VITA: Shiro Horiuchi

Updated: August 1, 2007

 

 

ADDRESS:

 

Rockefeller University

1230 York Avenue, Box 20

New York, NY 10021-6399

Telephone (212)327-8885

Fax (212)327-7974

E-mail horiush@rockefeller.edu

 

PERSONAL DATA:

 

Born in Tokyo, Japan, on July 8, 1947.

Citizen of Japan, with U.S. permanent residence (greencard).

 

EDUCATION:

 

1966-72, Keio University, Tokyo. B.A. (1970), and M.A. (1972).

1975-79, Johns Hopkins University. Ph.D. (1981).

 

EMPLOYMENT:

 

Consultant Market Researcher, Tokyo, 1972-1975.

Lecturer, Program in Marketing, Japan Productivity Center, Tokyo, 1973-1975.

Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Keio University, Tokyo, 1974-1975.

Research Assistant, Department of Population Dynamics and Department of Social Relations, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1976-1978.

Teaching Assistant, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1978.

Research Staff, Office of Population Research, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 1979-1981.

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:

 

Committee on Comparative Mortality Patterns, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, 1985-1989. (The committee organized three international seminars in: Siena, Italy; Yaounde, Cameroon; and Beijing, China, and published two books from the Oxford University Press. Horiuchi was primarily responsible for organizing the seminar in Beijing.)

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.

Editorial Board, Journal of Population Problems, (published by the National Institute for Population and Social Security Research, Japan), 1997-present.

Scientific Review Board, Demographic Research, (published by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Germany), 1999-present.

Committee on Longevity and Health, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, (1999-2004). (The committee organized three international seminars in Montpellier, Beijing, and New York, and published two books and one special issue of a journal based on the seminars. Horiuchi was primarily responsible for organizing the seminar in New York.)

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).

Lecturer in the multi-lecturer course on “The Epidemiology and Genetics on Aging”, School of Public Health, Columbia University, 2001.

Lecturer, Stanford Summer Workshop in Formal Demography, Stanford University, 2005.

Lecturer, Risk Professional College Mastery Course (AXA Financial Protection Group), Columbia University, 2006.

 

HONORS:

 

Fellow, Koizumi Memorial Fund, 1973-1975.

Hopkins Graduate Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, 1976-1979.

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]:

 

[1] 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.

 

[2] 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]:

 

[3] 2007      Shiro Horiuchi. Life table aging rate: a statistical microscope for mortality analysis. In: Thérèse Loch and France Meslé, eds. Population Dynamics, Human Health: Miscellany in Honor of Jaques Vallin. Paris: INED, forthcoming.

 

[4] 2007      Dana Glei and Shiro Horiuchi. The narrowing sex gap in life expectancy: Effects of sex differences in the age pattern of mortality. Population Studies, 61(2):141-159.

 

[5] 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.

 

[6] 2005      Shiro Horiuchi. Tempo effect on age-specific death rates. Demographic Research 13(8):189-200.

 

[7] 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.)

 

[8] 2003      Shiro Horiuchi, Caleb Finch, France Meslé, and Jacques Vallin. Differential patterns of age-related mortality increase in middle age and old age.  Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences, 58A(6):495-507.

 

[9] 2003      Shiro Horiuchi.  Age patterns of mortality. In: P. Demeny and G. McNicoll eds., The Encyclopedia of Population. Farmington Hills, Michigan: Macmillan, pp. 649-654.

 

[10] 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.

 

[11] 2000    J. R. Wilmoth, L. J. Deegan, H. Lundström, and S. Horiuchi. Increase in maximum life span in Sweden, 1861-1999.  Science 289:2366-2368

 

[12] 2000    Shiro Horiuchi.  Greater lifetime expectations.  Nature 405:744-745.

 

[13] 1999    J.R. Wilmoth and S. Horiuchi.  Rectangularization revisited: Variability of age at death within human populations.  Demography 36(4):475-495.

 

[14] 1999    S. Horiuchi.  Epidemiological transitions in human history. In: Health and Mortality: Issues of Global Concern. New York: United Nations, pp. 54-71.

