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


Zeng, Yi. “Effects of demographic and retirement-age policies on future pension deficits, with an application to China..” Popul Dev Rev 37, no. 3 (2011): 553–69.


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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Feng, Qiushi, Helen M. Hoenig, Danan Gu, Zeng Yi, and Jama L. Purser. “Effect of new disability subtype on 3-year mortality in Chinese older adults..” J Am Geriatr Soc 58, no. 10 (October 2010): 1952–58. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-5415.2010.03013.x.

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Xiao, Xinhua, Zhen-Xin Zhang, Wen-Hui Li, Kai Feng, Qi Sun, Harvey Jay Cohen, Tao Xu, et al. “Low birth weight is associated with components of the metabolic syndrome..” Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental 59, no. 9 (September 2010): 1282–86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.metabol.2009.12.001.

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Gu, Danan, Jessica Sautter, Robin Pipkin, and Yi Zeng. “Sociodemographic and health correlates of sleep quality and duration among very old Chinese..” Sleep 33, no. 5 (May 2010): 601–10. https://doi.org/10.1093/sleep/33.5.601.

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