PSC UM Researchers 2016

Achyuta Adhvaryu
Achyuta Adhvaryu
Economics & public policy.
Research: Dr. Adhvaryu's research focuses on development economics, health economics, and public policy.
Daniel Almirall
Daniel Almirall
Statistics.
Research: Dr. Almirall's current methodological research interests lie in the broad area of causal inference. He is particularly interested in methods for causal inference...
George C. Alter
George C. Alter
History.
Research: Dr. Alter's research interests lie in the history of the family, demography, and economic history. Recent work explores demographic responses to economic hardship...
Barbara A. Anderson
Barbara A. Anderson
Sociology.
Research: Dr. Anderson studies the relationship between social change and demographic change. Her research focuses on the former Soviet Union, China and South Africa. Her...
Manuela Angelucci
Manuela Angelucci
Economics.
Research: Dr. Angelucci is a development economist. She has a range of interests from migration to consumption, risk-sharing, and health.
Elizabeth A. Armstrong
Elizabeth A. Armstrong
Sociology & Org Studies.
Research: Dr. Armstrong is a cultural sociologist with interests in the areas of sexuality, gender, social movements, organizations, and higher education. Her current work...
William Axinn
William Axinn
Sociology.
Research: Dr. Axinn studies the relationships among social change, family organization, intergenerational relationships, marriage, cohabitation and fertility in the United...
Jerald Bachman
Jerald Bachman
Psychology.
Research: Dr. Bachman’s current research focuses on drug use and attitudes about drugs; the interface between substance abuse and academic achievement; other values,...
Martha J. Bailey
Martha J. Bailey
Economics.
Research: Dr. Bailey’s research focuses on issues in labor economics, demography and health in the United States, within the longer-run perspective of economic history....
Jennifer S. Barber
Jennifer S. Barber
Sociology.
Research: Dr. Barber's research is conducted at the intersection of family sociology, demography, and social psychology, with a focus on teen pregnancy. She recently completed...
Rachel Best
Rachel Best
Sociology.
Research: Dr. Best examines how policies and laws respond to social problems and, in particular, how advocacy and culture create legal/policy inequalities in the ways we address...
Prem B. Bhandari
Prem B. Bhandari
Sociology.
Research: Dr. Bhandari's research focuses on the socioeconomic and cultural determinants of population health, migration, and fertility in developing countries, population...
C. Hoyt Bleakley
C. Hoyt Bleakley
Economics.
Research: Dr. Bleakley's research interests include economic history, development, labor, and international macroeconomics.
Deirdre Bloome
Deirdre Bloome
Sociology and Social Policy.
Research: Dr. Bloome's research uses demographic and statistical techniques to analyze how patterns of social stratification are produced and reproduced in the US. Her current...
John Bound
John Bound
Economics.
Research: Dr. Bound studies economic, demographic, and policy influences on the labor force participation and health status of older people in the United States. His recent...
Charles C. Brown
Charles C. Brown
Economics.
Research: Dr. Brown's research interests include a range of predominantly empirical questions about labor markets. Many of these questions involve the impacts of government...
Daniel G. Brown
Daniel G. Brown
Geography.
Research: Dr. Brown's research focuses on linking observable landscape patterns -- obtained through remote sensing, ecological mapping, and digital terrain analysis -- with...
Elizabeth Eve Bruch
Elizabeth Eve Bruch
Sociology.
Research: Dr. Bruch's current research explores how population levels of income inequality and individuals' residential mobility decisions generate patterns of neighborhood...
Thomas C. Buchmueller
Thomas C. Buchmueller
Risk Mgmt & Economics.
Research: Dr. Buchmueller's research focuses on the economics of health insurance and related public policy issues. His recent work has examined the relationship between employer-sponsored...
Sarah Burgard
Sarah Burgard
Sociology.
Research: Dr. Burgard's research interests focus on the way systems of stratification and inequality impact the health of people and populations. She currently studies racial/ethnic...
