Prof. Dr. Anja Leist

Anja Leist

Associate professor

Academic Area(s) Public health, health care sciences & services / Multidisciplinary, general & others / Sociology & social sciences
Research Topics Health in Old Age, Cognitive Function and Dementia, Social and Life Course Epidemiology, Technology and Aging
Faculty or Centre Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Department Department of Social Sciences
Postal Address Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Campus Office MSH, E04 25-155
Email
Telephone (+352) 46 66 44 9581
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Research Stays in Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland

Anja Leist is Associate Professor in Public Health and Ageing and Vice-head of the Institute for Research on Socio-Economic Inequality (IRSEI) in the Department of Social Sciences. She is expert on the topics of health inequalities, ageing, and cognitive ageing, with a social epidemiological and life course perspective. She had research stays at the universities of Luxembourg, Zurich/Switzerland, and Rotterdam/Netherlands, and was funded by several national and European funders, among them the European Research Council on the topic of cognitive ageing (CRISP, grant agreement no. 803239, 1.15 mio. EUR). 

The CRISP project investigates cognitive aging from a social and behavioral (risk reduction) perspective with a focus on inequalities related to education and gender, and applies new modeling techniques to improve dementia risk prediction. See all publications and updates on the CRISP project here.

Anja is elected Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America. She serves as expert on the topics of dementia, health politics, and ageing on several advisory and editorial boards, committees, and working groups. Anja is Strategic Advisor to the World Young Leaders in Dementia network (WYLD) and represents the WYLD network on the World Dementia Council - see the global dialogue on early-career researchers in dementia here.

Anja is main supervisor of three doctoral students in Social Sciences (Katherine Ford, Ivana Paccoud, Jung Hyun Kim) and one doctoral student in Psychology (Matthias Klee). She is co-supervising a doctoral student in Psychology (Diana Abri), and two doctoral students in Biology (Laure Pauly; Anne-Marie Hanff). She further supervises two postdocs. Dr Fabiana Ribeiro is postdoc on the ERC Cognitive Ageing project CRISP, Dr Ana Carolina Teixeira Santos is postdoc on the MEDITAGING project funded by the FNR.

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In press

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See detailThe prevalence of mild cognitive impairment in Latin America and the Caribbean: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Ribeiro, Fabiana; Teixeira Santos, Ana Carolina; Leist, Anja

in Aging and Mental Health (in press)

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2022

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2021

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See detailPartnership and cognitive aging in Europe: Mediating factors and social stratification
Bertogg, Ariane; Leist, Anja

in Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences (2021)

See detailDetecting the ‘Black Hole’ of age-period excess mortality in 25 countries: Age-period-cohort residual analysis
Chauvel, Louis; Leist, Anja; Smith, Herbert L.

in Bell, Andrew (Ed.) Age, Period, and Cohort Effects (2021)

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See detailReturns to Educational and Occupational Attainment in Cognitive Performance for Middle-Aged South Korean Men and Women
Ford, Katherine Joy; Leist, Anja

in Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine (2021), 7

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See detailDeterminants of Self-Stigma in People with Parkinson's Disease: A Mixed Methods Scoping Review
Hanff, Anne-Marie; Leist, Anja; Fritz, Joëlle; Pauly, Claire; Krüger, Rejko; Halek, Margareta; NCER-PD, consortium

in Journal of Parkinson's Disease (2021)

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See detailMachine learning and health inequalities
Leist, Anja

Presentation (2021, November 08)

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See detailCode reviewing as a practice in research groups
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Presentation (2021, July)

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Leist, Anja

in Immergut, E.; Anderson, K.; Devitt, C.; Popic, T. (Eds.) Health politics in Europe: A handbook (2021)

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See detailDementia prevention “for all”: Between enthusiasm and prudence
Leist, Anja

Article for general public (2021)

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See detailInequality of educational opportunity at time of schooling predicts cognitive functioning in later adulthood
Leist, Anja; Bar-Haim, Eyal; Chauvel, Louis

in SSM - Population Health (2021), 15

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See detailMachine learning in the social and health sciences
Leist, Anja; Klee, Matthias; Kim, Jung Hyun; Rehkopf, David; Bordas, Stéphane; Muniz-Terrera, Graciela; Wade, Sara

E-print/Working paper (2021)

