New Project led by Michel Guillot (PSC/PARC Research Associate), the Global Age Patterns of Under-Five Mortality (GAPU5M) and funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health (NICHD) aims to improve our understanding of age patterns of under-5 mortality by sharing data they've collected on this topic.
The Under-5 Mortality Database (U5MD) is the largest database to date of high-quality global mortality information by detailed age (by days, weeks, months, and years of age) from birth through age 5, by sex, which provides age-specific death rates and probabilities of dying by age (weeks, months, trimesters, years) for 25 countries with high-quality vital registration data, from 1841 until 2016.
Currently researchers on the project have published four journal articles in Population Health Metrics, PLOS One, Demographic Research, and the latest paper, "Modeling Age Patterns of Under-5 Mortality: Results From a Log-Quadratic Model Applied to High-Quality Vital Registration Data," in Demography.
Michel Guillot (PSC Research Associate) co-authored a study published in Nature Medicine that explored the death rates in industrialized countries as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The study has been covered in the media by several publications, including Penn Today, Yahoo News, Reuters, New Scientist, Evening Standard, The Sun, Herald Scotland, The Guardian, Mirror, iNews, Mail Online, Belfast Telegraph, The Conversation, and Politico.
Associate Director for Training, Population Studies Center
Chair, Graduate Group in Demography
Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., Demography and Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, 2000