People

Faculty

Susan E. Short

Director of the PSTC | Sociology

Family, Gender, Inequality, Reproductive health

Zhenchao Qian

Associate Director of the PSTC | Sociology

Family demography, Immigration, Race and ethnicity, Social Inequality

Anna Aizer

Economics

Child health, Child support, Domestic violence, Medicaid, Poverty, Welfare

Daniel Björkegren

Economics

Development, Industrial organization, Information technology, Mobile phones

Stephen Buka

Epidemiology

Behavioral and psychiatric disorders, Birth complications, Environmental hazards, Maternal and child health, Substance use

Kenneth Chay

Economics

Community health, Labor and health economics, Microeconomics

Pedro Dal Bó

Economics

Experimental economics, Game theory, Political economy

Kevin Escudero

American Studies

Community engagement, Comparative ethnic studies, Critical refugee studies, Immigration and citizenship, Social movements

Alison Field

Public Health

Eating disorders, Nutrition, Obesity, Public Health

Linford D. Fisher

History

Atlantic World, Colonial American, and Native American history, Forced migration and mobility, Religion, Slavery

Andrea Flores

Education

Adolescence and early adulthood, Anthropological demography, Citizenship, Education, Immigration and migration

Andrew Foster

Economics

Development, Education, Empirical microeconomics, Environment, Fertility, Health, Households, Human capital, Institutions, Labor economics, Marriage

Rachel Friedberg

Economics

Economics of immigration, Jewish social science, Labor economics

John Friedman

Economics

Education, Healthcare, Political economy, Public economics, Retirement, Taxation

Elizabeth Fussell

Population Studies and Environment and Society

Health effects of disasters and displacement, Mexican migration to the U.S., Population change after disasters, Transition to adulthood

Omar Galárraga

Public Health

Conditional economic incentives, economic evaluation and economic efficiency of health programs, HIV, Social Health Insurance

Oded Galor

Economics

Evolutionary economics, Growth and development, Population economics

Matthew Gutmann

Anthropology

Cultural anthropology, Gender and sexuality, Health, Migration, Reproductive health

Abigail Harrison

Public Health

Fertility and family planning, Gender, HIV/AIDS, Qualitative research

Justine Hastings

Economics

Behavioral economics, Firm strategy, Industrial organization, Public economics, Public policy, Regulation

Patrick Heller

Sociology

Comparative political economy, Democratization, Development, Political sociology, Social movements

J. Vernon Henderson

Economics

Urban and regional economics

Sociology

Disability, Family lives, Fertility and family planning, Transition to adulthood

Joseph Hogan

Public Health

Behavioral medicine, Causal inference, HIV/AIDS, Longitudinal data analysis, Missing data

Margot Jackson

Sociology

Children and families, Health, Inequality and poverty

Public Health

Built environment and access to health care, End of life care, Long-term care, Mental health, Palliative and hospice care, Pediatric pharmacoepidemiology

David Kertzer

Anthropology

Anthropological demography, Contemporary Italian society and politics, Demography, European historical demography, Political economy and family systems, Politics and culture, Religion, Vatican

Matthew Kraft

Education

Economics of education, Education policy analysis, School organizational capacity, Teacher effectiveness and evaluation, Teacher-parent communication

Caroline Kuo

Public Health

Resilience, Prevention, Family interventions, Gender- and developmentally tailored intervention science, Interdisciplinary collaboration

Jessaca Leinaweaver

Anthropology

Adoption, Aging, Anthropological demography, Caregiving, Childhood, Family, Gender, Migration, Reproduction

David P. Lindstrom

Sociology

Contraception, Fertility, Migration, Reproductive health

John Logan

Sociology

Family, Immigration, Migration, Political sociology, Race and ethnicity, Spatial analysis, Urban sociology

Laura López-Sanders

Sociology

Immigration, Organizational and institutional processes and outcomes, Public policy, Race and ethnic relations, Social Inequality

