Dr. S. Jay Olshansky, PhD
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 Chief Scientist at Lapetus Solutions, Inc. The focus of his research has been on estimates of the upper limits to human longevity, in the pursuit of the scientific means to slow aging in people, and global implications of infectious and parasitic diseases. Dr. Olshansky is on the Board of Directors of the American Federation of Aging Research; he is the first author of The Quest for Immortality: Science at the Frontiers of Aging, and A Measured Breath of Life. In 2016, Dr. Olshansky was honored with the Donald P. Kent Award from the Gerontological Society of America, and he was named one of Next Street’s Influencer in Aging.