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

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. Wensink, MJ; Vaupel, JW; Christensen, K. "Stem Cell Divisions Per Se Do Not Cause Cancer.." Epidemiology 28.4 (July, 2017): e35-e37. [doi]
  2. 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]
  3. Zeng, Y; Feng, Q; Gu, D; Vaupel, JW. "Demographics, phenotypic health characteristics and genetic analysis of centenarians in China.." Mechanisms of Ageing and Development (December, 2016). [doi]  [abs]
  4. Zeng, Y; Brasher, MS; Gu, D; Vaupel, JW. "Older Parents Benefit More in Health Outcome From Daughters' Than Sons' Emotional Care in China.." Journal of Aging and Health 28.8 (December, 2016): 1426-1447. [doi]  [abs]
  5. Colchero, F; Rau, R; Jones, OR; Barthold, JA; Conde, DA; Lenart, A; Nemeth, L; Scheuerlein, A; Schoeley, J; Torres, C; Zarulli, V; Altmann, J; Brockman, DK; Bronikowski, AM; Fedigan, LM; Pusey, AE; Stoinski, TS; Strier, KB; Baudisch, A; Alberts, SC; Vaupel, JW. "The emergence of longevous populations.." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA 113.48 (November, 2016): E7681-E7690. [doi]  [abs]

James W. Vaupel