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

Public Health

Global perinatal health, HIV and pregnancy, Engagement in HIV care, Obesity during pregnancy, Perinatal depression, Maternal immunization

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

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

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

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

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

Public Health

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

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

nina_joyce

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

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

Emergency Medicine

Violence, Injury prevention, Digital technologies, Adolescent health

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

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

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

H. Jacob Carlson

PSTC/S4 | Postdoctoral Research Associate

Urban studies, Political sociology, Housing, Network analysis, Spatial analysis, Democracy

PSTC | Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Samuel Kye

PSTC/S4 | Postdoctoral Research Associate

Community & Urban Sociology, Demography, Race & Ethnicity, 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

John Sullivan

PSTC | Postdoctoral Research Associate

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

PSTC/DSI | Postdoctoral Fellow

Health, Health disparities, Tobacco use, Education, Biomarkers, Genetics

Predoctoral Trainees

Sociology

Inequality, Race, and Ethnicity

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

Fiori Berhane

Anthropology

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

Economics

Growth, Economic history, Cultural economics, Applied economics

Samantha Brady

Sociology

Demography, Life course, Gerontology, Work, Family, Health

Photo of Giulia Buccione

Economics

development economics, comparative development, migration, political economy

Photo of Ailish Burns

Sociology

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

Economics

Public economics, industrial organization, political economy

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

tess_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

Photo of Ester Fanelli

Sociology

Gender, Family, Fertility and Sociology of Culture.

Photo of Francesco Ferlenga

Economics

Political Economy, development economics and public economics

Pablo Garriga

Economics

Applied microeconomics, Public economics, Development economics

Santiago Hermo

Economics

Labor Economics, Development Economics, Urban Economics

Argenis Hurtado Moreno

Anthropology

Migration, Kinship, Gender, Race and ethnicity, Methods of feminist anthropology

Tate Kihara

Sociology

Demography, Immigration, Political participation, United States

Sociology

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

Sociology

Labor market

Alison Lodermeier

Economics

Development economics, Labor economics

William Lodge II

Public Health

HIV prevention and treatment interventions, Sexual and gender minority health disparities, Psychosocial syndemics, Global health (India and Pakistan)

Economics

Applied microeconomics, Development economics, Education, Human capital

Economics

Public economics, Health economics

Economics

Applied microeconomics, Development economics

Sociology

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

Anthropology

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

Marquisele Mercedes

Public Health

Weight stigma, Race/ism, Health Inequality, Institutions and Professionals

Photo of Jordan Mosby

Sociology

Social inequality, gentrification, urbanization, education

Salma Mutwafy

Sociology

Development, Demography, Family, Cultural Sociology

Photo of Geetika Nagpal

Economics

Urban Economics, Development Economics, Applied Microeconomics

Bryan Natividad

Sociology

Educational attainment, Inequality, Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration

Economics

Development Economics, Urban Economics, Health Economics

Sociology

Migration, Residential segregation, Social demography, Urban sociology

Economics

Economic growth, Comparative development, Cultural economics

Juan Pedro Ronconi

Economics

Development Economics, Political Economy, Comparative Development

Sociology

Development, Migration, Urbanization

Photo of Henrique Pita Barros

Economics

Political economy, economic growth

Anthropology

Borders, migration, diasporas, citizenship, asylum, refugee studies, human rights, social geography

Patrick Shaw

Sociology

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

Yifan Shen

Sociology

Family and marriage, Mate selection, Social Inequality

Photo of Suvina Singal

Sociology

family, marriage, fertility, life course, social inequality, gender, social policy

Aditi Singh

Economics

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

Haoming Song

Sociology

Demography, Family, Gender, Social Inequality

photo of Alessandro Sovera

Economics

Health economics, economics of education, public economics

Economics

Political economics, public economics

Sociology

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

Subadevan

Sociology

Political economy, Political and cultural sociology

Public Health

Population Health in Asia and Sub Saharan Africa, Universal Health Coverage, Program Evaluation, Health Insurance in Low and Lower Middle Income Countries, Global Health Economics

Shunsuke Tsuda

Economics

Agriculture, Development microeconomics, Geography, Networks, Political economy, Sub-Saharan Africa

Amanda Votta

Anthropology

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

Photo of Alexander Wambach

Sociology

Family, Life course, Migration

Alison Weber

Public Health

Maternal and child health, Health disparities, Women's health, Social inequalities, Race and ethnicity

Alexander Yarkin

Economics

Economic growth and development, Political economy, Culture, Population economics

Rachel Yorlets

Epidemiology

Immigration, Social determinants of HIV/TB, Health disparities, South Africa

Sociology

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

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

PSTC | Assistant Director

Karen Ball

Social Science Research Institute | Administrative and Financial Coordinator

Gabriela Castillo

PSTC | Training Program Aide

PSTC | Communications Aide

adeline hahn

PSTC | Office Aide

Executive Assistant (SRF project)

Photo of Amory Kisch

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

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

Elisabeta Minca

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

Veli Andirin

PSTC | Research Associate, Economics

tasha_philibert

PSTC | Systems Administrator

Susan Silveira

PSTC | Administrative and Financial Coordinator

corey_silvia

PSTC | Grant and Contract Specialist

Kelley Smith

PSTC | Project Coordinator

Kitri Sundaram

PSTC | Communications Aide

Guixing Wei

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

Hong Xia

PSTC | Research and Programming Analyst

Lisa Yu Li

PSTC | Communications Aide

Visitors

Rabia_Ali

Sociology

Gender, women's empowerment, reproductive health

Economics

government, socio-economic outcomes for LMIC

Demography

Health, mortality, family and aging

Weijia Zhang

Population Studies

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