 

[15] 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 Longevity. Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, pp.35-60.

 

[16] 1998    S. Horiuchi and J.R. Wilmoth.  Deceleration in the age pattern of mortality at older ages. Demography 35(4):391-412.

 

[17] 1997    S. Horiuchi.  Postmenopausal acceleration of age-related mortality increase.  Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences 52A: B78-B92.

 

[18] 1997    S. Horiuchi and J.R. Wilmoth.  Age patterns of the life-table aging rate for major causes of death in Japan, 1951-1990.  Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences 52A: B67-B77.

 

[19] 1995    V. Kandiah and S. Horiuchi.  Recent trends and prospects in world population growth.  Population Bulletin of the United Nations 39:133-146.

 

[20] 1995    S. Horiuchi.  The cohort approach to population growth: a retrospective decomposition of growth rates for Sweden.  Population Studies 49:147-163.

 

[21] 1993    S. Horiuchi.  The world population growth rate: Why declines stalled in the 1980s.  Population Today 21(6):6-9.

 

[22] 1992    S. Horiuchi.  Global trends of age distribution, 1950-1990.  In: Changing Population Age Structures, 1990-2015. Geneva: United Nations Economic Commissions for Europe, pp.4-22.

 

[23]1992     S. Horiuchi.  Stagnation in the decline of the world population growth rate during the 1980s.  Science 257:761-765.

 

[24] 1991    S. Horiuchi.  Assessing effects of mortality reduction on population aging.  Population Bulletin of the United Nations 31:38-51.

 

[25] 1991    S. Horiuchi.  Measurement and analysis of cohort size variations.  Population Bulletin of the United Nations 30:106-124.

 

[26] 1990    S. Horiuchi and A. J.  Coale. Age patterns of mortality for older women:  an analysis using age-specific rate of mortality change with age.  Mathematical Population Studies 2(4):245-267.

 

[27] 1989    S. Horiuchi.  Some methodological issues in the assessment of the deceleration of mortality decline.  In: Lado Ruzicka, Guillaume Wunch and Penny Kane eds., Differential Mortality:  Methodological Issues and Biosocial Factors. Oxford: Clarendon Press, pp.64-78.

 

[28] 1988    S. Horiuchi and S. Preston.  Age-specific growth rates: the legacy of past population dynamics.  Demography 25(3):429-441.

 

[29] 1984    N. Bennett and S. Horiuchi.  Mortality estimation from registered deaths in less developed countries.  Demography 21(2):217-233.

 

[30] 1983    S. Horiuchi.  The long-term impact of war on mortality:  old age mortality of the first world war survivors in the Federal Republic of Germany.  Population Bulletin of the United Nations 15:80-92.

 

[31] 1982    S. Horiuchi and A. J. Coale.  A simple equation for estimating the expectation of life at old ages.  Population Studies 36(2):317-326.

 

[32] 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.)

 

[33] 1980    A. Cherlin and S. Horiuchi.  Retrospective reports of family structure:  a methodological assessment.  Sociological Methods and Research 8(4):454-469.

 

[34] 1979    S. Horiuchi.  Decomposition of the rise in divorce rates:  a note on Michael's results.  Demography 16(4):549-551.

 

[35] 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]:

 

[36] 1992    Part one.  Age structure of population.  World Population Monitoring 1991. New York: United Nations.

 

[37] 1991    Part one.  Age structure.  Concise Report on the World Population Situation 1991: With a Special Emphasis on Age Structure. New York: United Nations.

 

[38] 1991    The Sex and Age Distributions of Population, the 1990 Revision. New York: United Nations.

 

[39] 1991    World Population Prospects, 1990. New York: United Nations.

 

[40] 1989    Global Estimates and Projections of Population by Sex and Age, 1988. New York: United Nations.

 

[41] 1989    Review of Recent National Demographic Target Setting. New York: United Nations.

 

[42] 1989    World Population Prospects, 1988. New York: United Nations.

 

[43] 1988    United Nations Secretariat. Global trends and prospects of aging population structures.  In: Economic and Social Implications of Population Aging. New York: United Nations.

