People

Faculty

Susan E. Short

Director of the PSTC | Sociology

Family, Gender, Inequality, Reproductive health

Margot Jackson

Associate Director of the PSTC | Sociology

Children and families, Health, Inequality and poverty

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Cancer Prevention, Health Disparities, Health Equity, Intersectionality, LGBTQ+ health, Patient-provider interactions, Sexual and Reproductive health, Social determinants of health, Social Epidemiology, Structural discrimination, Women's health

Anna Aizer

Economics

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

Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs

Economic gains from migration and refugees, knowledge and technology diffusion, innovation, entrepreneurship, structural transformation, economic growth and development

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Sociology

Sociology of Religion; Inequality and Poverty; Urban Sociology; Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality; Black Youth Education; African American Studies

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Economics

Labor Economics, Economics of Education, Economics of Crime

Stephen Buka

Epidemiology

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

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Sociology

Stratification, Inequality, Urban sociology, Education, Neighborhoods and schools, Neighborhood change, Race/Ethnicity, Residential mobility, Policy, Quantitative methods, Spatial analysis

Kenneth Chay

Economics

Community health, Labor and health economics, Microeconomics

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Political Science

Intergroup Relations, Immigration, Identity Politics, Political Parties, Elections, Africa

Epidemiology

Substance use; built environment and neighborhood change; gender inequities; social and structural determinants of health; harm reduction; drug policy; HIV and drug use; qualitative and community-based research

Terry-Ann Craigie

Economics

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

Pedro Dal Bó

Economics

Experimental economics, Game theory, Political economy

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The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Community, Crime, Ethnography, Health Equity, Race, Punishment, and Rural/urban processes

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

Geography

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

Population Studies and Environment and Society

Migration, Environmental Change, Disasters, and Social Inequality

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

Public Health

Social and environmental determinants of health, Social epidemiology, Sleep, Obesity, Food environments and health, Green space and health

Abigail Harrison

Public Health

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

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

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Epidemiology

Causal inference; quantitative methods; study design; health disparities; racial/ethnic health disparities; resilience; HIV; infectious diseases; social determinants of health; social epidemiology; neighborhoods

Economics

Education (Middle/high school quality), Healthcare (Hospital / insurance plan quality), Discrimination (especially in employment / lending / healthcare / criminal justice), Applied econometrics

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Public Health

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

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Computational Epidemiology; Simulation and Computational Modeling for Public Health Planning; Social Network Analysis; Incarceration; Addiction

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

Elisa Macchi

Economics

Development and behavioral economics; determinants of health behavior, especially related to nutrition and exercise, and mental health

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Sociology

Gender, work, organizations, race/ethnicity, inequality, mobility

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Anthropology

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

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

Director of S4 | Population Studies

Population Health and Environment, Spatial analysis, Spatial demography

Emily Oster

Economics

Development economics, Health

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

Economics

Labor economics, development economics, entrepreneurship in the Global South

Economics

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

Zhenchao Qian

Sociology

Family demography, Immigration, Race and ethnicity, Social Inequality

David Rangel

Education

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

Emily Rauscher

Sociology

Stratification, Education, Health, Demography

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Economics

Econometrics, Labor Economics, Algorithmic Fairness

David A. Savitz

Public Health

Fertility, Health risks from environmental exposures, Pregnancy

Andrew Schrank

Sociology

Migration, Health, Education and Training, Latin America

Daniel J. Smith

Anthropology

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

Maria Steenland

Population Studies

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

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

Leah VanWey

Sociology

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

David Weil

Economics

Economic growth, Health, Population aging

Michael White

Population Studies

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

Population Studies

Health; Health disparities; Aging; Cognitive health and ADRD; Biomarkers; Genetics; Education; Sex/gender and women’s health; Disasters

Postdoctoral Fellows

PSTC | Postdoctoral Fellow

Transnational migration, Intercultural dynamics, Social inclusion/exclusion, Urban encounters, Migration and health, Chinese diaspora, Italy

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PSTC | Postdoctoral Research Associate

Placemaking, Public Space, Neighborhood Change, Urban and Spatial Inequality, Environmental Justice, Quantitative/Spatial Analytics, Data Science

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PSTC | Postdoctoral Research Associate

Social Stratification, Demography, Population Health

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PSTC | Postdoctoral Research Associate

School Racial Composition and Parents’ School Preferences, School District Governance, Gender Inequality in the High-Skilled U.S. Labor Market

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PSTC | Postdoctoral Research Associate

Political Economy, History, Discrimination, Media, Networks, Experiments, Narratives, Attitudes toward immigration

Sonia Rupcic

PSTC | Postdoctoral Fellow

Legal anthropology, Medical anthropology, Gender, Ethnicity, Violence, Humanitarianism, Criminal justice, Legal pluralism

Daniel Schleith

PSTC/S4 | Postdoctoral Fellow

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

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PSTC | Postdoctoral Research Associate

Migration, Urban Risk, Vulnerability, Care, Race, Gender, Space and Place, Subjectivity, Phenomenology, Latin America, Ethnography

John Sullivan

PSTC | Postdoctoral Research Associate

Residential segregation, Residential mobility, Age structure, Aging and environment

Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4)

Scholarly Interests: Urban and Spatial Inequality, Residential Segregation, Affordable Housing Policy, Neighborhood Change, Community Development, Built Environment

