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 Franklin

Associate Director of S4 | Population Studies

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

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

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

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

David A. Savitz

Public Health

Fertility, Health risks from environmental exposures, Pregnancy

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

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

Director of S4 | Sociology

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

Postdoctoral Fellows

Joseph Danko

PSTC/S4 | Postdoctoral Fellow

Big data, Cities, Data analytics, Demographic change, Economic development, GIScience applications, Human-environmental interaction, Place promotion, Real estate, Socioeconomic issues in a spatial context, Urban design

Christopher Graziul

PSTC/S4 | Postdoctoral Fellow

Political Sociology, Urban Sociology, Sociology of Religion, Quantitative Methods

Mark Gross

PSTC | Postdoctoral Fellow

Inequality, Migration, South Africa, Urbanization, Violence

Elisabeta Minca

PSTC/S4 | Postdoctoral Fellow

Children’s welfare, Nutrition & health, Transition to adulthood, Race and Class, Quantitative methods

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

Elyse Singer

PSTC | Postdoctoral Fellow

Citizenship, Cultural anthropology, Gender, Human rights, Medical anthropology, Reproductive health

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

Agent-based computational demography, Family, Fertility, Gender, Inequality and Stratification, Quantitative and mixed methods

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

Girija Borker

Economics

Development, gender and policy

Jennifer Bouek

Sociology

Health and Inequality

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

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

Karolina Dos Santos

Sociology

Caribbean, Latin America, Migration, Sociology of Migration

Francesco Maria Esposito

Economics

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

Vaishali Garga

Economics

Development Economics, Social Sectors of Health and Education

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

Fabiola Hernandez

Anthropology

Childbirth experiences, Ethnography, Maternal healthcare and disparities, Peru, Women's reproductive health

Stefan Hut

Economics

Health economics, Public economics, Labor economics.

Anairis Hernandez Jabalera

Sociology

Caregiving and migration, Demography of family, Time use studies, Unpaid work and gender

Marcia P. Jimenez

Public Health

Cardio-metabolic health, Geographic contextual factors, Social epidemiology, Spatial Analysis

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

Sociology

Migration and immigration, Migration and urbanization, Migration and environment, Education inequality, Social demography, China

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

Health, Inequality, Neighborhoods

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

Anthropology

Belonging and identity, Gender, South Africa, Transnational migration, Violence

Sociology

Development, Migration, Urbanization

Economics

Economic growth, Geography, Innovation

Adrian Rubli

Economics

Health economics, Development economics

Sociology

Family and marriage, Mate selection, Social Inequality

Sociology

Family, Fertility, Gender, Social Inequality, Spatial Demography

Sociology

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

Anthropology

Disability, Islamic studies, Liberalism, Middle East, Sectarianism, War

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

Yashas Vaidya

Sociology

Economics

Development, Economics, Urban economics

Economics

Development economics, Education, Gender

Sociology

Migration, Urbanization, Residential instability, Data visualization

Economics

Development Economics, Native Studies, Urbanization

Political Science

Education, Inequality, Policy Evaluation

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

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

Priscilla Arevalo

PSTC | Office Aide

Karen Ball

Social Science Research Institute | Administrative and Financial Coordinator

Jo Fisher

PSTC | Editor and Project Manager

Alexis Grant

PSTC | Training Program Aide

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

Caitlin Petruska-Mancinelli

Equality of Opportunity Project | Research Program Manager

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

Susan Silveira

PSTC | Administrative and Financial Coordinator

Shannon Spence

Equality of Opportunity Project | Director of Strategic Communications

Carolina Velasco

PSTC | Office Aide

Ellen Viruleg

Equality of Opportunity Project | Consultant | Executive Director

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

Mao-Mei Liu

Sociology

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

Isaac Mbiti

Economics

Economic development, Education policy,East Africa, West Africa

Lindsey Reynolds

Anthropology

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

Maximilian Schwefer

Economics

Development economics, Domestic violence, Educational achievement, Family economics, Female labor supply, Household decision making

Junan Zhang

Sociology

Health inequality, Medical social work, Mental health, Social capital