Stuart Jay Olshansky BS, MS, PhD
S. Jay Olshansky received his PhD 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 and a Research Associate at the Center on Aging at the University of Chicago and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. 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 ageing, and global implications of the re-emergence of infectious and parasitic diseases. During the last fifteen years, Dr Olshansky has been working with colleagues in the biological sciences to develop the modern "biodemographic paradigm" of mortality – an effort to understand the biological nature of the dying out process of living organisms.
Dr Olshansky is the current president of the Society for the Study of Social Biology, he is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences and Biogerontology, he is on the editorial board of several other scientific journals, and is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the New York Academy of Sciences. Dr Olshansky is also listed in Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, and American Men & Women of Science. Dr Olshansky is the first author of The Quest for Immortality: Science at the Frontiers of Aging (Norton, 2001).