David Bloom is Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Director of Harvard University’s NIH/NIA-funded Program on the Global Demography of Aging. Bloom received a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University in 1976, an M.A. in Economics from Princeton University in 1978, and a Ph.D. in Economics and Demography from Princeton University in 1981. Bloom's current research focuses heavily on the interplay of health, demographics, and economic growth and development, and also on the value of vaccination. Bloom has taught numerous courses on labor, health, and population and on statistics and econometrics. He has also published more than 450 articles, book chapters, and books, and is a founding co-editor of the Journal of the Economics of Ageing. In April 2005, Bloom was elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2015, he was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.