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About the Authors


Anusuya Chatterjee

Anusuya Chatterjee is a senior economist and associate director of research at the Milken Institute. Her expertise is in measuring broader economic impacts of health and longevity-related issues. She has led the research efforts on some of the Milken Institute's highest-profile publications on the economics of chronic disease prevention and management, obesity, investment in medical technologies, and aging. Chatterjee created the influential Milken Institute Best Cities for Successful Aging Index. She also co-authored a chapter in the recently published book, The Upside of Aging.

Chatterjee's opinion articles have been published in news outlets such as Forbes magazine and the San Diego Union-Tribune, and she is frequently quoted as an expert in mainstream media. Her work has been cited by PBS, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, CBS, the Huffington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and many other outlets. Her prior experience includes a tenure track academic position. Chatterjee received a Ph.D. in economics from the State University of New York, Albany; a master's degree from the Delhi School of Economics; and a bachelor's degree from Jadavpur University in India.


Jaque King

Jaque King is a research analyst at the Milken Institute. She is interested in aging populations, health-care reform, and public policy. Recently, she coauthored "Healthy Savings: Medical Technology and the Economic Burden of Disease" and presented the research at the 2014 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting. She also coauthored "Checkup Time: Chronic Disease and Wellness in America," which measures the economic impact of chronic diseases and compares it to projections made in the Institute's groundbreaking report "An Unhealthy America: The Economic Burden of Chronic Disease." Additionally, she has contributed to the publications "Best Cities for Successful Aging" (2012), "Waistlines of the World," and "Estimating Long-Term Economic Returns of NIH Funding on Output in the Biosciences." Previously, she was a senior editor at the Pepperdine Policy Review.

King holds a master's of public policy degree with a specialization in economics and American politics from Pepperdine University and a bachelor's degree in political science from San Diego State University.


Paul Irving

Paul Irving is president of the Milken Institute. His work to improve aging lives is regularly featured in outlets such as PBS, Forbes, CBS, NBC, Reuters, CNN, Yahoo, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal, and was recognized when he received the 2014 Janet L. Witkin Award from Affordable Living for the Aging. Irving developed the Institute's Best Cities for Successful Aging initiative, authored the John Templeton Foundation-funded report "Aging and Beneficial Purpose in the 21st Century — The New Longevity Dividend" and co-authored the Ford Foundation-funded report "Expanding the Market for Community Investment in the United States." His book, "The Upside of Aging — How Long Life Is Changing the World of Health, Work, Innovation, Policy, and Purpose," was published in 2014 by John Wiley & Sons. Irving frequently speaks at business, policy, and academic events about the changing culture of aging; health, productivity, and purpose for older adults; and innovation and opportunity in the longevity economy.

Irving was previously an advanced leadership fellow at Harvard University and chairman and CEO of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, a national law and consulting firm. Irving represented leading companies and investors in mergers and acquisitions, capital market transactions, and a wide range of business and financial industry regulatory matters. He serves on the boards of East West Bancorp, Inc., and Encore.org, the Dean's Council of the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, the Board of Counselors of the USC Davis School of Gerontology, the Advisory Board of the Stanford University Distinguished Careers Institute, and the National Advisory Board on Aging of Partners for Livable Communities. Irving earlier taught at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where he received the Board of Governors Award for outstanding contributions to society and the law.