PSC UM Researchers 2014

George C. Alter
George C. Alter
History.
Research interests: Dr. Alter's research interests lie in the history of the family, demography, and economic history. Recent work explores demographic responses to econo
Barbara A. Anderson
Barbara A. Anderson
Sociology.
Research interests: Interrelation of social change and demographic change; demographic techniques; Russia and former soviet republics; China; South Africa
Manuela Angelucci
Manuela Angelucci
Economics.
Research interests: Dr. Angelucci is a development economist. She has a range of interests from migration to consumption, risk-sharing, and health.
Raj Arunachalam
Raj Arunachalam
Economics.
Research interests: Economics, Applied Microeconomics
William Axinn
William Axinn
Sociology.
Research interests: Social Change, Family Organization, Intergenerational Relationships, Marriage, Cohabitation, Fertility, Population and the Environment, Data Collectio
Jerald Bachman
Jerald Bachman
Psychology.
Research interests: Dr. Bachman’s current research focuses on drug use and attitudes about drugs; the interface between substance abuse and academic achievement; ot
Martha J. Bailey
Martha J. Bailey
Economics.
Research interests: Dr. Bailey’s research focuses on issues in labor economics, demography and health in the United States, within the longer-run perspective of eco
Jennifer S. Barber
Jennifer S. Barber
Sociology.
Research interests: Intergenerational processes in families
Rachel Best
Rachel Best
Sociology.
Research interests: Dr. Best examines how policies and laws respond to social problems and, in particular, how advocacy and culture create legal/policy inequalities in th
Prem B. Bhandari
Prem B. Bhandari
Sociology.
Research interests: Dr. Bhandari's research focuses on the socioeconomic and cultural determinants of population health, migration, and fertility in developing countries,
C. Hoyt Bleakley
C. Hoyt Bleakley
Economics.
Research interests: Dr. Bleakley's research interests include economic history, development, labor, and international macroeconomics.
Deirdre Bloome
Deirdre Bloome
Sociology and Social Policy.
Research interests: Dr. Bloome's research uses demographic and statistical techniques to analyze how patterns of social stratification are produced and reproduced in the
John Bound
John Bound
Economics.
Research interests: Changes in the distribution of earnings; racial differences in earnings, wealth and health status; labor force participation and health status of olde
Charles C. Brown
Charles C. Brown
Economics.
Research interests: Labor Economics; male-female and black-white wage and schooling differentials; wage inequality; effect of firm characteristics on wages; retirement be
Daniel G. Brown
Daniel G. Brown
Geography.
Research interests: Dr. Brown's research focuses on linking observable landscape patterns -- obtained through remote sensing, ecological mapping, and digital terrain anal
Elizabeth Eve Bruch
Elizabeth Eve Bruch
Sociology.
Research interests: Dr. Bruch's current research explores how population levels of income inequality and individuals' residential mobility decisions generate patterns of
Sarah Burgard
Sarah Burgard
Sociology.
Research interests: Health disparities; patterns of work and well-being of other family members; impact of child health on adult well-being.
Jing Cai
Jing Cai
Economics.
Research interests: Dr. Cai's current research focuses on the role of social networks in information diffusion, adoption and impacts of new financial products in developi
Philippa J. Clarke
Philippa J. Clarke
Public Health.
Research interests: Dr. Clarke uses U.S. census data to show how housing density and mixed-use neighborhoods affect individual experience of disability and uses detailed
Frederick G. Conrad
Frederick G. Conrad
Survey Methodology.
Research interests: Dr. Conrad is a survey methodologist whose recent work has focused on respondents' understanding of survey questions. He also studies biases in respon
Mick P. Couper
Mick P. Couper
Sociology.
Research interests: Survey methodology, data collection design and implementation, technology use in surveys
Daniel Eisenberg
Daniel Eisenberg
Health Policy and Economics.
Research interests: Dr. Eisenberg's broad research goal is to improve understanding of how to invest effectively and efficiently in the mental health of young people. Hi
Michael R. Elliott
Michael R. Elliott
Biostatistics.
