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 (CP), autism, and Down syndrome.
- Life expectancy of persons who suffered anoxic, hypoxic, traumatic brain (TBI), or spinal cord (SCI) injuries.
- Life expectancy of persons with various medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.
- Comparative mortality of persons with developmental disabilities in institutions and in the community: Placement.