Robert Shavelle, PhD, FAACPDM
Life Expectancy Project
1439 - 17th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122-3402
Phone (415) 731-0240
Fax (415) 731-0290
Dr. Shavelle is Technical Director of the Life Expectancy Project, and a
Fellow of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.
Primary areas of research:
- Life expectancy of persons with developmental disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, autism, and Down syndrome.
- Life expectancy of persons who have suffered anoxic, hypoxic, traumatic brain, or spinal cord injuries.
- Life expectancy of persons with various medical conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, anemia, COPD, and smoking.
- Evaluation of life expectancy estimates: Comparison of the actual (A) to the expected (E) number of deaths.