Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Haidong Wang

Assistant Professor, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Department of Global Health
University of Washington
Tel: 206-897-2852
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Haidong Wang’s research interests are formal demographic methods, specifically mortality estimation and forecasting, as well as population health. Haidong worked on smoking and mortality in the United States; mortality forecasting methods; intergenerational transfer and its effect on the health of the elderly; and the interaction between physical activities and mental health status of the elderly in the United States. Haidong’s recent research has been focused on formal demographic methods on mortality estimation. He has worked on the estimations of child and adult mortality for the Global Burden of Diseases 2010 project, results of which have been published in three separate articles in Lancet in the past two years. Haidong has also been working on developing a new model life table system. The new model utilizes more recent empirical life tables and especially those affected by HIV/AIDS epidemic. The availability of these life tables enables me to integrate the estimation of the impacts of HIV/AIDS on the age pattern of mortality into the new model life table system. The manuscript of this project is currently under review.