Research interests: Dr. Elliott s research interests include the design and analysis of sample surveys, U.S. Census undercount, and missing and latent variable data struc
Reynolds Farley
Reynolds Farley
Sociology.
Research interests: Racial trends, immigration and urban issues; analysis of trends in racial residential segregation and in the social, economic and demographic status o
David Featherman
David Featherman
Sociology.
Research interests: Aging the the life course; social stratification; social mobility; human development; gerontology
Paula Fomby
Paula Fomby
Sociology.
Research interests: 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 interests: Social and behavioral aspects of the AIDS epidemic; sexual behavior; adolescent reproductive health
Vicki Freedman
Vicki Freedman
Epidemiology.
Research interests: Dr. Freedman has published extensively on the topics of population aging, disability, and long-term care. She currently serves as Co-Principal Investi
William H. Frey
William H. Frey
Sociology.
Research interests: Migration and distribution of the elderly population in the U.S. and poverty migration determinants; population redistribution; and the demography of
Tom E. Fricke
Tom E. Fricke
Anthropology.
Research interests: Anthropological demography, social change, and the family and fertility in the U.S, as well as Nepal and South and East Asia
Arline T. Geronimus
Arline T. Geronimus
Public Health.
Research interests: Racial and Socioeconomic Inequalities in Health; Ethnicity, Culture and Health; Health and Place; Migration and Health; Urban/Rural Differences in Hea
Dirgha Ghimire
Dirgha Ghimire
Sociology.
Research interests: Dr. Ghimire studies the relationship among social context, social change, family organization, marriage arrangement, and first birth timing in Nepal.
Kelli Stidham Hall
Kelli Stidham Hall
Epidemiology.
Research interests: Dr. Hall's research is broadly focused on adolescent sexual and reproductive health and family planning in the U.S. and Africa. She is particularly in
Ben Hansen
Ben Hansen
Statistics.
Research interests: Ben Hansen's research interests include optimal matching, propensity-score adjustments for observational studies, quasiexperimental methods, and progr
Sioban D. Harlow
Sioban D. Harlow
Public Health.
Research interests: Reproductive epidemiology, women’s health, women's occupation and adverse reproductive outcomes, Risk factors for preeclampsia in developing cou
Steven Heeringa
Steven Heeringa
Biostatistics.
Research interests: Dr. Heeringa has contributed as a consulting statistician to a number of international research programs and ongoing survey data collection projects,
Albert Hermalin
Albert Hermalin
Sociology.
Research interests: Demography of Aging; Intergenerational Relations; Fertility and Family Planning; Demographic Techniques
Lynette Hoelter
Lynette Hoelter
Sociology.
Research interests: Marriage and the family; family attitudes and behavior; marital quality; United States and Nepal
James S. House
James S. House
Sociology.
Research interests: Socioeconomic and other social inequalities in health and age, and explanations thereof
Ronald F. Inglehart
Ronald F. Inglehart
Political Science.
Research interests: Dr. Inglehart's research focuses on cultural change and its consequences. Using World Values survey data from 78 countries, he has investigated linkag
Susan Jekielek
Susan Jekielek
Sociology.
Research interests: 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 over
Lloyd Johnston
Lloyd Johnston
Undecided.
Research interests: Angus Campbell Collegiate Research Professor and Distinguished Senior Research Scientist at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Public Health.
Research interests: Dr. Jones studies the influence of food security on the nutritional status of women and young children in low-income settings in India, southern Afric
Miles Kimball
Miles Kimball
Economics.
Research interests: Dr. Kimball’s main interests are business cycle theory, the economics of uncertainty, survey measurement of preference parameters, and evolution
John E. Knodel
John E. Knodel
Sociology.
Research interests: Aging in developing countries; consequences of AIDS epidemic; qualitative techniques; sexual behavior; demography of Southeast Asia
Conrad Kottak
Conrad Kottak
Anthropology.
