Ph.D. Senior Scientist
Hirám’s research focuses on the demography of health and brings to LSI his global expertise specializing in Latin American countries. He has written on health patterns and trends in low- and middle-income countries; on aging in high-income countries including issues about compression of morbidity; on the links between early life experiences and late life outcomes; as well as on biomarker data from Mexico to study physiological patterns of health and their link with sociodemographic factors. Hirám co-founded the Latin American Mortality Database, the largest data repository of mortality from 19 countries in Latin America (including data from around 1850). He has collaborated with researchers and institutions in México, Brazil, Germany, and Sweden.
Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA in 2015, Hirám was Research Associate at the Center for Demography of Health & Aging at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was a David E. Bell Fellow at the Center for Population and Development Studies at Harvard University and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Southern California.
Hiram is a recent recipient of the Early Achievement Award from the Population Association of America, which recognizes particularly promising scholars in the field of demography.