Head, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
Dmitri Jdanov is Head of the Laboratory for Demographic Data at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research. He is a demographer and mathematician who has extensive experience in the collection, assessment, and usage of demographic and epidemiological data. Dmitri is the director of the Human Mortality Database, the world´s leading data resource on mortality in developed countries. The extension of this database – the short-term mortality fluctuation data series – is an important data source on mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dmitri’s current research focuses on inequality in mortality, quality of demographic data, and the health of the aging population; his most recent works are focused on the influence of short-term risk factors (including pandemics) on long-term mortality trends.