VITA: Shiro Horiuchi
Updated: August 1, 2007
Program in Marketing,
Department of Sociology,
Assistant, Department of Population Dynamics and Department of Social
Assistant, Department of Mathematical Sciences,
Staff, Office of Population Research,
Population Affairs Officer, Population Division, United Nations, New York, NY, 1981-1990. (Population Trends and Structure Section, 1981-1983; Estimates and Projections Section, 1983-1990.)
Assistant Professor (1991-1996), Associate Professor (1996-2002), Research Associate Professor (2002-2007), Laboratory of Populations (Joel E. Cohen Laboratory), Rockefeller University, New York, NY.
SELECTED PROFESSIONAL SERVICES:
on Comparative Mortality Patterns, International
Lecturer, International Training Workshop on Demographic Methods (organized by UNDTCD and the Central Statistical Office of Hungary, for training statisticians in developing countries), Budapest, 1985.
Advisory Board, Mathematical Population Studies, 1987-1990.
Ad-hoc member, Initial Review Group, Social Sciences and Population Study Section, NIH, 1997-1999, and member, various Program Project (P01) review groups, NIH, 1997-present.
Board, Journal of Population Problems,
(published by the National Institute for Population and Social Security
Review Board, Demographic Research,
(published by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic
on Longevity and Health, International
Regular member, Initial Review Group, “Social Sciences, Nursing, Epidemiology and Methods Study Section 3” (SNEM-3), Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health (1999-2003).
in the multi-lecturer course on “The Epidemiology and Genetics on Aging”,
Stanford Summer Workshop in Formal Demography,
Fellow, Koizumi Memorial Fund, 1973-1975.
Special Emphasis Research Career Award, National Institutes of Health, 1993-1998.
Independent Scientist Award, National Institutes of Health, 1998-2003.
EXTERNAL RESEARCH SUPPORT:
National Institutes of Health (NIH R01AG10518). Old-age mortality: life-table aging rate analysis. P.I. 1992-1996.
National Institutes of Health (NIH K01AG00554). Relationships between aging and mortality. P.I. 1993-1998.
National Institutes of Health (NIH K02 AG00778). Biodemographic analysis of aging trajectories. P.I. 1998-2003.
National Institutes of Health (NIH R01 AG14698). Quantitative analysis of aging rate patterns. P.I. 1998-2004.
National Institutes of Health (NIH R13 AG021466). Increasing longevity: causes, consequences, and prospects. P.I. (Co-P.I., Jean-Marie Robine) 2003-2004.
National Institutes of Health (NIH R01 AG11552). Longevity and mortality in industrial societies. Investigator. (P.I., John R. Wilmoth) 2004-2009.
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION:
Biomedical Demography (”Aging, Health, and Mortality”);
Demographic Methodology; Mathematical Demography; Statistics.
SELECTED SCIENTIFIC CONTRIBUTIONS (made through multiple publications):
Development of the life table aging rate analysis (in collaboration with A. J. Coale and J. R. Wilmoth) and advancement of the hypothesis that the risk of adult human mortality on the individual level is a log-convex function (not an exponential function) of chronological age.
Discovery of the general equation of age structure of population and development of demographic methods based on the equation (in collaboration with N. G. Bennett, A. J. Coale, and S. Preston).
Development of the line-integral model of decomposition analysis (in collaboration with J. R. Wilmoth and S, Pletcher).
PUBLICATIONS (71 publications)
Books (including special issues of professional journals) [two books]:
 2006 Jean-Marie Robine, Eileen Crimmins, Shiro Horiuchi, and Yi Zeng, eds., Human Longevity, Individual Life Duration, and the Growth of the Oldest-Old Population. Springer.
 2005 Shiro Horiuchi and Jean-Marie Robine, eds. Increasing Longevity: Causes, Trends, and Prospects. Special Issue of Genus, 61(1).
Research and Review Papers in English (excluding United Nations publications that do not show names of the authors) [33 articles]:
 2007 Shiro Horiuchi. Life table
aging rate: a statistical microscope for mortality analysis. In: Thérèse Loch
 2006 Shiro Horiuchi. Causes of death among the oldest-old: Distributions and age variations. In: Jean-Marie Robine, Eileen Crimmins, Shiro Horiuchi and Yi Zeng, eds., Human Longevity, Individual Life Duration, and the Growth of the Oldest-Old Population. Springer, pp.215-235.
 2005 Shiro Horiuchi. Tempo effect on age-specific death rates. Demographic Research 13(8):189-200.
 2005 Shiro Horiuchi and Jean-Marie Robine. Introduction. In: Shiro Horiuchi and Jean-Marie Robine, eds. Increasing Longevity: Causes, Trends, and Prospects. Special Issue of Genus, 61(1): 1-7.)
 2003 Shiro
 2003 Shiro
Horiuchi. Age patterns of mortality. In:
P. Demeny and G. McNicoll eds., The
Encyclopedia of Population.
