Magali Barbieri

Research director +33(0) 1 56 06 21 94
Secretariat : Alexandra-Marcelle Sakibede +33 (0)1 56 06 20 24

Research field(s)

Mortality and causes of death in industrialized
Demographic trends in Southeast Asia and Sub-
Saharan Africa (family structure and relations,
reproductive change, health and mortality)
Historical demography of Vietnam
Levels, trends and differentials in infant
mortality in France

Some publications

Magali Barbieri. 2021. Covid-19 and the growing disadvantage in US life expectancy. The pandemic has magnified pre-existing vulnerabilities in US society. British Medical Journal. Editorial. 373:n1530.

Jenny Garcia, Catalina Torres, Magali Barbieri, et al. 2021. Différences de mortalité par COVID-19: conséquence des imperfections et de la diversité des systèmes de collecte des données. Population-F 76(1): 37-76/Differences in COVID-19 mortality: Implications of imperfect and diverse data collection systems. Population-E 76(1): 35-72.

Omer Gersten, Magali Barbieri. 2021. Evaluation of the Cancer Transition Theory in the US, Select European Nations, and Japan by Investigating Mortality of Infectious- and Noninfectious-Related Cancers, 1950-2018. JAMA Network Open, 4(4):e215322. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.5322.

Dana Glei, Andrés Bajaras-Paz, José Manuel Aburto, Magali Barbieri. 2021. Mexican mortality 1990- 2016: Comparison of unadjusted and adjusted estimates. Demographic Research, 44(30): 719-758. doi: 10.4054/DemRes.2021.44.30.

Didier Breton, Magali Barbieri, Nicolas Belliot, Hippolyte d'Albis et Magali Mazuy. 2020. « L’évolution démographique récente de la France. Situations et comportements des mineurs », Population-F 75(4) : 465-526./ Recent demographic developments in France: a decline in fertility, an increase in mortality. Population-E 71(3):395-453.

Dmitri Jdanov, Domantas Jasilionis, Vladimir Shkolnikov, Magali Barbieri. 2019. The Human Mortality Database, in D. Gu and M.E. Dupre (eds.), Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging, Springer, 1.

Dana Glei, Magali Barbieri, Carolina Santamaría- Ulloa. 2019. « Costa-Rican mortality 1950-2013: An evaluation of data quality and trends compared with other countries », Demographic Research 40(29): 835-864, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research.

Teaching activities, other functions, titles

Associate Director of the Human Mortality Database project ( and Director of the United States Mortality DataBase (
'Head (co-head after February 2006) of Ined Research division 7 "Population and development", 2003-2009
Associate Researcher, Department of Demography, University of California, Berkeley