Penn Lightbulb Café Explores U.S. Life Expectancy

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460March 25, 2013

WHO:             Jessica Ho

                      Doctoral Candidate in Demography and Sociology

                      University of Pennsylvania 

WHAT:           Penn Lightbulb Café talk, “Why Does U.S. Life Expectancy Rank So Low?"  

WHEN:           Tuesday, March 26, 6-7 p.m. 

WHERE:         World Café Live Upstairs, 3025 Walnut St.

At age 50, Americans have a lower life expectancy and experience higher levels of disease and disability than do their counterparts in other industrialized nations. Jessica Ho will discuss her research and also policies to prevent the major causes of pre-50 death and to reduce social inequalities.

The talk is part of the Penn Lightbulb Café, a free public-lecture series presented by the School of Arts and Sciences and the Office of University Communications that takes arts, humanities and social-sciences scholarship out of the classroom for a night on the town.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Seating is limited. Reservations can be made by contacting Gina Bryan at 215-898-8721 or