 2003 Shiro Horiuchi. Interspecies comparison of life span distribution: Humans versus invertebrates. In: J. Carey and S. Tuljapurkar eds., Life Span: Evolutionary, Ecological and Demographic Perspectives, (Population and Development Review, Special Supplement to Volume 29), pp. 127-151.
 2000 J.
R. Wilmoth, L. J. Deegan, H. Lundström, and S. Horiuchi. Increase in maximum
life span in
 2000 Shiro Horiuchi. Greater lifetime expectations. Nature 405:744-745.
 1999 J.R. Wilmoth and S. Horiuchi. Rectangularization revisited: Variability of age at death within human populations. Demography 36(4):475-495.
 1999 John
R. Wilmoth and Shiro Horiuchi. Do the oldest old grow old more slowly? In: B. Forette, C. Franceschi, J.-M. Robine,
and M. Allard, eds., The Paradoxes of
 1995 V. Kandiah and S. Horiuchi. Recent trends and prospects in world population growth. Population Bulletin of the United Nations 39:133-146.
 1984 N. Bennett and S. Horiuchi. Mortality estimation from registered deaths in less developed countries. Demography 21(2):217-233.
 1981 N. Bennett and S. Horiuchi. Estimating the completeness of death registration in a closed population. Population Index 47(2):207-221. (Translated into Spanish, Notas de Poblation 35:11-33, 1984.)
 1980 A. Cherlin and S. Horiuchi. Retrospective reports of family structure: a methodological assessment. Sociological Methods and Research 8(4):454-469.
 1979 J. Fennessey and S. Horiuchi. Assessing the accuracy of teachers' quantitative judgements. Simulation and Games 10(2):139-166.
United Nations Publications (that do not show names of the authors) [17 publications]:
 1992 Part
one. Age structure of population. World Population Monitoring 1991.
 1991 Part
one. Age structure. Concise Report on the World Population
Situation 1991: With a Special Emphasis on Age Structure.
 1991 The
Sex and Age Distributions of Population, the 1990 Revision.
 1991 World
Population Prospects, 1990.
 1989 Global
Estimates and Projections of Population by Sex and Age, 1988.
 1989 Review
of Recent National Demographic Target Setting.
 1989 World
Population Prospects, 1988.
 1988 United
Nations Secretariat. Global trends and prospects of aging population
structures. In: Economic and Social
Implications of Population Aging.
 1988 World
Demographic Estimates and Projections, 1950-2025.
 1987 United Nations Secretariat. World demographic trends. World Health Statistics Quarterly 40(1):6-21.
 1987 Global
Estimates and Projections of Population by Sex and Age: The 1984 Assessment.
 1986 World
Population Prospects: Estimates and
Projections as Assessed in 1984.
 1986 Chapter
II. Demographic Profile. In: The Situation of Youth in the 1980s and
Challenges for the Year 2000.
 1985 Socio-economic
Differentials in Child Mortality in Developing Countries.
 1985 Chapter
III. Levels and trends of mortality and
of major causes of death. In World
Population Trends, Population and Development Interrelations and Population
Policies: 1983 Monitoring Report, Volume
I: Population Trends.
 1984 Chapter
IX. Demographic characteristics and
topics. In Handbook of Household Surveys
 1984 United Nations Secretariat. Mortality and health policy. Journal of the United Nations Fund for Population Activities 10(3):6-30, 1983. Reprinted in Mortality and Health Policy, pp. 37-79, 1984, and Population Bulletin of the United Nations, 16:40-61.
Research and Review Papers in Japanese [16 articles]:
 2003 Shiro Horiuchi. Life and works of Ansley J. Coale. Journal of Population Studies, 32:37-44.
 1976 T.
Izeki and S. Horiuchi. Quality of life
and style of life. In: Shoji Murata et
al., eds., Studies on the Quality of Life,
 1974 T.
Izeki and S. Horiuchi. Advantages and
disadvantages of life style segmentation.
 1974 T.
Izeki and S. Horiuchi. Effects of life
style characteristics on grocery shopping behavior. Advertising (
 1974 T.
Izeki and S. Horiuchi. Information
seeking behavior and choice of magazines.
 1972 T.
Izeki and S. Horiuchi. A multivariate
analysis of life style patterns.
Marketing and Advertising (
Book Reviews [3 reviews]:
 2003 James R. Carey. Longevity: The Biology and Demography of Life Span. Reviewed in: Population and Development Review, 29:521-522.
 1999 K.W. Wachter and C.E. Finch, eds. Between Zeus and the Salmon: the Biodemography of Longevity. Reviewed in: Population Studies, 53(1):111-113,.
 1989 K. Namboodiri and C. M. Suchindran. Life Table Techniques and Their Applications. Reviewed in: Journal of the American Statistical Association 84:344.
Manuscripts Submitted for Publication and Manuscripts under Revision for Publication:
Submitted (revised version) to Demography. S. Horiuchi, J.R. Wilmoth, and S. Pletcher. A method of decomposition analysis based on a model of continuous changes.
Submitted. R. Sapolsky and S. Horiuchi. Gender and racial differences of survival in high socioeconomic status group: an analysis of mid-life mortality among Harvard graduates.