COLLOQUIUM Neil K. Mehta (Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas Medical Branch).- The Lost Decade of U.S. Population Health: Adverse Trends in Mortality and Functional Health Prior to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Organitza: CED

Lloc: Semipresencial

Hora: 12:00 - 13:00


Presencial: Sala Àngels Torrents, CED

Codi: 1984


Abstract.- The United States has historically exhibited higher mortality levels and poorer population health compared to other high-income countries. However, the decade prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic was notably concerning, as the U.S. experienced a substantial deterioration in its relative standing in life expectancy and other key health indicators vis-a-vis peer countries. In this seminar, I will present recent research examining trends in U.S. mortality patterns and functional health status in the decade preceding the COVID-19 pandemic. The presentation will highlight the pervasiveness of adverse mortality trends across geographic regions and age groups within the U.S. and emerging patterns of stagnant or elevated disability risks. I will discuss potential implications for the future trajectory of U.S. life expectancy and population health dynamics given these recent trends.