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Aging Studies Doctoral Candidate's Article Impacts Legislation in the Philippines, Goes Viral in Gerontology Community

Aging Studies Doctoral Candidate's Article Impacts Legislation in the Philippines, Goes Viral in Gerontology Community

Adrian N. S. Badana, MPH, CPH; a G.S.S. Doctoral Fellow and PhD candidate in the School of Aging Studies, is making an impact with his article "Aging in the Philippines," co-authored by Dr. Ross Andel, Director of the School of Aging Studies. The article, published in The Gerontologist, a top-tier outlet for aging-related research. Badana, an aspiring gerontologist and public health researcher, was inspired by his Filipino heritage and time spent living in Southeast Asia to research the Filipino population. The goal of Badana's article was to provide an overview of research on aging in the Philippines for other gerontologists and public health researchers, but the article went further than that - all the way to the House of Representatives of the Philippines and into potential legislation as it was cited as evidence by the House of Representatives in the Philippines in a bill designed to improve the lives and social welfare of older citizens. Read more...

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