Jing Cai
Jing Cai
Economics.
Research: Dr. Cai's current research focuses on the role of social networks in information diffusion, adoption and impacts of new financial products in developing countries,...
Philippa J. Clarke
Philippa J. Clarke
Public Health.
Research: Dr. Clarke uses U.S. census data to show how housing density and mixed-use neighborhoods affect individual experience of disability and uses detailed GIS information...
Mick P. Couper
Mick P. Couper
Sociology.
Research: Dr. Couper's current research interests include survey non-response, design and implementation of survey data collection, effects of technology on the survey process,...
Pamela E. Davis-Kean
Pamela E. Davis-Kean
Psychology.
Research: Dr. Davis-Kean's research explores the relationships and pathways between parental SES - particular, parental education - and children's achievement outcomes.
Daniel Eisenberg
Daniel Eisenberg
Health Policy and Economics.
Research: Dr. Eisenberg's broad research goal is to improve understanding of how to invest effectively and efficiently in the mental health of young people. His research...
Michael R. Elliott
Michael R. Elliott
Biostatistics.
Research: Dr. Elliott s research interests include the design and analysis of sample surveys, U.S. Census undercount, and missing and latent variable data structures with...
Reynolds Farley
Reynolds Farley
Sociology.
Research: Dr. Farley's research interests concern population trends in the United States, focusing on racial differences, ethnicity, and urban structure. His current work...
Jessica Faul
Jessica Faul
Epidemiology.
Research: Dr. Faul's work focuses on socioeconomic predictors of health and health disparities across the life course. Her research integrates genetic and social science data...
David Featherman
David Featherman
Sociology.
Research: Dr. Featherman's research interests include aging and the life course, social stratification, and social mobility. His research has spanned the multi-disciplinary...
Paula Fomby
Paula Fomby
Sociology.
Research: Dr. Fomby studies how family instability affects child well-being, including how parents' choices and behaviors influence those of their children.
Kathleen Ford
Kathleen Ford
Epidemiology.
Research: Dr. Ford’s work is focused on social and behavioral aspects of the AIDS epidemic in the U.S. and in Asia. Her work includes behavioral research on factors...
Vicki Freedman
Vicki Freedman
Epidemiology.
Research: Dr. Freedman has published extensively on the topics of population aging, disability, and long-term care. She currently serves as Co-Principal Investigator of two...
William H. Frey
William H. Frey
Sociology.
Research: Dr. Frey specializes in migration, population redistribution, and the demography of metropolitan areas. He is currently studying the dynamics of race and status-selective...
Tom E. Fricke
Tom E. Fricke
Anthropology.
Research: Dr. Fricke's interests include anthropological demography, social change, and the family and fertility in Nepal and South and East Asia. His current research projects...
Arline T. Geronimus
Arline T. Geronimus
Public Health.
Research: Dr. Geronimus’ research interests include understanding the social and biological mechanisms that mediate racial disparities in health along the full pathway...
Dirgha Ghimire
Dirgha Ghimire
Sociology.
Research: Dr. Ghimire studies the relationship among social context, social change, family organization, marriage arrangement, and first birth timing in Nepal. His research...
Joe Grengs
Joe Grengs
Urban and Regional Planning.
Research: Dr. Grengs's research focuses on transportation planning and how metropolitan land-use patterns contribute to uneven economic development and social disparities....
Ben Hansen
Ben Hansen
Statistics.
Research: Ben Hansen's research interests include optimal matching, propensity-score adjustments for observational studies, quasiexperimental methods, and program assessment....
Sioban D. Harlow
Sioban D. Harlow
Public Health.
Research: Dr. Harlow is interested in reproductive and occupational epidemiology. Her research focuses on quantifying the variations in menstrual cycle characteristics across...
Steven Heeringa
Steven Heeringa
Biostatistics.
Research: Steven G. Heeringa is a Senior Research Scientist at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research (ISR). He is a member of the Faculty of the University...
