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Lindsay Kobayashi

Former Bell Fellow

Lindsay Kobayashi is a social epidemiologist whose work draws from behavioral science to examine health-related outcomes in aging populations. She received her PhD from University College London, where she investigated aging-related changes to literacy skills and the influence of literacy on health-promoting behaviors in older English adults. As a Bell Fellow, she continued this line of work by framing cognitive function, literacy, and technological capital within the societal determinants of population health, exploring how these factors may act to constrain or enable individual agency to maintain health in different country contexts. A key component of this work is to validate and harmonize measures for dementia screening across countries with high- and low-literacy rates.