Aïda Solé Auró

Aïda Solé Auró is tenure-track professor in the Department of Political and Social Science at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona). She is a member of the SocioDemographics Research Group (DemoSoc) at UPF. Solé earned two master’s degrees, one in Business and one in Actuarial Science and Finance, before getting my Ph.D. from the University of Barcelona in 2009. She concluded a two-year postdoctoral fellow in the Multidisciplinary Research Training Program in Gerontology working with Dr. Eileen M. Crimmins at the University of Southern California (USC, USA) and Solé was a research fellow in the “Mortality, Health and Epidemiology” Unit at Institut national d’Études Demographiques (Ined, Paris) (2013-2014). Solé is periodically visiting researcher at Ined (Paris), at USC (Los Angeles), and at the Max Planck Institute for Demography – MPIDR (Rostock). The long and healthy life of her grandfather, Tonet —who died at 103 years old—sparked her lifelong interest in the aging process. Her passion is to study the aging process and how it links to social systems. Her research focuses on understanding the determinants of health, the association between gender and health in different socioeconomic dimensions, and how people live longer healthier lives in multiple high-income countries. She is involved in projects that try to understand why different countries experience differences in health and longevity that could be due to economic, demographic or cultural differences across populations.