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Director

Kathleen Cagney: Neighborhood effects and health, urban social processes, race and ethnic differences in access to health care/long-term care, demography of aging, life course approaches to research in health, health status assessment

Advisory Board

  • Director, Committee on Demographic Training: Linda Waite
  • Representative from the Sociology Department: Linda Waite
  • Representative from the Harris School: Ofer Malamud
  • Representative from the Economics Department: Derek Neal
  • Representative from the School of Social Service Administration: Jens Ludwig
  • Representative from the Department of Medicine: David O. Meltzer

Research Associates

  • Anjali Adukia: Evaluation of factors that influence educational decisions and the role of institutions in education and health
  • Luc Anselin: Spatial econometrics, spatial data ranging from exploration to visualization and modeling, use of appropriate methods in empirical studies
  • Daniel M. Bennett: Economic aspects of public health in the developing world
  • Dan Black: Labor economics, applied econometrics, and race and gender wage disparities
  • Charles Catlett: Urban data science, cyber security and privacy, mobile devices and social networks, and the use of mobile and embedded computing to create intelligent infrastructure
  • Kerwin Charles: Empirical labor economics: racial composition on neighborhood effects, retirement effects on subject well being, intergenerational transfers
  • Marshall Chin: Medical outcomes assessment, quality of care, diabetes and other chronic diseases, the elderly
  • Amy Claessens: Evaluation of policy and program effects on child development, and evaluation of early achievement and socioemotional skills on subsequent life outcomes
  • Michael Davern: Population health data, data quality, survey methods
  • James Evans:knowledge and science, social networks and organizations, content analysis, economic sociology and the sociology of work
  • Ian Foster: Distributed, parallel, and data-intensive computing technologies, and innovative applications of those technologies to scientific problems in such domains as climate change and biomedicine
  • Rayid Ghani: Data and analytics for high impact social good problems in areas such as education, healthcare, energy, transportation, and public safety
  • Melissa Gilliam: Contraceptive use among teens and women who are at risk for unintended pregnancy
  • Michael Greenstone: Environmental and energy economics; public economics; development economics; labor economics; health economics
  • Jeffrey T. Grogger: Labor economics, applied microeconomics, applied econometrics, economics of crime
  • Lars Hansen: Time series econometrics, quantitative analysis of dynamic equilibrium models, asset pricing
  • Louise Hawkley: Psychosocial determinants of individual differences in health and well-being during aging; social cognitive, affective, and behavioral mechanisms for individual differences in physiological functioning
  • James Heckman: Evaluation of social programs, econometric models of discrete choice and longitudinal data, the economics of the labor market, alternative models of the distribution of income, public economics
  • Erik Hurst: Macroeconomic policy, consumption, time use, entrepreneurship, household financial behavior
  • Damon Jones: Public finance, household finance, and behavioral economics 
  • Ariel Kalil: Child and family functioning in low-income families
  • Benjamin J. Keys: Labor economics, urban economics, consumer finance
  • Robert J. LaLonde: Evaluation of econometric techniques, social welfare programs, trade unions, immigration
  • Diane Lauderdale: Life course determinants of health in the elderly, health of immigrant populations, chronic disease epidemiology, in particular, osteoporosis
  • Edward O. Laumann: Social stratification, organizational analysis, methodology, political sociology, social theory, sociology of sexuality
  • Felicia LeClere: Data archives, health of immigrants, influence of social and physical geography on health disparities
  • Cheol-Sung Lee: Comparative Welfare States, Civic Organizations, Social Movements
  • Stacy Tessler Lindau: Gynecology and geriatrics
  • Jens Ludwig: Urban poverty, education, crime, housing policy
  • Ofer Malamud: Labor economics, economics of education, development, applied microeconomics
  • Susan E. Mayer: Poverty, inequality, social welfare policy
  • Martha McClintock: Pheromones, sexual behavior, the social regulation of disease
  • Thomas McDade:Human Biology; Biocultural Perspectives on Health and Human Development; Medical Anthropology and Global Health; Ecological immunology; Stress; Health Disparities; Laboratory Methods
  • David O. Meltzer: Health economics, economics of aging
  • Alicia S. Menendez: Development economics, poverty and inequality, labor economics, household behavior
  • Bruce D. Meyer: The affects of labor policies, unemployment, welfare, and tax reform on minorities, immigrants, and single parents
  • Robert T. Michael: Family investments in children, adult sexual behavior, poverty
  • Stuart Michaels: Social organization of gender and sexuality/homosexuality, survey methods, social networks, and cross-national comparative research
  • Carolina Milesi: Socioeconomic disparities in education and health
  • Magne Mogstad:Labor economics; public economics; analysis of social mobility and inequality
  • Ellis Monk:Racial categorization, classification, and stratification, political sociology, health, theory, the sociology of the body, social psychology and cognition
  • Anna Mueller:Suicidality and weight-control behaviors, social network theories, social psychology, and sociology of emotions
  • Kevin M. Murphy: Empirical analysis of inequality, unemployment, and relative wages, economics of growth and development
  • Derek Neal: Labor market inequality between black and white women in the U.S., education policy
  • Colm O'Muircheartaigh: Survey sample design, measurement errors in surveys, cognitive aspects of question wording, latent variable models for nonresponse
  • Harold Pollack: Racial and ethnic disparities in substance use disorders and in access to treatment services among low-income women
  • Stephen W. Raudenbush: Methodology of education research, hierarchical linear models
  • James Robinson: Comparative economic and political development with a focus on the long-run with a particular interest in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa
  • James M. Sallee: Public economics, with a specific focus on the economics of taxation and environmental economics
  • Milda R. Saunders: General internal medicine, general pediatrics, neighborhoods and health
  • John Schneider: Social/sexual network analysis; HIV prevention in high-risk men; Global Health with a focus on India
  • Xi Song: Social stratification, family and kinship, and formal demography, with a specific focus on understanding roles of families, lineages, and dynasties in shaping social inequality and population dynamics over decades and centuries
  • Jenny Trinitapoli: Health, HIV/AIDS, sociology of religion, integrating qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Linda Waite: Intergenerational transfers, demography of the family, aging, labor force
  • Amy Whitaker: Family planning, Contraception, Adolescent contraceptive options, Reproductive choice, and Evidence-based medicine
  • Kazuo Yamaguchi: Social stratification and mobility, quantitative methodology, the life course, mathematical sociology

Research Affiliates

  • Emma Adam: Developmental psychobiology of stress and sleep in children and adolescents
  • Gabriella Conti: Health before conception, health inequalities over the life-course and across generations
  • John Felkner: Spatial statistical analysis of demographic and socio-economic data using GIS, international urban and regional planning, particularly in less developed countries and areas, urban transportation modeling and simulations
  • Jonathan Guryan: Education policy, race, lottery gambling
  • Larry V. Hedges: Psychology, the social sciences, statistics
  • Jibum Kim: General Social Survey (GSS), the effect of neighborhood characteristics on social relations
  • Lara Perez-Felkner: Sociology of education; pathways to STEM careers; adolescent and youth development; racial-ethnic, class, and gender inequality; longitudinal and mixed methods
  • Barbara Schneider: How social contexts, primarily schools and families, influence individuals' interests and actions
  • Robert M. Townsend: General equilibrium models, risk-sharing, formal vs. informal arrangements, mechanism design, and incentive problems

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