Research interests: Theory and method in cultural anthropology; development and anthropology; anthropology of television; cultural ecology
Neal Krause
Neal Krause
Public Health.
Research interests: The effects of stress, social support, and personal control on the health and well-being of older adults; the relationship between religion and religi
Daniel J. Kruger
Daniel J. Kruger
Psychology.
Research interests: Dr. Kruger is interested in community-based prevention research aimed at improving health status and reducing morbidity and mortality among population
Yasamin Kusunoki
Yasamin Kusunoki
Public Health.
Research interests: Dr. Kusunoki’s research focuses on understanding the sources of gender, racial/ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in health and demographic b
David Lam
David Lam
Economics.
Research interests: Interaction of economics and demography in developing countries, including analysis of the economics of fertility, marriage, aging, and intergeneratio
Susan Hautaniemi Leonard
Susan Hautaniemi Leonard
Anthropology.
Research interests: Relationship between human populations and their environments; aging, migration, and poverty in the Great Plains; historical mortality in rapidly grow
James M. Lepkowski
James M. Lepkowski
Statistics.
Research interests: Survey sampling; survey methodology; survey nonresponse
Helen Levy
Helen Levy
Economics.
Research interests: Dr. Levy's research interests include the causes and consequences of lacking health insurance, evaluation of public health insurance programs,and the
Lydia W. Li
Lydia W. Li
Social Work.
Research interests: 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
Bobbi Low
Bobbi Low
Natural Resources.
Research interests: Evolutionary and behavioral ecology; ecology of human resource use; morality, survivorship and family persistence; mating systems; marriage systems
Emily Ann Marshall
Emily Ann Marshall
Sociology.
Research interests: cultural and social contexts of family and fertility
Mary McEniry
Mary McEniry
Demography.
Research interests: Demography of aging, Cross national comparisons of early life conditions and older adult health, Health and mortality in US Hispanic populations and d
Colter Mitchell
Colter Mitchell
Sociology.
Research interests: Dr. Mitchell’s research focuses on the causes and consequences of family formation behavior. He examines how social context such as neighborhood
Jeffrey Morenoff
Jeffrey Morenoff
Sociology.
Research interests: Crime; health; neighborhood context; spatial dynamics; race/ethnic differentials
Susan A. Murphy
Susan A. Murphy
Statistics.
Research interests: Causal inference; dynamic treatment regimes
Alexandra Murphy
Alexandra Murphy
Sociology and Social Policy.
Research interests: Alexandra Murphy’s research uses ethnographic methods to examine how and in what ways the new suburban context of poverty is changing the experi
Lisa Neidert
Lisa Neidert
Sociology.
Research interests: Dr. Neidert’s research interests are the association between ideational change and marriage and family formation behaviors; spatial analysis; so
Edward Norton
Edward Norton
Public Health.
Research interests: Dr. Norton's research interests in health economics include long-term care and aging, econometrics, and the use of biomarkers in social science resear
Patrick M. O'Malley
Patrick M. O'Malley
Psychology.
Research interests: 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 A
Mary Beth Ofstedal
Mary Beth Ofstedal
Sociology.
Research interests: Demography of aging; physical and cognitive health in later life; health care utilization among older adults; intergenerational support exchanges
Fabian T. Pfeffer
Fabian T. Pfeffer
Sociology.
Research interests: Social Stratification, Social Mobility, Sociology of Education, Cross-national Comparisons, Quantitative Methods
Amy M. Pienta
Amy M. Pienta
Sociology.
Research interests: Demography of aging; retirement and health in later life; health disparities among African Americans
J.J. Prescott
J.J. Prescott
Law.
Research interests: Dr. Prescott's research interests include criminal law, sentencing law and reform, employment law, and torts. Current projects include an examination
Trivellore Raghunathan
Trivellore Raghunathan
Public Health.
Research interests: Dr. Raghunathan's research interests are in the analysis of incomplete data, multiple imputation, Bayesian methods, design and analysis of sample surv
Elisha Renne
Elisha Renne
Anthropology.