Eric Loucks

Public Health

Biomarkers, Coronary heart disease, Education, Epidemiology, Health

Glenn C. Loury

Economics

Cognitive theories of racial stigma, Dysfunctional social identity, Race and inequality, Racial affirmative action, Status transmission across generations

Mark Lurie

Public Health

Antiretroviral therapy, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Mathematical modeling, Migration

Anthropology

Anthropological demography, Bioethics, Global health, Health equity, Infectious disease, Mental illness, Migration, Population health, Postpartum period

Stephen McGarvey

Public Health

Global health, Human population biology, Non-communicable diseases, Nutrition transition

Stelios Michalopoulos

Economics

Culture, Development, Economic growth, Ethnicity, Folklore, Inequality, Institutions, Islam, Religion

Kevin Mwenda

Associate Director of S4 | Population Studies

Child undernutrition, Public Health, Spatial demography, Spatial epidemiology

Don Operario

Public Health

Behavioral and biomedical HIV prevention interventions, Health equity and social justice, Marginalized social identities and health, Sexual and gender minority populations

Emily Oster

Economics

Development economics, Health

Jayanti Owens

Sociology

Children and families, Demography, Education, Gender, Population health, Stratification, Work and organizations

John Papay

Education

Consequences of state tests, Postsecondary education choices, Teacher career growth, Teacher hiring and evaluation practices

Economics

Aging, Child health and well-being, Health, Inequality, Labor economics, Life course

Mark M. Pitt

Economics

Adult outcomes, Gender, Health, Households, Micro-credit programs, Migration, Nutrition

Louis Putterman

Economics

Comparative economic development, Human interaction, Income inequality, Inter-ethnic interactions, Social norms and institutions

David Rangel

Education

Educational inequality, Race and ethnicity, Social psychology, Social stratification

Emily Rauscher

Sociology

Stratification, Education, Health, Demography

David A. Savitz

Public Health

Fertility, Health risks from environmental exposures, Pregnancy

Andrew Schrank

Sociology

Migration, Health, Education and Training, Latin America

Jesse Shapiro

Economics

Industrial organization, Political economy

Daniel J. Smith

Anthropology

Anthropological demography, Corruption, HIV/AIDS, Medical anthropology, Migration, Pentecostal Christianity, Political culture

Bryce Steinberg

Economics

Development, Education, Health, Labor, Urban economics

Neil Thakral

Economics

Behavioral economics, Housing policy, Labor markets

Matthew Turner

Economics

Cities, Climate change, Transportation infrastructure, Urbanization

John Tyler

Education

Economics of education, Evaluation research, Quantitative methods

Leah VanWey

Sociology

Environment and development, Land change development, Migration, Population and environment

David Weil

Economics

Economic growth, Health, Population aging

Michael White

Director of S4 | Sociology

Demography, Environment, Immigration, Population distribution, Social policy, Urban sociology

Postdoctoral Fellows

Daniel Schleith

PSTC/S4 | Postdoctoral Fellow

Urban and transportation geographies, Accessibility, Commuting, Geographic Information Science, Spatial statistics, Big data

Eric Seymour

PSTC/S4 | Postdoctoral Fellow

Housing, Displacement, Neighborhood Change, Real Estate, Shrinking Cities

Maria Steenland

PSTC | Postdoctoral Fellow

Maternal and child health, Econometrics, Family planning, Impact evaluation

Julia Vich-Bertran

PSTC | Postdoctoral Fellow

Adoption, Child circulation, China, Gender, Globalization and transnationalism, Intercultural relationships, Kinship, Migration, Social networks, Transnational families

Yun Zhou

PSTC | Postdoctoral Fellow

Family, Fertility, Gender, Union formation, Inequality and stratification, Quantitative methods, Agent-based modeling, Mixed methods, China

