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SSAB Releases Agenda for the Future of Mortality, Disability, and Work Event

August 17, 2023

Washington, DC – The Board will hold an event on “The Future of Mortality, Disability, and Work: Helping to Inform the Social Security Trust Fund Projections” on Friday, August 25, 2023, from 9:45 am to 3:30 pm ET. The policy forum will bring together the Social Security Administration’s Office of the Chief Actuary in conversation with other experts to consider the implications of recent research and scientific findings on future expectations for a subset of variables used in program projections.

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The event will consist of three sessions on the future of mortality, disability, and work.

9:45 am          Opening
10 am               Panel 1: Mortality
11:30 am         Panel 2: Disability
1 pm                 Break
2 pm                Panel 3: Work
3:30 pm         Close

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Panelists include:

  • David M Cutler, PhD, Harvard University
  • Stephen C Goss, ASA, MAAA, Social Security Administration
  • Karen Glenn, FSA, EA, MAAA, Social Security Administration
  • Allen W Heinemann, PhD, Northwestern University
  • Stipica Mudrazija, PhD, University of Washington
  • Christopher JL Murray, MD, DPhil, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
  • Steven W Popper, PhD, RAND
  • Christopher J Ruhm, PhD, University of Virginia
  • David Shaywitz, MD, PhD, (personal capacity)
  • Michael L Stephens, ASA, Social Security Administration
  • Shelly Steward, PhD, Aspen Institute
  • Steven Woolf, MD, MPH, Virginia Commonwealth University


The Board is committed to ensuring all sessions are accessible to the public. Public sessions will be recorded with live closed captioning. To request accommodations, please email The Board can meet requests more effectively if notice is provided at least five business days before the event.

The Social Security Independence and Program Improvements Act of 1994 (Public Law No. 103-296) established a bipartisan Social Security Advisory Board composed of seven Board members appointed by Congress and the White House. Supported by a small professional staff, the Board provides advice and recommendations to the President, Congress, and the Commissioner of Social Security on matters related to the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs and policies.