José Manuel Aburto

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José Manuel is Newton International Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science and research associate at the Interdisciplinary Centre on Population Dynamics
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University of Oxford and University of Southern Denmark

Research Profile

Jose Manuel's research focuses on the development of methodology to understand how populations and individuals survive to higher ages. He has published research in the field of Demography to gain new perspectives on lifespan inequality in Denmark, Sweden and other developed countries, Central and Eastern Europe and Latin America. His research has been published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Demography, Population Studies and Demographic Research. He also has led substantial research documenting the effects of the surge of violence on reversing life expectancy improvements in Latin America. His findings have been published in Health Affairs, American Journal of Public Health, International Journal of Epidemiology, BMJ Global Health among others, and reported by major news outlets.

Latin America
English, Spanish

Alvarez-Martínez, J., Aburto, J.M., Canudas-Romo, V. (2019) “Latin American convergence and divergence towards the mortality profiles of developed countries” Population Studies.

García, J., Aburto, J.M. (2019,) “The impact of violence on Venezuelan life expectancy and lifespan inequality” International Journal of Epidemiology. doi:10.1093/ije/dyz072

Canudas-Romo, V., Aburto, J.M. (2019) “Youth lost to homicides: The disparities in survival in Latin America and the Caribbean”. BMJ Global Health, 4(2), e001275. doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2018-001275

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. doi:10.2105/AJPH.

Aburto, J.M., Riffe, T., Canudas-Romo, V. (2018) “Trends in avoidable mortality over the life course in Mexico, 1990-2015: A cross-sectional demographic analysis”. BMJ Open 2018;8:e022350. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen- 2018-022350

Canudas-Romo, V., Aburto, J.M., García-Guerrero, V., Beltrán- Sánchez, H. (2017), “Mexico’s Epidemic of Violence and its Public Health Significance on Average Length of Life”. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 71(2), 188-193. doi:10.1136/jech-2015-207015

Aburto, J.M., Beltrán-Sánchez, H., García-Guerrero, V., Canudas-Romo, V. (2016), “Homicides In Mexico Reversed Life Expectancy Gains For Men And Slowed Them For Women, 2000-10”. Health Affairs, 35(1),88- 95.