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Board Member in the News: S. Jay Olshansky on the importance of candidate healthspan in Bloomberg Opinion

Feb 28
2020

Board Member in the News: S. Jay Olshansky on the importance of candidate healthspan in Bloomberg Opinion View MoreBACK

On February 25, Bloomberg Opinion featured insights from AFAR expert S. Jay Olshansky, PhD, on the importance of healthspan and not chronological age when discussing the presidential candidates. The article also cites Dr. Olshansky’s recent AFAR-published whitepaper on this topic.

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, “Maybe a President’s Age Doesn’t Matter That Much,” here.

Read the whitepaper, “Longevity and Health of US Presidential Candidates for the 2020 Election,” here.





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