Jacqueline L. Angel, Ph.D. is a Professor of Public Affairs at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and Sociology at the College of Liberal Arts, and a faculty affiliate at the Population Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin. She completed her postdoctoral training at Rutgers University in mental health services research and the Pennsylvania State University Program in Demography of Aging. Her research examines health and retirement issues in the U.S., with a focus on older minorities, the impact of social policy on the Hispanic population and Mexican American families.
Angel is author/co-author/editor of over 80 journal articles, 30 book chapters and 10 books. Her recent publications include “Latinos in an Aging World,” “Challenges of Latino Aging in the Americas” and “Handbook of the Sociology of Aging.” Dr. Angel is a fellow of the Behavioral and Social Sciences section of The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and a senior fellow at the UTMB School of Medicine’s Sealy Center on Aging. She was honored with the GSA Senior Service Scholar Award and the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health Charles E. Gibbs Leadership Prize. In Austin, she is a member of the President’s Council at Family Eldercare and was a 2013 recipient of the Jackie Lelong Visionary Leader Award.
In the News:
- Op-ed: We Need to Better Prepare for an Aging and Hispanic America (10/8/19, UT News). Preparing for an aging and Hispanic America (10/3/19, Houston Chronicle). We need to prepare for an increasingly aging, Hispanic America (10/1/19, Corpus Christi Times)
- Latina longevity is real, but it can bring health, financial challenges (6/11/19, nbcnews.com)
- New Aging & Longevity Center to address future needs of Texas’ growing elderly population (1/25/19, LBJ School of Public Affairs)
- Jacqueline Angel Named a Next Avenue’s Top 50 Influencer in Aging for 2017
- Can Austin match the needs of a growing senior population? (3/26/18, Community Impact)
- The Day Shift: Adult day cares in the Rio Grande Valley are a cultural phenomenon. What can they teach us about health and wellness in an aging world? (1/8/18, Texas Observer)
- The risks of meddling with Obamacare while the nation’s health is on the line (November 2016, The Dallas Morning News)
- Latinos enjoy longevity despite socioeconomic woes (San Antonio Express News, 9/12/16)