Predoctoral Trainees

Chinyere Agbai

Sociology

Urban Sociology, Health Inequality, Race and Ethnicity, Social Stratification

Whitney Arey

Anthropology

Ghana, Global health, NGOs, Tuberculosis

Hilary Barker

Sociology

Family, Inequality, Sexual and reproductive health

Anthropology

Addiction, Health, Illicit drugs, Iran

Benjamin Bellman

Sociology

Spatial demography, Historical demography, Urban inequality, Migration and neighborhood change, Race and ethnicity, Computational methods

Fiori Berhane

Anthropology

Memory, Generation, Transnationalism, Forced migration and displacement, Politics, Authoritarianism

Jennifer Bouek

Sociology

Poverty and social inequality, Poverty governance, Organizations and economic sociology, Families and gender

Sociology

Education, Organizations, Political sociology, Public policy, Race and ethnicity, Social stratification, Urban sociology

Courtney Choy

Public Health

Cardiometabolic non-communicable diseases, Early childhood development, Epidemiology, Pacific Islander health, Samoa

Megan Collier

Sociology

Education, Organizations, Public policy, Urban sociology, Social stratification, Inequality

Teresa DeAtley

Public Health

Advocacy, Domestic and international tobacco control policy, Tobacco regulatory science, Vulnerable populations

Kira DiClemente

Public Health

Family planning, Female empowerment, Global sustainable development, Sexual and reproductive health

Francesco Maria Esposito

Economics

Applied Microeconomics, IO, Labor Economics, Political Economy, Public Economics

Vaishali Garga

Economics

Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Economic Growth

Pablo Garriga

Economics

Applied microeconomics, Public economics, Development economics

Kimberly Glazer

Public Health

Maternal morbidity and mortality, Reproductive and perinatal epidemiology

Shanelle Haile

Sociology

African diaspora, Economic and social remittances, Social mobility, Sub-Saharan Africa, Sustainable development, Transnational migration

Jamie Hansen-Lewis

Economics

Development economics, Environmental economics

Sara Hefny

Anthropology

Cultural heritage, Europe, Food and foodways, Integration and assimilation, Memory and identity, Middle East, Migration

Stefan Hut

Economics

Health economics, Public economics, Labor economics.

Tate Kihara

Sociology

Demography, Immigration, Political participation, United States

Sociology

Immigration, Islam in Europe, Labor market integration, Social in-/exclusion

Sociology

International migration, Race and ethnicity, Social Inequality

Anthropology

Kinship, gender, breastfeeding, reproductive health, development, Cabo Verde, Western Africa

Public Health

Economic incentives in healthcare, Health and healthcare disparities, Health insurance design, Health reforms

Economics

Applied microeconomics, Development economics, Education, Human capital

Economics

Public economics, Health economics

Political Science

Migration, Sampling difficult-to-reach populations, Survey design, Latin America

Economics

Applied microeconomics, Growth, Political economy

Sociology

Gender relations, International development, Intra-household resource allocation, Economic sociology

Anthropology

American deaf community, Deaf culture, Deaf immigrants, Medical anthropology

Economics

Agriculture, Development, Economic History, Households, Sub-Saharan Africa

Anthropology

Guestworkers, Transnational labor migration

Sociology

Migration, Residential segregation, Social demography, Urban sociology

Public Health

Health disparities and inequity, HIV prevention and treatment, Mental health, Substance use in racial and sexual minority communities

Brianna Osetinsky

Public Health

Access to Care, Health System Strengthening and Care Delivery in Low and Middle Income Countries, Noncommunicable Disease, HIV

Sociology

Asian Americans, Social Construction of Knowledge, Race and Ethnicity, W.E.B. Du Bois, Du Boisian Sociology, Sociological Theories of Race, Quantitative Methods, Social Inequality, Housing

