Samuel H. Preston


  • In an article for PBS News Hour, PSC/PARC Research Associate Samuel H. Preston provides analysis of the CDC's recent statistics on falling life expectancy in the U.S. over the past two years. 


  • Preston, Samuel and Yana Vierboom.2022. "How Major Risk Factors Influence Mortality Trends in the National Health Interview Survey.University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2022-93.

  • Andrew Stokes (GGD alumni) and PSC/PARC Research Associates, Irma T. Elo and Samuel H. Preston co-authored new research about accounting for excess COVID-19 deaths was featured in MedicalXpress.

    Stokes, Andrew C., Dielle J. Lundberg, Jacob Bor, Irma T. Elo, Katherine Hempstead, Samuel H. Preston. 2021. Association of Health Care Factors With Excess Deaths Not Assigned to COVID-19 in the U.S. JAMA Network Open.

    "Approximately 20% of excess deaths in the US in 2020 were not reflected in COVID-19 death counts. These excess deaths included deaths caused by COVID-19 but not assigned to it as well as indirect deaths from other causes associated with delays in health care and the social and economic consequences of the pandemic. Prior research has documented differences in the percentage of excess deaths not assigned to COVID-19 at the state and county levels. In this study, we examined health care factors associated with excess deaths not assigned to COVID-19 at the county level."


  • Population Association of America: Samuel H. Preston on Assessing the Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on US Mortality - A County-Level Analysis
  • 7th Matilda White Riley Lecture in the Behavioral and Social Sciences: Samuel H. Preston on Mortality Profiles of Industrialized Countries
  • Penn Arts and Sciences 60-Second Lecture: Samuel H. Preston on U.S. Military Mortality in Iraq