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Mara Sheftel

Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research

Mara Getz Sheftel is an Instructor (Tenure Track) at the Rutgers University Institute for Health, Health Policy and Aging and in the Rutgers School of Public Health. She was previously a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Population Research Institute at Pennsylvania State University working in the Crossnational Aging Research Lab (CARL). She holds a PhD in Sociology from the CUNY Graduate Center. Mara is a Sociologist and Demographer who uses a life course perspective to study new drivers of stratification for aging adults. Her research has been published in Demography, Population Research & Policy Review, the Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, and Socius, among other peer-reviewed journals. With a background in mentorship and service-learning, Mara is an experienced and enthusiastic educator. You can find more about her on her website: https://www.mara-getz-sheftel.com/ or X: @MaraSheftel