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Jose M Aravena Castro, MSc

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Jose M Aravena Castro, MSc


I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, working under the mentorship of Professor Becca R. Levy.

I am interested in aging and mental health topics. Specifically, I am involved in projects related to 1) understanding the effect of social determinants of health in cognitive aging and treatments outcomes in older adults, and 2) the design and evaluation of treatments to improve healthy longevity outcomes in people with dementia and mental health conditions, with an emphasis on non-pharmacological interventions.

Education & Training

  • MPhil
    Yale University, Master in Philosophy - Public Health (2023)
  • MSc
    University of Chile, Master in Aging and Quality of Life (2016)
  • BSc
    University of Chile, Bachelor in Science of Human Occupation / Occupational Therapist Certificate (2012)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
International Dissertation FellowshipYale MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies2022
Fulbright-ANID Equal Opportunity Doctoral Scholarship (BIO Scholarship)Fulbright program - Chilean National Agency for Research and Development2016