Samuel H. Preston


  • 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."

  • Samuel Preston (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer about the drop in life expectancy in the United States and excess deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Irma Elo (PSC/PARC Research Associate), Samuel Preston (PSC/PARC Research Associate), and Neil Mehta (GGD alumni) were featured in a recent issue of Today's Research on Aging published by the Population Reference Bureau.


  • 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