Madison Paulk

Anthropology

Forced migration, South Africa, Urban geography, Political economy, Belonging

Sociology

Development, Migration, Urbanization

Economics

Economic growth, Geography, Innovation

Sociology

Family and marriage, Mate selection, Social Inequality

Aditi Singh

Economics

Economic growth, Income and wealth inequality, Education, Population dynamics

Haoming Song

Sociology

Demography, Family, Gender, Social Inequality

Sociology

Gender and the Family, Development, Institutions and Inequality, Program Evaluation

Amy Teller

Sociology

Demography of climate change adaptation, Environmental resources and population wellbeing

Economics

Agriculture, Development microeconomics, Economic geography, India, Political conflict and violence, Social networks

Economics

Development economics, Education, Gender

Sociology

Migration, Urbanization, Residential instability, Data visualization

Economics

Development Economics, Native Studies, Urbanization

Sociology

Education, Family demography, Mental health, Mixed methods, Service learning, Social inequality, Social work

Economics

Health, Development, and Public Economics

Sociology

Social Demography, Gender, Family, and Work, Child Care, Social exclusion, Public Policy, Spatial Analysis, Social Sustainability, Development, South Asia, China

Valeria Zurla

Economics

Public economics, Political economy, Health economics, Mobility and inequality

Staff

Thomas Alarie

PSTC | Manager of Administration and Finance

Sarah Aneyci

Social Science Research Institute | Senior Grant and Contract Specialist

Equality of Opportunity Project | Research Project Coordinator

Karen Ball

Social Science Research Institute | Administrative and Financial Coordinator

Gabriela Castillo

PSTC | Office Aide

Jo Fisher

PSTC | Editor and Project Manager

Jo-Ann Joyal

PSTC | Grants and Contracts Specialist

Photo of Amory Kisch

Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4) | GIS Coordinator

Paul Koussa

PSTC | Director of Computing Services

Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4) | Programmer and Analyst

Elisabeta Minca

Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4) | GIS Research Analyst

Lilly Nguyen

PSTC | Graphic Designer

Caitlin Petruska-Mancinelli

Equality of Opportunity Project | Research Program Manager

Susan Silveira

PSTC | Administrative and Financial Coordinator

Kelley Smith

PSTC | Project Coordinator

Carolina Velasco

PSTC | Office Aide

Claudia Villalona

PSTC | Office Aide

Ellen Viruleg

Equality of Opportunity Project | Consultant | Executive Director

Guixing Wei

Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4) | Senior GIS and Spatial Analyst

Ana Karina Wildman

PSTC | Assistant Director

Jarrod Winsor

PSTC | Systems Administrator

Hong Xia

PSTC | Research and Programming Analyst

Visitors

Terry-Ann Craigie

Economics

Child wellbeing, Criminal justice reform, Family formation, Mass incarceration, Race and gender discrimination

Rachel Franklin

Geography

Migration, Population diversity and composition, Population loss/decline, Spatial analysis, Spatial Demography

Honghuan Gu

Population Studies

Segregation, Neighborhood, Urbanization, Social inequalities and vulnerability, Spatial accessibility

Doris Holzberger

Education

Instructional quality, Teacher competencies, School effects, Person-environment interaction, Research syntheses and meta-analyses

Jing Liu

Economics of Education

Economics of education, Peer interaction, Student engagement and behavior, Teacher affects on student achievement

Mao-Mei Liu

Sociology

Family, Gender, International migration, Social demography, Social networks

Kathleen Lynch

Education

Education, Children and families, Social inequalities

Léon Marbach

Education

Economics of education, Inequality of access to postsecondary education, Enrollment management, Organizational change in higher education institutions, Applied quantitative methods

Domingo Morel

Political Science

Race and ethnic politics, Urban politics, Education politics, Public policy

Gail Mummert

Anthropology

Gender dynamics in migrant families, Intergenerational relationships, Longitudinal and life course methodologies

Lindsey Reynolds

Anthropology

Family, Global health, HIV/AIDS, Humanitarian intervention, Social change, Social reproduction, Youth

Weijia Zhang

Population Studies

Rural-urban migration, Immigrant family, Urban population capacity, Urbanization