CAPS Visiting Scholars Program

The Center for Aging and Policy Studies (CAPS) hosts an annual Visiting Scholars Program. The program facilitates interactions between CAPS faculty and student affiliates and other prominent scholars in the demography and economics of aging.

The 2023 Visiting Scholar Program will occur October 23-27, 2023.

Visiting scholars receive a $1500 honorarium, meet with CAPS faculty and student affiliates, and give the keynote address for the CAPS Annual Conference. The 2023 conference will be held virtually on October 27. Visiting scholars may participate in the program virtually or on-site, depending on their preference and public health guidelines regarding travel and social interactions in the fall. All travel expenses associated with an on-site visit will be covered. We welcome suggestions from awardees on how to best engage in the program

Questions about, or interest in, the program should be sent to Jennifer Karas Montez, CAPS Director, at

2023 Visiting Scholar
Hui Zheng
Professor of Sociology, The Ohio State University
“Understanding American Health Trends: Deaths of Despair, Racial Disparities, and The Declining Health in Boomers to Millennials “

2022 Visiting Scholar
David M. Cutler
Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics, Harvard University
“Is Aging a Luxury Good?”

2021 Visiting Scholar
Courtney Boen
Assistant Professor and Axilrod Faculty Fellow, Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
“The Scars of Legal Violence: Immigration Policy, Surveillance, and Enforcement and Population Health Inequality”

2020 Visiting Scholar
Clare Bambra
Professor of Public Health, Newcastle University
“Scaling Up – The Politics of Health and Place”