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

Ruan, R, Feng, L, Li, J, Ng, TP, and Zeng, Y. "Tea consumption and mortality in the oldest-old Chinese." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 61, no. 11 (November 1, 2013): 1937-1942.

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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..” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 61, no. 11 (November 2013): 1937–42. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.12498.

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24117374
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Zeng, Y., L. Li, Z. Wang, H. Huang, and J. Norris. “Effects of changes in household structure on future housing demand in Hebei Province, China.” Genus 69, no. 2 (October 28, 2013): 85–111.

Scholars@Duke

Zeng, Yi, Lingguo Cheng, Ling Zhao, Qihua Tan, Qiushi Feng, Huashuai Chen, Ke Shen, et al. “Interactions between social/ behavioral factors and ADRB2 genotypes may be associated with health at advanced ages in China..” Bmc Geriatrics 13 (September 9, 2013). https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2318-13-91.

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24016068
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Zeng, Yi, Kenneth C. Land, Zhenglian Wang, and Danan Gu. “Household and living arrangement projections at the subnational level: an extended cohort-component approach..” Demography 50, no. 3 (June 2013): 827–52. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13524-012-0171-3.

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23208782
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Zeng, Yi, Huashuai Chen, Xiaoming Shi, Zhaoxue Yin, Ze Yang, Jun Gu, and Dan Blazer. “Health consequences of familial longevity influence among the Chinese elderly..” The Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences 68, no. 4 (April 2013): 473–82. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/gls203.

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23064818
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Zhao, Ling, Fan Yang, Ke Xu, Huiqing Cao, Gu-Yan Zheng, Yan Zhang, Jianxin Li, et al. “Common genetic variants of the β2-adrenergic receptor affect its translational efficiency and are associated with human longevity..” Aging Cell 11, no. 6 (December 2012): 1094–1101. https://doi.org/10.1111/acel.12011.

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23020224
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Gu, Danan, and Yi Zeng. “Healthiness of survival and quality of death among oldest old in China using fuzzy sets..” Journal of Aging and Health 24, no. 7 (October 2012): 1091–1130. https://doi.org/10.1177/0898264312453069.

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22992893
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Yin, Zhao-Xue, Xiao-Ming Shi, Virginia B. Kraus, Melanie D. Sereny, and Yi Zeng. “HS-CRP AND TRADITIONAL RISK FACTORS: WHO IS STILL SIGNIFICANTLY ASSOCIATED WITH DIABETES IN CHINESE OLDEST-OLD?.” In Heart, 98:E155.1-E155. BMJ, 2012. https://doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2012-302920g.3.

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