David Strauss, PhD, FASA

Life Expectancy Project
1439 - 17th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122-3402

Phone (415) 731-0250
Fax (415) 731-0290


Dr. Strauss is Director of the Life Expectancy Project, and Emeritus Professor of Statistics, University of California. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.

Curriculum vitae:

Primary areas of research:

  1. Life expectancy of persons with developmental disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, autism, and Down syndrome.

  2. Life expectancy of persons who have suffered anoxic, hypoxic, traumatic brain, or spinal cord injuries.

  3. Life expectancy of persons with various medical conditions, such as stroke, COPD, and smoking.

  4. Comparative mortality of persons with developmental disabilities in institutions and in the community: Placement.