Zhuoer is a Ph.D. Candidate in Health Policy and Management (Economics Concentration) at Yale School of Public Health. His research aims to understand the life course determinants of cognitive aging and how public policy may intervene to address the racial and geographic disparities in cognition; and to assess the consequences of cognitive aging on health decision-making, behaviors and well-being. He is also interested in studying the health impacts of long-term care and social security programs for older adults, especially those with cognitive impairment or dementia (e.g., ADRD). His research makes use of both nationally representative survey data and administrative data from developing (e.g., China) and developed countries (e.g., US, England, Europe) to understand the leading policy issues in population aging around the world.