Center for Demographic Research

at the New Economic School

Dmitri A. Jdanov

  Head of CDR





Ph.D. (Mathematical Cybernetics), Ulyanovsk State University, Russia


M.S. (Master of Sciences, Applied Mathematics), Moscow State University (Ulyanovsk Branch), Russia





Scientific interests

·   Demographic and medical statistics

·   Mortality and llife expectancy

·  Population and Health

·  Biomarker studies on health and aging

Selected publications



Timonin S., Shkolnikov V. M., Jasilionis D., Grigoriev P., Jdanov D.A., Leon D. (2016) Disparities in length of life across developed countries: measuring and decomposing changes over time within and between country groups. Population Health Metrics. Vol. 14. No. 29. doi: 10.1186/s12963-016-0094-0

Danilova I., Shkolnikov V. M., Jdanov D. A., Meslé F., Vallin J. (2016) Identifying potential differences in cause-of-death coding practices across Russian regions. Population Health Metrics. Vol. 14. No. 8. doi:10.1186/s12963-016-0078-0


Barbieri M., Wilmoth J. R., Shkolnikov V. M., Glei D. A., Jasilionis D., Jdanov D. A., Boe C., Riffe T., Grigoriev P., Winant C. (2015) Data resource profile: the Human Mortality Database (HMD). International Journal of Epidemiology. Vol. 44, No. 5, pp. 1549-1556.


Jasilionis D., Shkolnikov V., Andreev E., Jdanov D.,  Vagero D., Meslé F., Vallin J. (2014) Do Vanguard Populations Pave the Way towards Higher Life Expectancy for Other Population Groups? Population. №4, pp. 531-556 .

Jasilionis D., Shkolnikov V., Andreev E., Jdanov D.,  Vagero D., Meslé F., Vallin J. (2014) L’avant-garde en termes d’espérance de vie montre-t-elle la voie au reste de la population? Population (ed. francais). №4, pp.589-615.

Jdanov D.A., Deev A.D., Jasilionis D., Shalnova S.A., Shkolnikova M.A., Shkolnikov V.M. (2014) Recalibration of the SCORE risk chart for the Russian population. European Journal of Epidemiology. doi: 10.1007/s10654-014-9947-7

Lagona F., Jdanov D., Shkolnikova M. (2014) Latent time-varying factors in longitudinal analysis: a linear mixed hidden Markov model for heart rates. Statistics in Medicine. doi: 10.1002/sim.6220


Glei D.A., Goldman N., Shkolnikov V.M., Jdanov D., Shkolnikova M., Vaupel J.W. and Weinstein M. (2013) Perceived Stress and Biological Risk: Is the Link stronger in Russians than in Taiwanese and Americans? Stress. doi:10.3109/10253890.2013.789015

Glei D.A., Goldman N., Shkolnikov V.M., Jdanov D.A., Shalnova S.A., Shkolnikova M.A., Weinstein M. (2013) To what extent do biomarkers account for the large social disparities in heath in Moscow? Social Science and Medicine. Vol. 77, pp. 164-172


Zarulli V., Jasilionis D, Jdanov D. A. (2012) Changes in educational differentials in old-age mortality in Finland and Sweden between 1971-1975 and 1996-2000. Demographic Research. Vol. 26(19), pp. 489-510

Jasilionis D., Stankuniene V., Ambrozaitiene D., Jdanov D.A., Shkolnikov V.M. (2012) Ethnic mortality differentials in Lithuania: contradictory evidence from census-linked and unlinked estimates. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Vol. 66(6), e7.

Shkolnikov V. M., Andreev E. M., Jdanov D. A., Jasilionis D., Kravdal Ø., Vågerö D., Valkonen T. (2012) Increasing absolute mortality disparities by education in Finland, Norway and Sweden, 1971–2000. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Vol. 66(4), pp. 372-378. 

Metelskaya V.A., Shkolnikova M.A., Shalnova S.A.,  Andreev E.M., Deev A.D., Jdanov D.A., Shkolnikov V.M., Vaupel J.W.. (2012) Prevalence, components, and correlates of metabolic syndrome (MetS) among elderly Muscovites. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Vol. 55 (2), pp. 231-237.


Shkolnikov V. M., Jdanov D. A., Andreev E. M., Vaupel J. W. (2011) Steep increase in best-practice cohort life expectancy. Population and Development Review. Vol. 37(3), pp. 419-434.

Andreev, E. M., Jdanov, D. A., Shkolnikov, V. M., Leon D. A. (2011) Long-term trends in the longevity of scientific elites: evidence from the British and the Russian academies of science. Population Studies. Vol. 65(3), pp. 319-334.


Grigoriev P., Shkolnikov V. M., Andreev E. M., Jasilionis D., Jdanov D. A., Meslé F., Vallin J. (2010)  Mortality in Belarus, Lithuania, and Russia: divergence in recent trends and possible explanations. European Journal of Population. Vol. 26(3), pp. 245-274.

Jdanov D. A., Glei D. A., Jasilionis D. (2010) A modeling approach for estimating total mortality for Italy during the First and Second World Wars. Genus. Vol. 66(1), pp. 17-36.


Shkolnikova M. A., Shalnova S. A., Shkolnikov V. M., Metelskaya V., Deev A. D., Andreev E. M., Jdanov D. A., Vaupel J. W. (2009) Biological mechanisms of disease and death in Moscow: rationale and design of the survey on Stress Aging and Health in Russia (SAHR) . BMC Public Health, Vol. 9(293), pp. 1-16.


Shkolnikov V. M., Scholz R. D., Jdanov D. A., Stegmann M., von Gaudecker H.-M. (2008) Length of life and the pensions of five million retired German men. European Journal of Public Health. Vol. 18(3), pp. 264-269.


Jasilionis D., Shkolnikov V. M., Andreev E. M., Jdanov D. A., Ambrozaitiene D., Stankuniene V., Meslé F., Vallin J. (2007) Sociocultural mortality differentials in Lithuania: results obtained by matching vital records with the 2001 census data. Population: English Edition. Vol. 62(4), pp. 597-646. (Also published as: Différences socioculturelles de mortalité en Lituanie: résultats d’un couplage des données de l’état civil et du recensement de 2001. In: Population: édition Française. Vol. 62(4), 707-758).

Shkolnikov V.M., Jasilionis D., Andreev E.M., Jdanov D.A., Stankuniene V., Ambrozaitiene D. (2007) Linked versus unlinked estimates of mortality and length of life by education and marital status: Evidence from the first record linkage study in Lithuania. Social Science & Medicine. Vol. 64(7), pp. 1392-1406.


Scholz R., V. Shkolnikov, D. Jdanov (2006) Steigt die Lebenserwartung mit der Rentenhцhe? Effekt sozio-eokonomischer. Differenzen in Deutschland. Demografische Forschung aus erster hand. Vol. 4 

Jdanov D.A., Andreev E.M., Jasilionis D., Shkolnikov V. M. (2005). Estimates of mortality and population changes in England and Wales over the two World Wars. Demographic Research. Vol.13 (16), pp. 389-414.

Jdanov D., Scholz R., Shkolnikov V. M. (2005). Official population statistics and the Human Mortality Database estimates of populations aged 80+ in Germany and nine other European countries. Demographic Research, Vol. 13(14), pp. 335-362.