Postdoctoral Researchers

Mary Kaltenberg
Mary Kaltenberg
Postdoctoral Researcher
Mary Kaltenberg is currently a post-doctoral fellow at Brandeis University with Adam Jaffe and Margie Lachman working on the inventor creative life cycle with patent data. She received her PhD at UNU-MERIT, Maastricht, The Netherlands where she also taught introductory courses on data science and econometrics to graduate students at the Maastricht School of Governance. As a PhD Student, she spent a year as a visiting student and research assistant at the Collective Learning group at the MIT Media Lab.  She holds her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree from Eugene Lang College, The New School and her Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Economics from The New School for Social Research in New York City. She has also worked at UNICEF on resource mobilization and research on accessibility to health care and has contributed to UNICEF, UNIDO and IDB reports. Her passion is applied economics with an open mind in approaching quantitative methodology by mixing methods from econometrics, machine learning, and networks analysis. She is interested in topics on innovation, labor markets, and structural change.
Yujun Liu
Yujun Liu
Postdoctoral Research
PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Yujun Liu received her PhD in Human Development with a simultaneous degree in public health from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University under the direction of Dr. Karen A. Roberto. She holds a Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis. Yujun’s research interests include healthy aging and family caregiving.

Selected Publications

Liu, Y., & Lachman, M. E. (in press). Physical and cognitive activity as mediators of the relationship between education and cognition in later life. Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences.

Liu, Y., & Lachman, M. E. (in press). Socioeconomic status and parenting style from childhood: Long-term effects on cognitive function at mid and later life. Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Social Sciences.

Liu, Y., Voskanova, K., & Jarrott, S. (2017). Feasibility of an electronic participant information system for adult day services: A qualitative study of staff perspectives. Home Health Care Services Quarterly. doi: 10.1080/01621424.2017.1291389

Liu, Y., Xie, Y., Brossoie, N., Roberto, K. A. & Redican, K. (2017). Alcohol consumption and depression symptoms among older adults in China. American Journal of Health Education. doi: 10.1080/19325037.2017.1358123

Dou, X., & Liu, Y. (2015). Elderly migration patterns in China: Types, patterns and determinants. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 6, 1-21. doi: 10.1177/0733464815587966.