José Manuel Aburto

Newton Fellow

Areas of Research: Population Health, Mathematical Demography, Health Inequalities, Ageing

José Manuel’s research focuses on the development of methodology to understand how populations and individuals survive to higher ages. In his previous work, he has developed new perspectives on life expectancy and lifespan inequality trends in Europe and Latin America.  He has also led substantial research documenting the effects of the surge of violence on reversing life expectancy improvements in Latin America. José Manuel received his PhD from the Interdisciplinary Centre on Population Dynamics at the University of Southern Denmark and the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research.

Selected publications:

Aburto, J.M., Villavicencio, F., Basellini, U., Kjaergaard, S., Vaupel, J.W. (2020). Dynamics of life expectancy and lifespan equality. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 117(10), 5250-5259

García, J., Aburto, J.M. (2019). The impact of violence on Venezuelan life expectancy and lifespan inequality. International Journal of Epidemiology, 48(5), 1593-1601.

Aburto, J.M., Beltrán-Sánchez H. (2019). The upsurge of homicides and its impact on life expectancy and lifespan inequality in Mexico, 2005-2015. American Journal of Public Health, 109(3), 483-489.

Aburto, J.M., Alvarez-Martínez, J.A., Villavicencio, F., Vaupel, J.W. (2019). The threshold age of the lifetable entropy. Demographic Research.

Aburto, J.M., van Raalte, A. (2018). Lifespan dispersion in times of life expectancy fluctuation: the case of Central and Eastern Europe". Demography, 55(6).

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