Dr. Beltrán-Sánchez is an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health Science at the Fielding School of Public Health and at the California Center for Population Research, both at UCLA. His research focuses on the population dynamics of health and aging, with a particular focus in Latin American countries. He has written on health and mortality patterns and trends in low and middle-income countries; on aging in high-income countries in relation to assessing whether improvements in survival at older ages are also accompanied by adding years in good health; on the links between early life experiences and late life outcomes; as well as on biomarker data from Mexico to study physiological patterns of health and their link with sociodemographic factors. He co-founded the Latin American Mortality Database, the largest data repository of mortality from 19 countries in Latin America (including data from around 1850).
Prior to joining UCLA, Dr. Beltrán-Sánchez was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Southern California, a David E. Bell Research Fellow at the Center for Population and Development Studies at Harvard University, and Research Associate at the Center for Demography of Health & Aging at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds a PhD and MA in Demography from the University of Pennsylvania, MS in Mathematics from Northern Arizona University, and BS in Actuarial Sciences from the National Autonomous University of Mexico.