About Andreea Badache
Andreea-Corina Badache is a Ph.D. candidate in Disability Sciences at School of Health Sciences at Örebro University. She is part of the Newbreed doctoral program within the thematic area of Biology of Aging and Successful Ageing. The programme is co-funded by the European Commission through the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, Co-founding of Regional, National and International Programmes (MSCA COFOUND).
Andreea obtained in 2013 a Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy from Babes-Bolyai, Romania. Afterward, she decided to pursue her studies abroad and in 2015, she completed her Master degree in Rehabilitation Sciences from KU Leuven, in Belgium. Subsequently, she enrolled in a Master program in Healthcare Policy, Innovation, and Management at Maastricht University, in the Netherlands from where she graduated in 2017. In addition, Andreea worked at the regional office of World Health Organization (WHO) in Washington DC, USA, the National Institute of Public Health of Mexico and the European Commission - Joint Research Centre in Italy where she worked on various projects related to disability and rehabilitation, global health, security, and non-communicable diseases.
Her Ph.D. project is in Disability Sciences with a focus on the epidemiology of aging. Data from various Swedish and international longitudinal studies will be used to analyze trends in disability and assess the biological and social factors that influence successful aging in the oldest-old.
Her academic interests include public and global health, health inequalities, epidemiology of aging and disability, life course epidemiology, gerontology, rehabilitation, health policy and non-communicable diseases.
- Swedish National Graduate School for Competitive Science on Ageing and Health (SWEAH), an initiative of Lund University and funded by The Swedish Research Council.
- Swedish Institute for Disability Research
- Working group member in the EU COST Action CA18218 - European Burden of Disease Project
- Collaborator - Global Burden of Disease Project
Articles in journals
- Badache, A. C. , Mäki-Torkko, E. , Widén, S. & Fors, S. (2023). Why are old-age disabilities decreasing in Sweden and Denmark? Evidence on the contribution of cognition, education, and sensory functions. The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences, 78 (3), 483-495.
- Baxter, R. , Jemberie, W. B. , Li, X. , Naseer, M. , Pauelsen, M. , Shebehe, J. , Viklund, E. W. , Xia, X. & et al. (2021). COVID-19: Opportunities for interdisciplinary research to improve care for older people in Sweden. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 49 (1), 29-32.
- Badache, A. , Hachem, H. & Mäki-Torkko, E. (2023). The perspectives of successful ageing among older adults aged 75+: a systematic review with a narrative synthesis of mixed studies. Ageing & Society, 43, 1203-1239.
- Badache, A. , Mäki-Torkko, E. , Widén, S. & Fors, S. A descriptive epidemiological study of the prevalence of self-reported sensory difficulties by age group, sex, education, disability, and migration status in Sweden in 2020.
- Badache, A. , Rehnberg, J. , Mäki-Torkko, E. , Widén, S. & Fors, S. Longitudinal associations between sensory and cognitive functioning in adults 60 years or older in Sweden and Denmark.