 

[44] 1988    World Demographic Estimates and Projections, 1950-2025. New York: United Nations.

 

[45] 1987    United Nations Secretariat. World demographic trends.  World Health Statistics Quarterly 40(1):6-21.

 

[46] 1987    Global Estimates and Projections of Population by Sex and Age:  The 1984 Assessment. New York: United Nations.

 

[47] 1986    World Population Prospects:  Estimates and Projections as Assessed in 1984. New York: United Nations.

 

[48] 1986    Chapter II.  Demographic Profile.  In: The Situation of Youth in the 1980s and Challenges for the Year 2000. New York: United Nations.

 

[49] 1985    Socio-economic Differentials in Child Mortality in Developing Countries. New York: United Nations.

 

[50] 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. New York: United Nations.

 

[51] 1984    Chapter IX.  Demographic characteristics and topics.  In Handbook of Household Surveys (Revised Edition). New York: United Nations.

 

[52] 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]:

 

[53] 2007    S. Horiuchi. Demography of aging and longevity: an intersection of social, biomedical, and mathematical sciences. In H. Inaba ed., The Scope of Contemporary Demography. Kyoto: Minerva Publishing.

 

[54] 2003    Shiro Horiuchi. Life and works of Ansley J. Coale. Journal of Population Studies, 32:37-44.

 

[55] 2002    S. Horiuchi. Emerging risks of mortality rise.  In: Encyclopedia on Populations. Tokyo: Baifukan Publishing Co., pp. 148-152.

 

[56] 2001    S. Horiuchi. Historical transitions of human mortality. Journal of Population Problems 57(4):1-30.

 

[57] 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, Tokyo: Yuhikaku Publishing Co.

 

[58] 1975    S. Horiuchi.  Numerical classification of life style patterns.  In: Japanese Association for Scientific Studies of Living Art, ed., Scientific Studies of Living Art, Tokyo: Domes Publishing Co.

 

[59] 1975    S. Horiuchi.  Quantitative methods of life style segmentation.  In: Shoji Murata et al., eds., Life Style Approach, Tokyo: Diamond Publishing Co.

 

[60] 1975    S. Murata, T. Izeki, K. Kajiwara, S. Horiuchi, K. Ikeo and Y. Mimura.  Translation:  Mack Hanan, Life-styled Marketing.  Tokyo: Diamond Publishing Co.

 

[61] 1975    S. Murata and S. Horiuchi.  Effects of the 'quality of life' orientation on consumer behavior.  Bulletin of the Nikkei Advertisement Research Center 46:1-8.

 

[62] 1974    S. Horiuchi.  Application of cluster analysis to life style characteristics.  Brain (Tokyo) 14(12):22-29.

 

[63] 1974    T. Izeki and S. Horiuchi.  Advantages and disadvantages of life style segmentation.  Advertising (Tokyo) 19(6):86-91,  .

 

[64] 1974    T. Izeki and S. Horiuchi.  Effects of life style characteristics on grocery shopping behavior.  Advertising (Tokyo) 19(5):.

 

[65] 1974    T. Izeki and S. Horiuchi.  Information seeking behavior and choice of magazines.  Advertising (Tokyo) 19(4):72-76.

 

[66] 1973    S. Horiuchi.  An approach to multivariate analysis of categorical variables:  some statistical methods for reducing the multidimensional attribute space.  Philosophy 61:157-185.  Tokyo:  Mita Philosophical Society, Keio University.

 

[67] 1972    S. Horiuchi.  A quantitative approach to typology construction.  Studies in Sociology, Psychology and Education 12:31-43.  Tokyo:  Division of Social Relations, Graduate School of Keio University.

 

[68] 1972    T. Izeki and S. Horiuchi.  A multivariate analysis of life style patterns.  Marketing and Advertising (Tokyo) 17(1):50-57.

 

Book Reviews  [3 reviews]:

 

[69] 2003    James R. Carey. Longevity: The Biology and Demography of Life Span.  Reviewed in: Population and Development Review, 29:521-522.

 

[70] 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,.

 

[71] 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.