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See detailWhich demographic and socio-economic factors are associated with vaccination willingness and beliefs towards vaccination? Rapid report with first results
Leist, Anja; Klee, Matthias; Paccoud, Ivana; Pauly, Laure; Ghosh, Soumyabrata; Fritz, Joëlle; O Sullivan, Marc Paul; Rommes, Basile; Wilmes, Paul; Krüger, Rejko; CON-VINCE Consortium

Report (2021)

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See detailSymposium: Contextual and life-course determinants of later-life cognitive functioning and dementia
Leist, Anja; Muniz-Terrera, Graciela

Scientific Conference (2021, June)

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See detailRisk of obesity in the United States, 1976-2018: Cohort effects and increasing educational inequalities
Leist, Anja; Settels, Jason; Chauvel, Louis

Scientific Conference (2021)

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See detailSocioeconomic and behavioural factors associated with access to and use of Personal Health Records
Paccoud, Ivana; Baumann, Michèle; Le Bihan, Etienne; Pétré, Benoît; Breinbauer, Mareike; Böhme, Philip; Chauvel, Louis; Leist, Anja

in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making (2021), 21

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See detailThe Moderating Role of Resilience in the Personality-Mental Health Relationship During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Pauly, Claire; Ribeiro, Fabiana; Schröder, Valerie; Pauly, Laure; Krüger, Rejko; Leist, Anja

in Frontiers in Psychiatry (2021)

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See detailThe retrograde procedural memory in people with Parkinson’s disease with or without freezing of gait – a cross-sectional study
Pauly, Laure; Rauschenberger, Armin; Pauly, Claire; Hansen, Maxime; Pavelka, Lukas; Hanff, Anne-Marie; Schröder, Valerie; Leist, Anja; Krüger, Rejko

Poster (2021, September 17)

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See detailChanges in prevalence of cognitive impairment and associated risk factors 2000–2015 in São Paulo, Brazil
Ribeiro, Fabiana; Duarte, Yeda Aparecida de Oliveira; Santos, Jair Lício Ferreira; Leist, Anja

in BMC Geriatrics (2021)

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See detailExploring the frequency of anxiety and depression symptoms in a Brazilian sample during the COVID-19 outbreak
Ribeiro, Fabiana; Santos, Flávia; Anunciação, Luis; Barrozo, Lucas; Landeira-Fernandez, Jesus; Leist, Anja

in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (2021), 18(9),

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See detailThe evolution and social determinants of mental health during the first wave of the COVID-19 outbreak in Luxembourg
Ribeiro, Fabiana; Schröder, Valerie; Krüger, Rejko; Leist, Anja; the CON-VINCE Consortium

in Psychiatry Research (2021), 303

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See detailPrevalence of dementia among elderly in Latin America and the Caribbean: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Ribeiro, Fabiana; Teixeira-Santos, Ana Carolina; Leist, Anja

Poster (2021, June)

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2020

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See detailPartnership transitions and cognitive functioning among the European 50+
Bertogg, Ariane; Leist, Anja

Scientific Conference (2020)

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See detailExamining gender differentials in the association of low control work with cognitive performance in older workers
Ford, Katherine Joy; Batty, G. David; Leist, Anja

in European Journal of Public Health (2020)

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See detailHealth inequalities in the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic
Leist, Anja

in Mein, Georg; Pause, Johannes (Eds.) Self and Society in the Corona Crisis. Perspectives from the Humanities and Social Sciences (2020)

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See detailUsing cohort data to emulate lifestyle interventions: Long-term beneficial effects of initiating physical activity on cognitive decline and dementia
Leist, Anja; Muniz-Terrera, Graciela; Solomon, Alina

in Alzheimer's and Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association (2020), 16

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See detailThe patients’ perspective on access to and use of Personal Health Records
Paccoud, Ivana; Baumann, Michèle; Le Bihan, Etienne; Pétré, Benoit; Breinbauer, Mareike; Böhme, Philipp; Chauvel, Louis; Leist, Anja

Scientific Conference (2020)

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See detailMental health impact of the confinement measures during the COVID-19 pandemic
Pauly, Claire; Schroeder, Valerie; Pauly, Laure; Krüger, Rejko; Leist, Anja; CON-VINCE Consortium

in Innovation in Aging (2020), 4(S1), 952

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See detailPrevalence of memory impairment 2000-2015 in Sao Paolo, Brazil
Ribeiro, Fabiana; de Oliveira Duarte, Yeda; Santos, Jair Licio Ferreira; Leist, Anja

in Alzheimer's and Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association (2020), 16

