Marcus Ebeling

Marcus Ebeling

Affiliated to research

About me

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the "Ageing & Health Research Group" led by Karin Modig at the Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM), Karolinska Institutet. I have a background in demography and worked as a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute of Demographic Research and the University of Rostock before joining the team at KI. My research focuses on the relationship between health & mortality and the consequences of increasing longevity.  

Research description

I am leading a project that investigates individual pathways to death, which is financed by the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (FORTE). The conditions surrounding death have changed over the past decades. The average age at death has shifted to higher ages. Individual lifespans have also become more certain over time. Medical treatment as well as assistant technologies have not only allowed us to live longer, but also more independent even with disabilities. At the same time, social inequalities in health and mortality have grown. It is not only unclear how all these developments altered pathways to death, we also lack a general understanding of patterns and determinants of this stage of the life course. In the the project, we aim to close this gap and ask: how have pathways to death evolved in an era of continuous improvements in health and mortality?


September 2012: Master of Science in Demographie, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany

July 2013: European Master in Demography, European Doctoral School of Demography, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona and Center d’Estudis Demográfics, Barcelona, Spain

October 2018: Ph.D. (Dr. rer. pol.) in Demography with distinction (summa cum laude), University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany