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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: Academia University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIC) - Public Research university.

S. Jay Olshansky is also referenced in the following:

Healthspan Show
10-May-2021 to 14-May-2021

Online event about longevity and wellness organized by Longevity Leaders (LSX) with many speakers included.

Metabesity 2021
11-Oct-2021 to 14-Oct-2021

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 others


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 younger


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...) lifespans


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 ...


Living Forever

Proto - 13-Jun-2017

Review of current thinking from the Massachusetts General Hospital - the largest teaching hospita...


Metformin human trials planned - 30-Nov-2015

Could significantly increase life expectancy and health span. 20 years ago aging was a biologica...