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Board Member in the News: BBC Radio 4 interviews S. Jay Olshansky on presidential candidates healthspan

Mar 9
2020

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On March 4, BBC Radio 4 interviewed AFAR board member S. Jay Olshansky, PhD, on the age of the presidential candidates. In the interview, Dr. Olshansky emphasizes that healthspan – not chronological age – matters most when assessing the candidates.

The interview also highlights Dr. Olshansky’s recent AFAR-published whitepaper, “Longevity and Health of U.S. Presidential Candidates for the 2020 Election.”

Dr. Olshansky is an AFAR board member and 2016 Irving S. Wright Award recipient. He is currently a Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, a Research Associate at the Center on Aging at the University of Chicago and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and the Chief Scientist at Lapetus Solutions, Inc.

Listen to the interview, beginning at 36:30, on the episode, “Michael Bloomberg drops out of the race for the White House,” here.





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