UMass Boston

Areas of Expertise

Demography of aging; sociodeterminants of health; health disparities


MS, Gerontology, University of Massachusetts Boston
MS, Demography, The College of Mexico (COLMEX)
BS, Actuarial Sciences, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

Additional Information

Nidya Velasco Roldán is a Ph.D. candidate in Gerontology at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Currently, she is working on her dissertation which explores the impact of migration on older Mexicans health. For her dissertation, Nidya uses a life course perspective and focuses on Mexicans who migrated to the U.S. but return back to Mexico and are aging there. As part of the Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging, Nidya also participates in different projects in collaboration with various members of the Center’s team. Nidya’s research interests include demography of aging, sociodeterminants of health, and health disparities. Most of her research focuses on older Mexicans in Mexico and in the U.S.