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Board Member in the News: S. Jay Olshansky on presidential candidate’s healthspan in The Washington Post

Jan 2
2020

Board Member in the News: S. Jay Olshansky on presidential candidate’s healthspan in The Washington Post View MoreBACK

On December 17, 2019, The Washington Post featured insights by AFAR expert S. Jay Olshansky, PhD, on Joe Biden’s recent three page health summary, and why the candidate’s workout regimen is a sign of his good health.

Dr. Olshansky’s recent AFAR-published whitepaper, Longevity and Health of US Presidential Candidates for the 2020 Election, emphasizes the importance of assessing healthspan-- not chronological age—when considering a presidential candidate’s fitness.

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, “Joe Biden is a ‘healthy, vigorous’ 77-year-old, his doctor declares,” here.

Read the AFAR-published whitepaper by Dr. Olshansky here.





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