Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health; Research Associate, Center on Aging, University of Chicago; Chief Scientist, Lapetus Solutions
Jay Olshansky is a professor at University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Public Health and co-founder and chief scientist at Lapetus Solutions. The focus of his research is on estimating upper limits to human longevity, population aging, forecasts of longevity, slow aging in people (the “longevity dividend”), and the reemergence of communicable diseases. A board member of the American Federation of Aging Research, Olshansky authored The Quest for Immortality and A Measured Breath of Life and co-edited Aging: The Longevity Dividend. In 2016, he received awards from the Gerontological Society of America and the American Federation for Aging Research and was named one of Next Avenue’s Influencers in Aging.