chiu, Carol Jagger, Mary Beth Ofstedal, Andrew Kingston, Yasuhiko Saito, and Zachary Zimmer. “A Comparative Study of Religious Activity, Life and Health Expectancy: Results from the Survey of Health and Retirement in Europe (SHARE).” Paper Presentation at the 31st Annual Meeting of the International Network on Health Expectancy (REVES), May 29-31, Barcelona, Spain.

Aaron Hagedorn, Chi-Tsun Chiu, and Yasuhiko Saito. “Impact of Vision Loss on Active Life Expectancy in the U.S..” Paper Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA), April 10-13, 2019, Austin, TX, USA.

2018

Marc Garcia and Chi-Tsun Chiu. “Rural-Urban Differences in Cognitive Life Expectancies Among Older Adults in Mexico.” Paper Presentation at Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), November 14-18, Boston, MA, USA.

Marc Garcia, Catherine Perez, and Chi-Tsun Chiu. “A Comprehensive Analysis of Morbidity Life Expectancies among Older Hispanic Subgroups in the United States.” Paper Presentation at Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA), August 11-14, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Li Hsu, Ju-Wen Wang, and Chi-Tsun Chiu. “Life Stress, Formal and Informal Social Capital and Their Relations to Depression among Older Adults in Europe.” Paper Presentation at the IEAS conference of Population, Family and Health: Global Perspectives, July 18 - 19, 2018, Taipei, Taiwan.

Gillian Libby, Zachary Zimmer, Chi-Tsun Chiu, Mary-Beth Ofstedal, Yasuhiko Saito, Clove Haviva, Carol Jagger. “To what degree do religiosity and spirituality explain healthy life expectancy gaps across Europe? An analysis of the European Values Survey.” Paper Presentation at the 30th Annual Meeting of the International Network on Health Expectancy (REVES), May 29-June 2, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Rahul Malhotra, Abhijit Visaria, Choy-Lye Chei, Chi-Tsun Chiu, John Carson Allen, Stefan Ma, Chek Hooi Wong, Angelique Chan, Yasuhiko Saito, Truls ?stbye, David Bruce Matchar. “Years of life lived by elderly Singaporeans with and without frailty.” Paper Presentation at the 30th Annual Meeting of the International Network on Health Expectancy (REVES), May 29-June 2, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Zachary Zimmer, Chi-Tsun Chiu, Yasuhiko Saito, Yu-Hsuan Lin, Mary Beth Ofstedal, and Carol Jagger. “Does religious activity distinguish the mortality experiences of older Taiwanese? An analysis using nineteen-years of follow-up data.” Paper Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA), April 26-28, 2018, Denver, Colorado, USA.

Marc Garcia, Catherine Perez, and Chi-Tsun Chiu. "A Comprehensive Analysis of Life Expectancies with Morbidity Among Older Hispanic Sub-Groups in the United States: Variation By Nativity, and Country of Origin." Paper Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA), April 26-28, 2018, Denver, Colorado, USA.

Marc Garcia, Brian Downer, and Chi-Tsun Chiu. "Racial/Ethnic Disparities and Educational Differentials in Life Expectancy with Cognitive Impairment Among Older Adults in the United States." Paper Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA), April 26-28, 2018, Denver, Colorado, USA.

Marc Garcia, Joseph Saenz, Chi-Tsun Chiu, Brian Downer and Rebeca Wong. "Urban and Rural Differences in Cognitive Impairment-Free and Dementia-Free Life Expectancy in Mexico." Paper Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA), April 26-28, 2018, Denver, Colorado, USA.

Chi-Tsun Chiu, Juwen Wang, Li Hsu, and Janet Kuo. “Adult Children's Education and Their Elderly Parents' Mortality in Taiwan: The Cohort Comparison.” Paper Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA), April 26-28, 2018, Denver, Colorado, USA.

2017

Zachary Zimmer, Florencia Rojo, Carol Jagger, Chi-Tsun Chiu, Mary Beth Ofstedal, and Yasuhiko Saito. “Religious participation and health: A global comparative study.” Presentation at the XXVIII IUSSP International Population Conference, Oct 29-Nov 4, 2017, Cape Town, South Africa.

