James W. Vaupel
Curriculum Vitae

OFFICE
ADDRESS
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
Konrad-Zuse-Str. 1
18057 Rostock, Germany

Tel.: (49) 381-2081-102
Fax: (49) 381-2081-202

E-mail: jwv@demogr.mpg.de
 
EDUCATION 1978
Ph. D., Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA. Dissertation: "Early Death: A Policy Analysis of the Prospects for Saving Lives"

1971
Master of Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

1968
passed Doctoral Examinations, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA, USA

1967
B.A., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, highest honors in Mathematical Statistics
 
HONORS 2017
Cozzarelli Prize, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
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2015
Honorary Doctor of Economics, Lund, Sweden

2011
European Latsis Prize 2011, European Science Foundation
[ European Latsis Prize 2011 | Laudatio for James Vaupel ]

2010
Honorary Doctor of Civil Law, Newcastle, United Kingdom

2009
Seneca Medal, Industrieclub Düsseldorf, Germany

2008
Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Germany

2008
Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, USA

2008
Mindel C. Sheps Award for Mathematical Demography, Population Association of America, USA
[ Talk by James W. Vaupel ]

2004
Regular Scientific Member of the National Academy of Sciences, USA

2003
Longevity prize of the Ipsen Foundation, France

2001
Irene B. Taeuber Award for Lifetime Achievement, Population Association of America, USA

1996
Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society, Germany
 
EMPLOYMENT Januar 2013 - current
Director, Max-Planck Odense Center on the Biodemography of Aging, Denmark

October 1996 - current
Director, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany

2007 - current
Director, Max Planck International Research Network on Aging

January 2006 - current
Research Professor, Sanford Institute, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

2004 - current
Director, Rostocker Zentrum zur Erforschung des Demografischen Wandels, Germany

January 1992 - December 2005
Senior Research Scientist, Sanford Institute, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

June 1991 - 2002, January 2011 - current
Professor of Demography and Epidemiology, Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark

September 1985 - December 1991
Professor of Public Affairs and Planning, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

September 1988 - December 1991
also Professor of Ancient Studies and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

July 1984 - December 1985, May - August 1983, and September 1981 - July 1982
Research Scholar, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria

1979 - 1981
Study Director, Committee on Risk and Decision Making,
U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., USA

October 1979 - March 1982
Consultant to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., USA

August 1972 - August 1985
Lecturer to tenured Associate Professor, Institute of Policy Sciences and Public Affairs, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

September 1967 - May 1975
Research Associate, Harvard Multinational Enterprise Project, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA, USA
 
SELECTED
PROFESSIONAL
SERVICE
2012 - 2013
Founding President, Evolutionary Demography Society

2009 - current
Chairman, Board of Trustees, Population Europe

2009 - 2010
Chair, Advisory Board, Centre for Population Change, United Kingdom

2008 - current
Panel Chair, European Research Council Starting Grant, European Union

2008 - current
Member, Advisory Board, Population and Development Review, Population Council, USA

2007 - current
Deputy Editor, Demography, USA

2005 - current
Rector, European Doctoral School of Demography

2004 - 2006
Visiting Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

2004 - 2010
Member, Scientific Advisory Council of the Netherlands, Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute, The Netherlands

2003 - current
Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, USA

2003 - current
"Honorarprofessor" (Full professor with all rights and privileges but with a reduced teaching load and without pay), University Rostock, Germany

2003 - current
Member, European Association for Population Studies,
Committee on Training in Population Studies in Europe, Chair of the Council of EAPS

2003 - current
Member, Social Science and Population Studies Review Committee, U.S. National Institutes of Health, USA

2000 - current
Rector, International Max Planck Research School for Demography

1999 - current
Founding Publisher and Member of the Scientific Review Board, Demographic Research, an online journal of research and commentary in the population sciences

1999 - 2005
Member, Standing Committee on Population, National Research Council, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, USA

1999 - 2002
Member, Commission on Global Aging, "Global Aging Initiative" (Honorary Co-Chairs Ryutaro Hashimoto, Walter F. Mondale, and Karl-Otto Pöhl)

January 1998 - 2002
Member, National Advisory Council on Aging, National Institutes of Health, USA

1998 - 2002
Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Chinese National Research Center on Aging

1999 - 2001
Chair, Advisory Board, European Association for Population Studies

1999 - 2001
Member, Scientific Advisory Board, German Socio-Economic Panel, Germany

1999 - 2000
Co-Chair, Committee on the Use of Biological Indicators in Social Science Surveys, National Research Council, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, USA

1998 - 2000
Chair, Scientific Advisory Board, Danish Center for Demographic Research, Denmark

1998 - 2000
Member, Committee on Population Forecasting, National Research Council, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, USA

September 1992 - March 1997
Member, Social Science and Population Review Committee, U.S. National Institutes of Health, USA

October 1992 - September 1996
Head, Aging Research Center, Odense University Medical School, Denmark

February 1990 - current
Program Director, "Oldest-Old Mortality: Demographic Models and Analyses", a "P01 program project" grant from the National Institute on Aging, U.S. National Institutes of Health, USA

July 1987 - December 1991
Program Director, "Interdisciplinary Research in the Population Sciences", a grant from the Sloan Foundation

June 1987 - December 1991
Examining member of the graduate faculty in Gerontology, University of Minnesota, USA

September 1986 - December 1991
Member, Advisory Committee, University of Minnesota's China Center, USA

April 1986 - December 1991
Director, Center for Population Analysis and Policy, University of Minnesota, USA

July 1986 - June 1990
Member, Gerontology Review Committee, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, USA

September 1980 - September 1985
Associate Editor, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, and founding editor of the "Insights" department of that journal
 
PAPERS, BOOKS,
AND PROPOSALS
REVIEWED FOR
Climate Change
Demographic Research
Demography
Ecology
European Journal of Population
The Gerontologist
International Studies Quarterly
Journal of Aging and Health
Journal of Economic Literature
Journal of Forecasting
Journals of Gerontology
Journal of Health Policy, Politics, and Law
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management
Journal of the American Statistical Association
Management Science
Mathematical Biosciences
Mathematical Population Studies
Nature
Physical Review Letters
Policy Analysis
Policy Sciences
Political Science Quarterly
Population and Development Review
PNAS
Public Policy
Science
Theoretical Population Biology
Cambridge University Press
Goodyear Publishing Company
Oxford University Press
The Danish Cancer Society
The U.S. National Institutes of Health
The U.S. National Science Foundation
 
COURSES TAUGHT Benefit-Cost Analysis
Computer Simulation
Decision Analysis
Demographic Theory of Mortality
Formal Demography
Health, Safety, and Environmental Policy
International Business Management
International Economic Policy
Managerial Economics
Mathematical Statistics
Mathematical Modeling
National Policies toward Multinational Enterprises
Policy Implications of Demographic Change
Population Analysis
Population and Policy
Public Management
Regulatory Policy
Statistical Analysis of Survival Data
Topics in Epidemiology
U.S. Policy toward World Population Growth
 
PERSONAL Born 2 May 1945 in New York, USA
Married to Bodil Gøbel Vaupel
Children: Anna Bodil Vaupel (born in 1984) and
Sofie Gøbel Vaupel (born in 1988)


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