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S. Jay Olshansky Co-Founder and Chief Scientist Lapetus Solutions, and Professor, School of Public Health, University of Illinois

S. Jay Olshansky received his Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Chicago in 1984. 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 Co-Founder and Chief Scientist at Lapetus Solutions.

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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. 

S. Jay Olshansky is on the Board of Directors of the American Federation of Aging Research and is the first author of The Quest for Immortality: Science at the Frontiers of Aging (Norton, 2001) and a Measured Breath of Life (2013) and co-editor of Aging: The Longevity Dividend (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2015).