Alberto Palloni Named 2019 IUSSP Laureate

Congratulations to Alberto Palloni, recipient of the 29th Laureate Award from the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP). Established in 1991 and awarded annually, the IUSSP Laureate Award recognizes the life-time achievements of outstanding IUSSP members in advancing population science and rendering distinguished service.

After completing a PhD in 1977 at the University of Washington, Palloni worked at the University of Texas at Austin, the United Nations, and the University of Michigan before joining Wisconsin’s sociology department in 1980. At UW–Madison, he has served as director of CDE (2004–07) and the Center for Demography of Health and Aging (2012–16). During his career, Palloni has authored more than 100 publications—including 3 books—and led major research projects funded by NICHD, the National Institute on Aging, the Hewlett Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He has made important contributions in the areas of mortality, health and aging, and biodemography.

An active member of the population sciences community, Palloni has served as both vice president (2002) and president (2006) of the Population Association of America. In recognition of his many contributions to the field, Palloni has received awards and fellowships from a variety of institutions, including the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, among others.

During the PAA annual meeting, an award ceremony for the 2019 IUSSP Laureate will take place on Wednesday, April 10 at 5:30 p.m.  (JW Marriott Austin, 1550 Court Place). All are welcome!

We congratulate Alberto on this terrific and well-deserved award!