Dr. Natalia S. Gavrilova - Biographical Sketch
Dr. Natalia S. Gavrilova, Ph.D., is an expert in epidemiology of
human aging, mortality and longevity. Her current research interests
are focused on heritability of human longevity, effects of early-life
conditions on human longevity, factors of exceptional longevity, as
well as mortality trends in Russia and the United States. As a
researcher with more than 20 years of experience, Natalia Gavrilova has
published nearly a hundred of scientific publications on human
longevity and related topics. Her research projects were funded by
international funding agencies, including the International Science
Foundation, the European Union (INTAS), and the U.S. National Institute
on Aging. Currently Natalia Gavrilova is a Principal Investigator
of a Research Project on Exceptional Human Longevity supported by the
Society of Actuaries.
Natalia Gavrilova is a co-author (with Dr. Leonid Gavrilov) of internationally known monograph "The Biology of Life Span: A Quantitative Approach" published by Harwood Academic in 1991. This book is selected and cited by Encyclopedia Britannica as recommended reference. It was also favorably reviewed by dozens of scientific journals, including the Journal of the Institute of Actuaries, Nature and British Medical Journal.
Natalia Gavrilova is an invited author in a number of publication
projects, including the Macmillan
Encyclopedia of Aging, the Springer book "Sex and Longevity",
special issue of 'Population' journal on biodemography of aging, and
special issue of the Journal of Theoretical Biology on aging
theories. She is an expert (referee) for 14 scientific journals,
including Journal of Gerontology,
Population and Development Review,
Journal of Theoretical Biology,
Biogerontology, Mathematical Population Biology, Demography, Population, Social Biology, and European Journal of Population
. She is a member of the International Union for the Scientific
Study of Population (IUSSP), Population Association of America (PAA),
Gerontological Society of America (GSA), and Social Science and History
Dr. Gavrilova has been an invited speaker at several conferences
including the International Seminar 'Projecting Future Mortality',
(Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) sponsored by Continuous Mortality
Investigation Bureau and the Government Actuary's Department in
October, 2003. Natalia Gavrilova was also an invited speaker on
"Bio-Actuarial Studies of Human Longevity" at the Chicago Actuarial
Association Workshop in March 2004. She gives lectures at
scientific conferences worldwide including the International Conference
on Longevity (Sydney, Australia, 2004).
Dr. Natalia Gavrilova is currently working at the Center on Economics and Demography of Aging, National Opinion Research Center, affiliated with the University of Chicago. More information about her current research activities could be found at her scientific website "Longevity Science: Unraveling the Secrets of Human Aging and Longevity" at: http://longevity-science.org/.
Gavrilova N.S., et al.. Does Exceptional Human Longevity Come With High Cost of Infertility? Testing the Evolutionary Theories of Aging. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 2004, vol. 1019, in press.
Gavrilova N.S., et al. Early-life predictors of
human longevity: Analysis of the 19th Century birth cohorts. Annales de
Demographie Historique, 2003, 2: 177-198.
Gavrilova N.S., Gavrilov L.A. Evolution of Aging.
In: David J. Ekerdt (eds.) Encyclopedia
of Aging, New York, Macmillan
Reference USA, 2002, vol. 2, 458-467.
Gavrilova N.S., Gavrilov L.A. When does human
start?: Demarcation of the boundaries for human longevity.
of Anti-Aging Medicine, 2001, 4(2): 115-124.
Gavrilova N.S., et al. The
response of violent
mortality to economic crisis in Russia. Population Research and Policy
Review, 2000, 19: 397-419.
Gavrilova N.S., Gavrilov L.A. Data resources for
biodemographic studies on familial clustering of human longevity.
Demographic Research [Online],
1999, vol.1(4): 1-48. Available online
Gavrilova N.S. et al. Evolution,
mutations and human longevity. Human
1998, 70: 799-804.