Yi Zeng, PhD

Professor in Medicine
Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Population Research Center
Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Center for Population Health & Aging
Senior Fellow in the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development
Campus mail Duke Box 3003, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 660-7554
Email address zengyi@duke.edu

(1) Socioeconomic, behavior, environmental and genetic determinants of healthy aging and healthy longevity;
(2) Factors related to elderly disability and mental health;
(3) Methods of family households and elderly living arrangements forecasting/analysis and their applications in health services and socioeconomic planning, and market studies;
(4) Policy analysis in population aging, social welfare, retirement, and fertility transitions.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., Free University of Brussels (Belgium), 1986

Publications

Zeng, Y. “Healthy aging: enhancing elderly services industry and sound tradition of family supports for older adults.” China Center for Economic Research (CCER) Bulletin, No. 6. National School of Development, Peking University, 2015.

Scholars@Duke

Zeng, Y. “Implementing the universal two-child policy in rural and urban areas as soon as possible is beneficial for both the nation and people.” China Center for Economic Research (CCER) Bulletin, No. 32. National School of Development, Peking University, 2015.

Scholars@Duke

Zeng, Y. “Try to enable older adults living healthier is the basic strategy to face the serious challenges of population aging.” China Center for Economic Research (CCER) Bulletin, No. 45. National School of Development, Peking University, 2015.

Scholars@Duke

Zeng, Y. “Implementing the universal two-child policy as soon as possible is a win-win policy for both the nation and people.” China Center for Economic Research (Ccer). China Center for Economic Research (CCER), 2015.

Scholars@Duke

Chei, Choy-Lye, Prassanna Raman, Zhao-Xue Yin, Xiao-Ming Shi, Yi Zeng, and David B. Matchar. “Vitamin D levels and cognition in elderly adults in China..” J Am Geriatr Soc 62, no. 11 (November 2014): 2125–29. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.13082.

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Yin, Zhaoxue, Xiaoming Shi, Virginia B. Kraus, Melanie Sereny Brasher, Huashuai Chen, Yuzhi Liu, Yuebin Lv, and Yi Zeng. “Gender-dependent association of body mass index and waist circumference with disability in the Chinese oldest old..” Obesity (Silver Spring) 22, no. 8 (August 2014): 1918–25. https://doi.org/10.1002/oby.20775.

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24777985
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McCarty, Catherine A., Wayne Huggins, Allison E. Aiello, Robert M. Bilder, Ahmad Hariri, Terry L. Jernigan, Erik Newman, et al. “PhenX RISING: real world implementation and sharing of PhenX measures..” Bmc Med Genomics 7 (March 20, 2014). https://doi.org/10.1186/1755-8794-7-16.

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24650325
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Ruan, Rongping, Lei Feng, Jialiang Li, Tze-Pin Ng, and Yi Zeng. “Tea consumption and mortality in the oldest-old Chinese..” J Am Geriatr Soc 61, no. 11 (November 2013): 1937–42. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.12498.

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24117374
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