With American life expectancy having risen steadily generation after generation, we’ve come to view this trajectory as a permanent feature of the American experience. In the early 21st Century, however, this trend is no longer assured. American mortality has become volatile and variable, with some groups even seeing marked declines in lifespan. Join us for a fascinating discussion of how societal conditions such as opioid addiction and the geographic context are shaping U.S. mortality rates—and the consequences such changes may impose on American society. Our expert panel includes:

Moderator:
Dr. Mark Mather, Population Reference Bureau

Speakers:
Dr. John Haaga, National Institute on Aging
Dr. Andrew Fenelon, University of Maryland
Dr. Shannon Monnat, Syracuse University

Monday, April 9 from 12:00 to 1:15 p.m.
Room 2075, Rayburn House Office Building

To Attend: RSVP to mhollis@dc-crd.com

Lunch will be provided.

This Briefing is sponsored by the Population Association of America and cosponsored by PRB.