Mary Beth Ofstedal, Zachary Zimmer, Carol Jagger, Chi-Tsun Chiu, and Yasuhiko Saito. “Religion, Life Expectancy and Active Life Expectancy in the United States.” Presentation at the XXVIII IUSSP International Population Conference, Oct 29-Nov 4, 2017, Cape Town, South Africa.

Yasuhiko Saito, Angelique Chan, Rahul Malhotra, Mary Beth Ofstedal, Carol Jagger, and Chi-Tsun Chiu “Differentials in active life expectancy by religion/religiosity among older adults in Singapore.” Paper Presentation at the 21st International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress, July 23-27, San Francisco, California, USA.

Chi-Tsun Chiu, Zachary Zimmer, Carol Jagger, Mary Beth Ofstedal, and Yasuhiko Saito. “The Impact of Religious Activity on Life and Active Life Expectancy in the European Union.” Paper Presentation at the 21st International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress, July 23-27, San Francisco, California, USA.

Marc A. Garcia, Brian Downer, Joseph L. Saenz, Chi-Tsun Chiu, Sunshine Rote, Rebeca Wong, "Racial and Ethnic Differences in Cognitive Impairment-Free and Dementia-Free Life Expectancy in the United States." Paper Presentation at the 21st International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress, July 23-27, San Francisco, California, USA.

Zachary Zimmer, Chi-Tsun Chiu, Yasuhiko Saito, Carol Jagger, Mary Beth Ofstedal, Yu-Husan Lin. "How do Multiple Dimensions of Religiosity Associate with Total and Disability-Free Life Expectancy among Older Adults in Taiwan?" Paper Presentation at the 29th Annual Meeting of the International Network on Health Expectancy (REVES), Santiago, Chile.

Carol Jagger, Gillian Libby, Chi-Tsun Chiu, Mary Beth Ofstedal, Yasuhiko Saito, Zachary Zimmer. “Are religion and spirituality determinants of differential health expectancy across Europe?” Paper Presentation at the 29th Annual Meeting of the International Network on Health Expectancy (REVES), Santiago, Chile.

Chi-Tsun Chiu, Mark Hayward and Yasuhiko Saito, "Educational Gaps on Mortality Compression in Japan and the United States." Paper Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA), April 27-29, 2017, Chicago, USA.

Marc A. Garcia, Joseph Saenz, Brian Downer, Sunshine Rote, Chi-Tsun Chiu, and Rebeca Wong. “Age of Migration and Cognitive Impairment-Free Life Expectancy: 20 Year Findings from the Hispanic-EPESE.” Paper Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA), April 27-29, 2017, Chicago, USA.

Chi-Tsun Chiu. “Educational Differences on Healthy Life Expectancy and Mortality Compression in Taiwan.” Paper Presentation at the Comparative Workshop on Adult Mortality Determinants, February 27, 2017, University of California at Berkeley, USA.

2016

Chi-Tsun Chiu, A Chan, Y Saito, Y Gondo, Y Arai, N Hirose, C Willcox, Y Masui, H Inagaki, B Jeune, F Hermann, M Parker, J-M Robine and 5-COOP Team, “Comparative Study of Number of Teeth, Chewing Ability and Denture Use among Centenarians in 5-COOP countries and Older Adults in Singapore.” Paper Presentation at Are Centenarians the Realisation of Successful Ageing: Insights from a Global Study, December 7-9, 2016, Singapore.

Marc A. Garcia and Chi-Tsun Chiu, "Age of Migration, Disability and Active Life Expectancy among the Elder Mexican-Origin Population." Paper Presentation at Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, August 20-23, 2016, Seattle, WA, USA.

Chi-Tsun Chiu. "Educational Attainment and Mortality Compression in the United States." Paper Presentation at the IEAS conference of Family and Health: A Global Perspective, July 26, 2016, Taipei, Taiwan.