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PSTC/Pandemic Journaling Project | Postdoctoral Research Associate

Migration and human mobility; gender and sexuality; social movements; the social impact of policy

Predoctoral Trainees

Sociology

Inequality, race, and ethnicity

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Economics

Labor economics, law and economics

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Economics

Labor Economics and Development

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Economics

Political economy, economic growth

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Public Health

Medicaid policy; maternal health; quality of care

Cyril Bennouna

Political Science

Comparative politics, migration, citizenship, public service provision, violence, and displacement

Samantha Brady

Sociology

Demography, life course, gerontology, work, family, health

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Sociology

Stratification and Inequality, Education, Family, Demography, Mixed Methods

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Sociology

Sociology of Education, Race/Ethnicity, Quantitative Methods, Stratification, Demography

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Economics

Applied econometrics, labor, health, urban economics

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Sociology

Demography, health disparities, reproductive justice, inequality, mixed methods

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Sociology

Education; Social Stratification and Inequality; Demography

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Anthropology

Borders, Transnational mobility, Citizenship, Race in Latin America and the Caribbean, Haitian-Dominico relations, Border markets, Gender

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Economics

Growth Theory, Development Economics, Labor Economics, Economics of Education

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Epidemiology

Intersection of TB and nutrition, especially among children

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Economics

Labor economics and econometrics

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Economics

Labor Economics, Education, Health, Inequality

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Sociology

Gender, family, migration

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Economics

Comparative development based on historical data and quasi natural experiments; Development policy design and evaluation with inputs from the field, in the context of Western Africa

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Epidemiology

Health disparities and health equity

Santiago Hermo

Economics

Labor economics, development economics, urban economics

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Sociology

Education; Social Policy; Children and Families; Social Inequality, Stratification, and Mobility; Demography; Quantitative and Mixed Methods

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Sociology

Inequality, public opinion, family and social demography

Economics

Economic growth, development economics, and environmental economics

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Sociology

Gender; Family; Health and Wellness; Demography; Social Policy

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Economics

Inequality, industrial organization, political economy, education

Economics

Political and development economics

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Sociology

Race and ethnicity; education; social inequality; punishment; social policy

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Sociology

Demography, gender, family

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Economics

Inequality and behavioral questions in the context of health and labor

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Sociology

Stratification, Labor Markets, Gender, Demography, Education, Family

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Sociology

Urban investment and development

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Economics

Labor, education, and applied econometrics

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Sociology

Racialization, International Migration, South Asian Diasporas, Postcolonial & Critical Theory

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Economics

Urban economics, applied econometrics, spatial data analysis

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Economics

Economic history

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Economics

Gender, religion and female labor force participation in developing countries

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Economics

Urban Economics, Development Economics, Applied Microeconomics

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Economics

Spatial Economics, Development Economics, Environmental Economics

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Health Services Policy and Practice

Antimicrobial stewardship for low- and middle-income countries, global health disparities impacting HIV treatment

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Economics

Labor economics, Development

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Economics

Development Economics, Labor Economics, Urban Economics

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Sociology

Maternal and child health in India

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Economics

Economics of crime and policing; political economy

Economics

Urban economics, labor economics

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Anthropology

Medical anthropology, Maternal Health, Corruption, Supply scarcity, Kinship ties, Bureaucracy, East Africa

Patrick Shaw

Sociology

International development, Education, Labor, Social mobility, Quantitative methods

Economics

Environmental issues and intra-household decision problems in the developing world

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Economics

Public finance and political economy

Economics

Political economics, public economics

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Economics

Public and Labor Economics

Amanda Votta

Anthropology

Health disparities, Access to care, Substance use, Chronic illness and pain

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Sociology

Family, Life course, Migration

Sociology

Stratification, migrants, housing, culture, poverty, spatial analysis, ethnography

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Sociology

Gender inequality, family, culture

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Economics

Issues related to climate risk pricing and ecosystem services pricing

Staff

Research Data Analyst

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PSTC | Communications Aide

Frank Donnelly

Brown Libraries | GIS and Data Librarian

PSTC | Research Assistant

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Project Manager (Economics)

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Department Manager (Economics)

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PSTC | Administrative and Events Coordinator

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

Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4) | Lead Data Analyst

PSTC | Manager of Communications and Outreach

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PSTC | Grants and Finance Manager

Elisabeta Minca

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

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Research Data Analyst

PSTC | Assistant Director

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PSTC | Systems Administrator

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Research Data Analyst

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PSTC | Grants and Financial Specialist

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Research Assistant (Economics)

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PSTC | Grants and Finance Manager

Guixing Wei

Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4) | Senior Research Scientist

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PSTC | Lead Data Analyst

PSTC | Research and Programming Analyst

Visitors

Daniel Björkegren

PSTC | Visiting Scholar in Population Studies

Development, Industrial organization, Information technology, Mobile phones

Shatanjaya Dasgupta

PSTC | Visiting Scholar in Economics

Development, Marriage, Domestic Violence, Gender, Son Preference

PSTC | Visiting Research Fellow

Politics and Gender in Electoral Systems and Local Legislative Bodies

Chantel Pheiffer

PSTC | Visiting Scholar in Population Studies

Social Demography, Social Determinants of Health, Stratification, Migration, Residential Mobility, Social Policy

PSTC | Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Reproductive in/justice; race, racialization, and health