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Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA)
Hiram is Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) and Associate Director of the UCLA California Center for Population Research. Hiram completed his Ph.D and M.A. in Demography at the University of Pennsylvania (USA), a M.S. in Mathematics at Northern Arizona University (USA), and a B.S. in Actuarial sciences at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. Hiram is co-founder, with Alberto Palloni and Guido Pinto, of the Latin American Mortality Database, the largest data repository of mortality from 19 countries in Latin America (including data from around 1850). His main areas of research include the study of health patterns and trends in low- and middle-income countries including issues about compression of morbidity, links between early life experiences and late life outcomes, as well as on biomarker data to study physiological patterns of health and their link with sociodemographic factors.