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James W. Vaupel, Research Professor of Sanford School of Public Policy and Co-Director of the Biodemographic Research Unit (BARU) within DuPRI and Founding Director of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research and Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Center for Population Health & Aging  

Office Location: 2024 W. Main Street, Erwin Square Mill Bldg, Bay A, Rm 105, Durham, NC 27708-042
Duke Box: 90420
Email Address: vaupel@duke.edu
Web Page: http://user.demogr.mpg.de/jwv/

Areas of Expertise

  • Health Policy
    • Aging, Long-Term Care
    • Others
  • Social Policy, Demography

Education:
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1978
M.P.P. Policy Analysis, Harvard University, 1972
M.P.P., Harvard University, 1971
B.A., Harvard University, 1967

Research Description: Research: Demography of aging; mortality at advanced ages; environmental and genetic plasticity of mortality rates

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Zeng, Y; Feng, Q; Gu, D; Vaupel, JW. "Demographics, phenotypic health characteristics and genetic analysis of centenarians in China.." Mechanisms of Ageing and Development 165.Pt B (July, 2017): 86-97. [doi]  [abs]
  2. Wensink, MJ; Vaupel, JW; Christensen, K. "Stem Cell Divisions Per Se Do Not Cause Cancer.." Epidemiology 28.4 (July, 2017): e35-e37. [doi]
  3. Rasmussen, SH; Andersen-Ranberg, K; Thinggaard, M; Jeune, B; Skytthe, A; Christiansen, L; Vaupel, JW; McGue, M; Christensen, K. "Cohort Profile: The 1895, 1905, 1910 and 1915 Danish Birth Cohort Studies - secular trends in the health and functioning of the very old.." International Journal of Epidemiology (April, 2017). [doi]
  4. Zeng, Y; Feng, Q; Hesketh, T; Christensen, K; Vaupel, JW. "Survival, disabilities in activities of daily living, and physical and cognitive functioning among the oldest-old in China: a cohort study.." The Lancet 389.10079 (April, 2017): 1619-1629. [doi]  [abs]
  5. Vaupel, JW. "In Memoriam: Professor Jan M. Hoem James W. Vaupel." Demographic research 36 (February, 2017): 729-730.

James W. Vaupel