Albert Hermalin
Albert Hermalin
Sociology.
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Margaret Hicken
Margaret Hicken
Public Health.
Research: Dr. Hicken studies racial inequalities in health, complex systems, gene-environment interactions, stress and environmental toxicants in health.
Lynette Hoelter
Lynette Hoelter
Sociology.
Research: Dr. Hoelter's research focuses on the study of marriage and marital quality in Nepal, and family attitudes and behaviors in the U.S. Her past work includes projects...
James S. House
James S. House
Sociology.
Research: Dr House's research interests include Social Psychology, Political Sociology, Social Structure and Personality, Psychosocial and Socioeconomic Factors in Health,...
Ronald F. Inglehart
Ronald F. Inglehart
Political Science.
Research: Dr. Inglehart's research focuses on cultural change and its consequences. Using World Values survey data from 78 countries, he has investigated linkages between...
Susan Jekielek
Susan Jekielek
Sociology.
Research: Dr. Jekielek directs operations of ICPSR's Education and Child Care Data Archives. While at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, she oversaw a portfolio...
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Public Health.
Research: Dr. Jones studies the influence of food security on the nutritional status of women and young children in low-income settings in India, southern Africa, and South...
Miles Kimball
Miles Kimball
Economics.
Research: Dr. Kimball’s main interests are business cycle theory, the economics of uncertainty, survey measurement of preference parameters, and evolutionary theory....
John E. Knodel
John E. Knodel
Sociology.
Research: Dr. Knodel has conducted research in the areas of social demography in developing countries (specializing in Southeast Asia and particularly Thailand) and European...
Neal Krause
Neal Krause
Public Health.
Research: Dr. Krause's work focuses on stress and the resources people use to cope with it. In particular, he is interested in stress and health among the elderly, and religion...
Daniel J. Kruger
Daniel J. Kruger
Psychology.
Research: Dr. Kruger is interested in community-based prevention research aimed at improving health status and reducing morbidity and mortality among populations experiencing...
Yasamin Kusunoki
Yasamin Kusunoki
Public Health.
Research: Dr. Kusunoki's research focuses on understanding the sources of gender, racial/ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in health and demographic behaviors during adolescence...
David Lam
David Lam
Economics.
Research: Dr. Lam's research focuses on the interaction of economics and demography in developing countries, including analysis of the economics of population growth, fertility,...
Paula M. Lantz
Paula M. Lantz
Public Policy.
Research: Dr. Lantz, a social demographer, studies the role of public health in health care reform, clinical preventive services, and social inequalities in health. Her current...
Susan Hautaniemi Leonard
Susan Hautaniemi Leonard
Anthropology.
Research: Dr. Leonard's work focuses on the relationship between human populations and their environments. Her research interests include historical epidemiology and mortality...
James M. Lepkowski
James M. Lepkowski
Statistics.
Research: Dr. Lepkowki is broadly interested in new survey sampling methods and applications across a range of disciplines. Methodological research activities include telephone...
Margaret Levenstein
Margaret Levenstein
Economics.
Research: Dr. Levenstein's research focuses on the evolution of information systems and relationship with firm organization, historical changes in firm competition, information...
Helen Levy
Helen Levy
Economics.
Research: Dr. Levy's research interests include the causes and consequences of lacking health insurance, evaluation of public health insurance programs,and the role of health...
Lydia W. Li
Lydia W. Li
Social Work.
Research: Dr. Li's research focuses on issues related to elder care in the United States and China. In particular, she is interested in psychosocial factors and interventions...
Bobbi Low
Bobbi Low
Natural Resources.
Research: Dr Low's research focuses on evolutionary biology and its applications to fertility behavior in human and non-human populations. She is currently working on applications...
John E. Marcotte
John E. Marcotte
Demography.
Research: Dr. Marcotte is a statistician and data security expert with more than 25 years of experience implementing computing systems and performing quantitative analysis....