John Ansah, Chi-Tsun Chiu, Victoria Koh, Coy Lye Chei and David Matchar. "Projecting the number of elderly with Cognitive Impairment in China by 2060 using a multi-state dynamic population model." Paper Presentation at the 34th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, July 17-21, 2016, Delft, Netherlands.

Carol Jagger, Gillian Libby, Chi-Tsun Chiu, Mary Beth Ofstedal, Yasuhiko Saito, Zachary Zimmer. "Are religion and spirituality determinants of differential health expectancy across Europe?" Paper Presentation at the 28th Annual Meeting of the International Network on Health Expectancy (REVES), June 8-10, 2016, Vienna, Austria.

Chi-Tsun Chiu, Angelique Chan, Stefan Ma, and Yasuhiko Saito. “Active life expectancy for elderly Singaporeans by number of teeth and chewing ability.” Paper Presentation at the 28th Annual Meeting of the International Network on Health Expectancy (REVES), June 8-10, 2016, Vienna, Austria.

Chi-Tsun Chiu, Mark D. Hayward and Yasuhiko Saito. “A Comparison of Educational Differences on Physical Health, Mortality and Healthy Life Expectancy in Japan and the United States.” Paper Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, March 31st - April 2nd, 2016, Washington, D.C., USA.

Mary Beth Ofstedal, Yasuhiko Saito, Chi-Tsun Chiu, Carol Jagger, and Zachary Zimmer. "Religion, Life Expectancy and Active Life Expectancy in the United States." Paper Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, March 31st - April 2nd, 2016, Washington, D.C., USA.

2015

Chi-Tsun Chiu, Mark Hayward and Yasuhiko Saito, “A Comparison of Educational Differences on Healthy Life Expectancy in Japan and the United States.” Paper Presentation at the 27th Annual Meeting of the International Network on Health Expectancy (REVES), June 2nd - June 4th, 2015, Singapore.

Chi-Tsun Chiu, Mark Hayward, David Matchar and Angelique Chan, “Educational Differences in the Compression of Disability Onset in the United States.” Paper Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, April 30th - May 2nd, 2015, San Diego, CA, USA.

Marc A. Garcia, Jacqueline L. Angel, Ronald J. Angel, and Chi-Tsun Chiu, “Acculturation, Gender and Active Life Expectancy in the Mexican-origin Population” Paper Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, April 30th - May 2nd, 2015, San Diego, CA, USA.

NOTES

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

2019/05/28, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.

2018/05/28, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, USA.

2018/03/06, Centre for Ageing Research and Education, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore.

2017/12/11, Institute of Statistical Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.

2017/02/26, Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA.

2017/01/19, University Research Center, Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan.

2015/12/02, University Research Center, Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan.

2015/07/24, Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.

2014/03/03, Department of Sociology, National Taipei University, Taipei, Taiwan.

2013/12/24, Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.

2013/08/28, Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.

2013/05/16, Department of Sociology, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.

2010/08/04, Department of Sociology, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan.

2010/07/23, Nihon University Population Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan.

GRANTS

Ministry of Science and Technology, PI, “A global study of living arrangement and health expectancy.” 2018/8-2020/7, TW$ 1,775,000 (including an add-on project with Co-PI: Aaron Hagedorn).

Ministry of Science and Technology, PI, “The association between living arrangement and health expectancy.” 2017/8-2018/7, TW$ 510,000.

University of California, Berkeley, PI, “Socioeconomic Gradient in Adult Mortality in Taiwan.” 2016/9-2017/6, US$3,858.

Ministry of Science and Technology, PI, “Educational differences in the compression of disability onset and average disability duration for each onset.” 2015/11-2016/10, TW$ 730,000.

John Templeton Foundation. Co-Investigator. “Linking spirituality and religiosity to life and health expectancy: A global comparative study.” 2015/8-2018/7, US$542,862. (PI: Zachary Zimmer; Co-PI: Yasuhiko Saito; Co-Investigators: Carol Jagger, Mary Beth Ofstedal) https://globalagingandcommunity.com/religion-and-health-expectancy/

SOFTWARE

Computing Health Expectancies using SPACE: The SPACE program. http://sites.utexas.edu/space/.

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