Supported by the International Fulbright Science & Technology Award, Reuben Ng is pursuing a Ph.D. in Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale University’s School of Public Health where he engages in three aging-related projects. The first elucidates the health benefits of positive aging stereotypes that include longevity and reduced cardiovascular stress. The second investigates the evolution of aging stereotypes in the past two centuries. The third involves designing intervention programs to decrease negative self-perceptions in senior citizens.
Reuben’s research won him international accolades including the U.K. Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)’s 2008 Neville Butler Memorial Prize (runner-up) for Excellence in Longitudinal Studies, presented at the Houses of Parliament in London. In 2006, Reuben was the youngest and first undergraduate to receive the Seisoh Sukemune/Bruce Bain Early Research Career Award given by the International Council of Psychologists, an award typically conferred on scholars within five years of doctorate completion.