Research interests: Gender relations; fertility and reproductive health; anthropological demography; Africa
Paul W. Rhode
Paul W. Rhode
Economics.
Research interests: Dr. Rhode is an economic historian working on the 20th century United States. He has a range of interests from performance of election betting marketi
Narayan Sastry
Narayan Sastry
Sociology.
Research interests: Social and spatial dimensions of health; aging; development and well-being of children; affect of child health on adult outcomes
Robert F. Schoeni
Robert F. Schoeni
Economics.
Research interests: Labor economics; the family; aging; welfare policy; poverty among older women
John E. Schulenberg
John E. Schulenberg
Psychology.
Research interests: Dr. Schulenberg's research concerns the etiology and epidemiology of drug and alcohol use across adolescence and the transition to adulthood, and the
Kristin Seefeldt
Kristin Seefeldt
Public Policy and Sociology.
Research interests: Dr. Seefeldt's primary research interests lie in exploring how low-income individuals understand their situations, particularly around issues related
Matthew D. Shapiro
Matthew D. Shapiro
Economics.
Research interests: Macroeconomics, applied econometric analysis, and financial economics. Capital mismatch and sectoral adjustment, the determinants of wealth accumulati
Eleanor Singer
Eleanor Singer
Sociology.
Research interests: Dr. Singer works primarily in two areas of research with implications for population research: knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs with respect to genet
Jeffrey A. Smith
Jeffrey A. Smith
Economics.
Research interests: Labor Economics, Applied Econometrics, Evaluation Methods
Pamela Smock
Pamela Smock
Sociology.
Research interests: Social stratification; cohabitation; marriage; divorce; gender; mother-only families; nonresident fathers
Rachel C. Snow
Rachel C. Snow
Public Health.
Research interests: Gender stratification and its relation to health; reproductive morbidity in Asia and Africa
Frank P. Stafford
Frank P. Stafford
Economics.
Research interests: Wealth accumulation, income dynamics over the life cycle, provision of child care, child development, the allocation of time, labor market adjustments
Melvin Stephens, Jr
Melvin Stephens, Jr
Economics.
Research interests: Impact of disability and job loss on household consumption; how it affects marital stability
Kenneth M. Sylvester
Kenneth M. Sylvester
History.
Research interests: Historical demography; environmental history; rural social history
Arland Thornton
Arland Thornton
Sociology.
Research interests: Marriage, children, family, divorce, cohabitation, life course, gender roles, intergenerational relations, living arrangements, social change, data co
Rebecca L. Thornton
Rebecca L. Thornton
Economics.
Research interests: Dr. Thornton's research focuses on issues related to health and education in developing countries and has involved field-experiments in Africa and Sou
Lois M. Verbrugge
Lois M. Verbrugge
Sociology.
Research interests: Dr. Verbrugge is a social demographer who studies disability among midlife and older adults; how activities of older persons are affected by functiona
David Weir
David Weir
Economics.
Research interests: Aging; health; quality of life, survey design, economic history/ historical demography
Robert Willis
Robert Willis
Economics.
Research interests: Economics of the family, economics of marital and non-marital fertility, economics of aging and intergenerational transfers, human capital, Director o
Kristine M. Witkowski
Kristine M. Witkowski
Sociology.
Research interests:
Jessica Wyse
Jessica Wyse
Sociology.
Research interests: Dr. Wyse’s research focuses on the intersections between the criminal justice system and the community, from community corrections to prisoner r
Yu Xie
Yu Xie
Sociology.
Research interests: Social stratification and social mobility; recruitment and life-course within scientific professions; statistical methods and demographic techniques
Hongwei Xu
Hongwei Xu
Sociology.
Research interests: Dr. Xu's substantive research interests include social demography, health inequalities, epidemiologic and nutrition transitions, child well-being, and
Dean Yang
Dean Yang
Economics.
Research interests: Dr. Yang's research deals with the economic problems of developing countries, focusing on international migration, micro-finance, disasters and risk,