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


Feng, Jie, Jianyi Zhang, Ming Liu, Gang Wan, Keyan Qi, Chenguang Zheng, Zeping Lv, et al. “Association of mtDNA haplogroup F with healthy longevity in the female Chuang population, China.” Exp Gerontol 46, no. 12 (December 2011): 987–93. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2011.09.001.

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Zeng, Yi, Claude L. Hughes, Megan A. Lewis, Jianxin Li, and Fengyu Zhang. “Interactions between life stress factors and carrying the APOE4 allele adversely impact self-reported health in old adults.” J Gerontol a Biol Sci Med Sci 66, no. 10 (October 2011): 1054–61. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glr106.

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Zeng, Yi, Lingguo Cheng, Huashuai Chen, Huiqing Cao, Elizabeth R. Hauser, Yuzhi Liu, Zhenyu Xiao, Qihua Tan, Xiao-Li Tian, and James W. Vaupel. “Effects of FOXO genotypes on longevity: a biodemographic analysis.” J Gerontol a Biol Sci Med Sci 65, no. 12 (December 2010): 1285–99. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glq156.

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Zeng, Yi, Zhenxin Zhang, Tao Xu, Zhongjie Fan, Xinhua Xiao, Xia Chen, Zishi Wang, et al. “Association of Birth Weight with Health and Long-Term Survival up to Middle and Old Ages in China.” J Popul Ageing 3, no. 3–4 (December 2010): 143–59. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12062-011-9035-7.

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Fan, Zhongjie, Zhen-Xin Zhang, Yinxiong Li, Zishi Wang, Tao Xu, Xiaomin Gong, Xioaling Zhou, Hongbo Wen, and Yi Zeng. “Relationship between birth size and coronary heart disease in China.” Ann Med 42, no. 8 (December 2010): 596–602. https://doi.org/10.3109/07853890.2010.514283.

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