David Bloom is Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH), Director of Harvard University’s Program on the Global Demography of Aging (funded by the National Institute of Aging), and Director of HSPH’s Value of Vaccination Research Network (funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation).
He received a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University in 1976, and a Ph.D. in Economics and Demography from Princeton University in 1981. Bloom has taught numerous courses on labor, health, and population economics and on statistics and econometrics at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and published more than 500 articles, book chapters, and books.
Bloom is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and an Andrew Carnegie Fellow of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.