Carlos Mendes de Leon
Carlos Mendes de Leon
Epidemiology.
Research: Dr. Mendes de Leon's work focuses on a broad array of social and psychological determinants that affect the development and progression of disability, cognitive...
Reuben J. Miller
Reuben J. Miller
Social Work.
Research: Dr. Miller's broad research interests include criminal justice and social welfare policy, race and ethnic relations, and the urban poor.
Sarah Miller
Sarah Miller
Business.
Research: Dr. Miller's include healthcare and health economics, business economics, and public policy.
Colter Mitchell
Colter Mitchell
Sociology.
Research: Dr. Mitchell’s research focuses on the causes and consequences of family formation behavior. He examines how social context such as neighborhood resources...
Jeffrey Morenoff
Jeffrey Morenoff
Sociology.
Research: Dr. Morenoff’s research interests focus on neighborhood environments, crime and criminal justice, the social determinants of health, and racial/ethnic/immigrant...
Susan A. Murphy
Susan A. Murphy
Statistics.
Research: Dr. Murphy's current primary interest is in causal inference and multi-stage decisions, sometimes called dynamic treatment regimes. Dynamic treatment regimes are...
Alexandra Murphy
Alexandra Murphy
Sociology and Social Policy.
Research: Dr. Murphy's research uses ethnographic methods to examine how poverty and inequality are experienced, structured, and reproduced across and within multiple domains...
Belinda L. Needham
Belinda L. Needham
Sociology.
Research: Dr. Needham's research focuses on health disparities and biosocial interactions. She is particularly interested in identifying the social structural, psychological,...
Lisa Neidert
Lisa Neidert
Sociology.
Research: Dr. Neidert's research interests are the association between ideational change and marriage and family formation behaviors; spatial analysis; social stratification;...
Edward Norton
Edward Norton
Public Health.
Research: Dr. Norton's research interests in health economics include long-term care and aging, econometrics, and the use of biomarkers in social science research. Dr. Norton...
Patrick M. O'Malley
Patrick M. O'Malley
Psychology.
Research: Dr. O'Malley's work centers on two long-running national research studies: Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of the Lifestyles and Values of American Youth,...
Mary Beth Ofstedal
Mary Beth Ofstedal
Sociology.
Research: Dr. Ofstedal's research interests include transitions in physical and cognitive functioning in old-age, issues relating to access and utilization of health and long-term...
Jason Owen-Smith
Jason Owen-Smith
Sociology.
Research: Dr. Owen-Smith's research focuses on economic sociology, organizational theory, network theory, the sociology of science and technology, and research methods.
Brian E. Perron
Brian E. Perron
Social Work.
Research: Dr. Perron's research focuses on mental disorders and addiction, emphasizing services, clinical epidemiology, and measurement. In recent work he explores the effective...
Fabian T. Pfeffer
Fabian T. Pfeffer
Sociology.
Research: Social Stratification and social mobility; sociology of education; comparative sociology; labor market and welfare state research; quantitative methods
Amy M. Pienta
Amy M. Pienta
Sociology.
Research: Dr. Pienta has research interests in demography of aging and she studies retirement and health in later life. Her current research focuses on determinants of couples’...
Natasha V. Pilkauskas
Natasha V. Pilkauskas
Public Policy.
Research: Dr. Pilkauskas' broad research interest is the health, development, and wellbeing of low-income families. She examines the effects of material hardship, unemployment,...
J.J. Prescott
J.J. Prescott
Law.
Research: Dr. Prescott's research interests include criminal law, sentencing law and reform, employment law, and torts. Current projects include an examination of the effects...
Trivellore Raghunathan
Trivellore Raghunathan
Public Health.
Research: Dr. Raghunathan's research interests are in the analysis of incomplete data, multiple imputation, Bayesian methods, design and analysis of sample surveys, small...
Elisha Renne
Elisha Renne
Anthropology.