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See detailWho is going to pay the price of Covid-19? Reflections about an unequal Brazil
Ribeiro, Fabiana; Leist, Anja

in International Journal for Equity in Health (2020), 19

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See detailPrevalence of Mild Cognitive Impairment in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Systematic Review
Ribeiro, Fabiana; Teixeira-Santos, Carolina; Leist, Anja

in Innovation in Aging (2020), 4(S1), 897898

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See detailProgramme Démence Prévention (pdp ): A Nation-Wide Programme for Dementia Prevention in Luxembourg
Schröder, Valerie; Kaysen, Anne; Fritz, Joëlle; Kemp, Jennifer; Wagner, Sophie; Köhler, Sebastian; Hartmann, Tobias; Dodel, Richard; Kalbe, Elke; Leist, Anja; Krüger, Rejko

Poster (2020, April)

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See detailChanges in neighborhood-level socioeconomic disadvantage and older Americans’ cognitive functioning
Settels, Jason; Leist, Anja

in Innovation in Aging (2020), 4(S1), 483

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2019

See detailIncome Inequality and the Strength of the Origins-Health Gradient in 20 European Countries
Chauvel, Louis; Bar-Haim, Eyal; Leist, Anja

Scientific Conference (2019, September 12)

See detailBrain health and dementia risk reduction
Leist, Anja

Presentation (2019, June 05)

See detailEpidemiology of and inequalities in ageing
Leist, Anja

Presentation (2019, June 05)

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See detailThe Long-lasting Impact of Inequality of Educational Opportunities on Later-life Cognitive Functioning
Leist, Anja; Bar-Haim, Eyal; Chauvel, Louis

Scientific Conference (2019)

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See detailGender inequalities across the life course: A societal perspective on gender differences in dementia
Leist, Anja; Ford, Katherine Joy

Scientific Conference (2019, October)

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2018

See detailGlobal inequalities 1980-2050: a microdata oriented simulation – Worldsim
Chauvel, Louis; Bar-Haim, Eyal; Hartung, Anne; Leist, Anja

Scientific Conference (2018, July 13)

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See detailOverweight and obesity of mid-aged cohorts: Increasing burden, increasing educational inequalities
Chauvel, Louis; Leist, Anja

in Innovation in Aging (2018, November)

See detailDetecting Public Health crises: APC-Detrended methodology and residuals in a 25-country, 35-year mortality matrix
Chauvel, Louis; Leist, Anja; Smith, Herbert

Scientific Conference (2018, June 09)

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See detailDeterminants of cognitive decline in a large cross-national study using machine learning
Leist, Anja

in Innovation in Aging (2018, November), 2(S1), 244

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See detailAssociations of wealth with frailty and memory impairment across the course of aging
Leist, Anja

in Innovation in Aging (2018, November), 2(S1), 906

See detailPopulation aging, demographic trends and consequences for long-term care
Leist, Anja

in Boll, Thomas; Ferring, Dieter; Valsiner, Jaan (Eds.) Cultures of care in aging (2018)

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See detailAssociations of inequality of educational opportunities and later-life cognitive trajectories
Leist, Anja; Bar-Haim, Eyal; Chauvel, Louis

Poster (2018, May 03)

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See detailThe role of nutrition and literacy on the cognitive functioning of elderly poor individuals
Leist, Anja; Novella, Rafael; Olivera, Javier

in Journal of Aging and Social Policy (2018)

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See detailInequality in old age cognition across the world
Olivera, Javier; Andreoli, Francesco; Leist, Anja; Chauvel, Louis

in Economics and Human Biology (2018), 29

See detailHealth access and wealth: Does capital structure matter?
Paccoud, Ivana; Leist, Anja

Scientific Conference (2018, December)

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2017

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See detailEconomic Downturns, Retirement and Long-Term Cognitive Function Among Older Americans
Hessel, Philipp; Riumallo-Herl, Carlos; Leist, Anja; Berkman, Lisa; Avendano, Mauricio

in Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences (2017)

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See detailSocial inequalities in dementia care, cure, and research
Leist, Anja

in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (2017)

See detailThe most beneficial type of humor
Leist, Anja

in Bormans, Leo (Ed.) The World Book of Happiness 2.0 (2017)

See detailInnovative approaches for microfinance for youth
Leist, Anja; Chapet, Jérémie; Szelest, Linda

Scientific Conference (2017, November 28)

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See detailIncreases in well-being in the transition to retirement for unemployed. Catching up with formerly employed persons
Ponomarenko, Valentina; Leist, Anja; Chauvel, Louis

in Ageing & Society (2017), online

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