S. Jay Olshansky
Professor of Public Health at University of Illinois at Chicago.
S. Jay Olshansky received his PhD in Sociology at the University of Chicago in 1984. He is currently a Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Research Associate at the Center on Aging at the University of Chicago and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Chief Scientist at Lapetus Solutions, Inc. The focus of his research to date has been on estimates of the upper limits to human longevity, exploring the health and public policy implications associated with individual and population aging, forecasts of the size, survival, and age structure of the population, pursuit of the scientific means to slow aging in people (The Longevity Dividend), and global implications of the re-emergence of infectious and parasitic diseases. Dr. Olshansky is on the Board of Directors of the American Federation of Aging Research; he is the first author of The Quest for Immortality: Science at the Frontiers of Aging (Norton, 2001) and A Measured Breath of Life (2013); and co-edited Aging: The Longevity Dividend (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2015). In 2016, Dr. Olshansky was honored with the Donald P. Kent Award from the Gerontological Society of America, the Irving S. Wright Award from the American Federation for Aging Research, and he was named a Next Avenue Influencer in Aging.
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See also: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIC) - Public Research university.
S. Jay Olshansky is also referenced in the following:
Online event about longevity and wellness organized by Longevity Leaders (LSX) with many speakers included.
The Kitalys institute virtual conference targeting key questions that will impact the future of aging and extending healthspan
S. Jay Olshansky News
AI firm Lapetus uses facial recognition for longevity studies
Longevity Technology - 11-Aug-2020
In 60 seconds, can identify ones rate of ageing, BMI, among othersRead more...
Looking young means you are probably ageing slower
CR VITALITY - 30-Jun-2020
Good genes combined with healthy lifestyle choices can truly make you look youngerRead more...
Time to focus in on health extension rather than life extension
The Atlantic - 21-Jun-2019
Longer healthspans will inevitably result in longer (and longer, and longer...) lifespansRead more...
Why a drug for aging would challenge Washington
Politico - 13-Dec-2017
What if just one medical treatment could stave off heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s? First ...Read more...
Proto - 13-Jun-2017
Review of current thinking from the Massachusetts General Hospital - the largest teaching hospita...Read more...
Metformin human trials planned
Diabetes.co.uk - 30-Nov-2015
Could significantly increase life expectancy and health span. 20 years ago aging was a biologica...Read more...