Director, Population Division
Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), United Nations
Academic background, including as Professor, University of California at Berkeley and Researcher, Berkeley's Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging. With the United Nations Population Division: 2005-07, Chief, Mortality Section; current Director, Department of Economic and Social Affairs. 2009-12, consultancy positions, World Bank and World Health Organization; lead consultant for the development of new maternal mortality estimates, used for the monitoring of MDG 5. Has served as member of several expert panels. Author or co-author of more than 50 scientific papers on various aspects of population dynamics.