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José Manuel Aburto


In many parts of the world life expectancy has been increasing over the last decades, but not everywhere. In my work I am interested in uncovering those cases where life expectancy has stalled or even decreased. For example, in many countries in Latin America and the Middle East, life expectancy has been stagnant due to increased violent deaths. Similarly, life expectancy in the USA has been stagnant in the last decade due to lack of improvements in mortality from cardiovascular diseases and drug-related mortality. My interests in these topics started as a pursued graduate training in Demography back in Mexico, and since then a big strand of my research has been about developing mathematical models to better understand mortality trends in many parts of the world.