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Board Member in the News: S. Jay Olshansky on healthspan and longevity of candidates in The Washington Post

Mar 6
2020

Board Member in the News: S. Jay Olshansky on healthspan and longevity of candidates in The Washington Post View MoreBACK

On March 4, The Washington Post featured insights from AFAR expert S. Jay Olshansky, PhD, on how better education, wealth, and top-notch medical care impact the longevity of the presidential candidates.

The article highlights Dr. Olshansky’s AFAR-published whitepaper, “Longevity and Health of U.S. Presidential Candidates for the 2020 Election,” which explains why healthspan – not chronological age – matters most when analyzing the presidential candidates.

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.

Read the article, “The Health 202: Super Tuesday guaranteed the next president will be very old. But experts downplay the risk,” here.

Read Dr. Olshansky’s AFAR-published whitepaper here.





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