Research: Dr. Renne’s interests include African ethnology; fertility and reproductive health; gender relations; the anthropology of development; religion and social...
Paul W. Rhode
Paul W. Rhode
Economics.
Research: Dr. Rhode is an economic historian working on the 20th century United States. He has a range of interests from performance of election betting marketing to the economic...
Joseph P. Ryan
Joseph P. Ryan
Social Work.
Research: Dr. Ryan's research focuses on the experiences and outcomes of families entangled with the public child welfare system and at least one other social service context....
Narayan Sastry
Narayan Sastry
Sociology.
Research: Dr. Sastry’s research interests center on studying the social and spatial dimensions of health, development, and well-being of children and adolescents, both...
Jukka Savolainen
Jukka Savolainen
Sociology.
Research: Dr. Savolainen is Director of the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data at ICPSR. His research focuses on the causes of crime, violence, and delinquency.
Robert F. Schoeni
Robert F. Schoeni
Economics.
Research: Dr. Schoeni studies labor economics, the family, aging, and welfare policy. Recent studies include the investigation of changes in old-age health status and disability,...
John E. Schulenberg
John E. Schulenberg
Psychology.
Research: Dr. Schulenberg's research concerns the etiology and epidemiology of drug and alcohol use across adolescence and the transition to adulthood, and the impact of developmental...
Kristin Seefeldt
Kristin Seefeldt
Public Policy and Sociology.
Research: Dr. Seefeldt's primary research interests lie in exploring how low-income individuals understand their situations, particularly around issues related to work and...
H. Luke Shaefer
H. Luke Shaefer
Social Work.
Research: Dr. Shaefer's research explores rising levels of extreme poverty in the US, the impact of SNAP on material hardships, barriers to unemployment insurance faced by...
Matthew D. Shapiro
Matthew D. Shapiro
Economics.
Research: Dr. Shapiro's research interests include investment and capital utilization, business-cycle fluctuations, consumption and saving, financial markets, fiscal policy,...
Eleanor Singer
Eleanor Singer
Sociology.
Research: Dr. Singer works primarily in two areas of research with implications for population research: knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs with respect to genetics and genetic...
Jeffrey A. Smith
Jeffrey A. Smith
Economics.
Research: Smith's areas of research are labor economics and applied econometrics. His research centers on methods for the evaluation of social programs such as job training...
Pamela Smock
Pamela Smock
Sociology.
Research: Social stratification; cohabitation; marriage; divorce; gender; mother-only families; nonresident fathers
Frank P. Stafford
Frank P. Stafford
Economics.
Research: Active research areas include issues of time allocation, the economics of childcare, and cross-national comparative studies on the role of information technology....
Sonja B. Starr
Sonja B. Starr
Law.
Research: Dr. Starr's research interests include prosecutorial conduct, sentencing law and policy, remedies for violations of criminal defendants' rights, and re-entry of...
Melvin Stephens, Jr
Melvin Stephens, Jr
Economics.
Research: Dr. Stephens is a labor economist with research interests in displaced workers, household consumption decisions, aging and retirement, and how the timing of income...
Rob Stephenson
Rob Stephenson
Medical Demography.
Research: Dr. Stephenson examines sexual and reproductive health, with a focus on the development and testing of HIV prevention interventions for sexuality minority populations,...
Alexandra Minna Stern
Alexandra Minna Stern
American Culture.
Research: Dr. Stern's research focuses on the history of eugenics and the uses and misuses of genetics in the United States and Latin America, as well as the history of public...
Sarah Anne Stoddard
Sarah Anne Stoddard
Nursing.
Research: Dr. Stoddard's research focuses on understanding the interactions among individual factors and social and environmental factors (eg, neighborhood characteristics),...
Kenneth M. Sylvester
Kenneth M. Sylvester
History.
Research: Dr. Sylvester studies demographic and socioeconomic behavior in relation to environmental change. A historian by training, Sylvester uses census microdata, geo-spatial...