Dr Jose Manuel Aburto
Brass Blacker Associate Prof. Demography
I joined LSHTM in 2022 as Brass Blacker Associate Professor of Demography. Before joining LSHTM I held the Newton International and Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowships at University of Oxford and was Assistant Professor at University of Southern Denmark. I received my MA in Demography at El Colegio de México, training at the European Doctoral School of Demography at Sapienza University of Rome, and PhD in Demography at the University of Southern Denmark and Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in 2020.
I convene the Mathematical Demography module at the European Doctoral School of Demography where I teach Mathematics for Demographers and Decomposition Techniques. At LSHTM, I contribute teaching to the Population Studies, Demographic Methods and Population Dynamics and Projections papers.
The overarching aim of José Manuel's research is to produce novel insights on population health inequalities and better understand their link with social determinants of health. Theoretically and methodologically, his work follows two main strands. First, his work develops and advances formal demographic techniques to measure inequalities in the length of life and uses this perspective to generate new ways of analysing population health. Second, through these and other methodological tools, including those from statistics, data science, and computer science, his work examines the structural and social determinants of population health inequalities. For example, his work so far has examined how structural shocks like violence, and more recently the COVID-19 pandemic, affect population health inequalities around the globe.