Robert Shavelle, PhD, FAACPDM

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

Phone (415) 731-0240
Fax (415) 731-0290

Shavelle@LifeExpectancy.org


Dr. Shavelle is Technical Director of the Life Expectancy Project, and a Fellow of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.

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, including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, anemia, COPD, and smoking.
  4. Evaluation of life expectancy estimates: Comparison of the actual (A) to the expected (E) number of deaths.