Jay Olshansky

Jay Olshansky

Chief Scientist in Lapetus Solutions

Jay Olshansky received his Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Chicago. 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. He is on the Board of Directors of the American Federation of Aging Research.

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