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Susan Hautaniemi Leonard

Associate Research Scientist, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research.

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Ph.D., University of Massachusetts

Dr. Leonard's work focuses on the relationship between human populations and their environments. Her research interests include historical epidemiology and mortality in emergent industrial cities of the Northeast United States; household dynamics and farming practices in grasslands settlement; and population dynamics in the U.S. Great Plains.

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Journal Articles

Sylvester, Kenneth M., Daniel G. Brown, Susan Hautaniemi Leonard, Emily Merchant, and Meghan Hutchins. 2015. "Exploring agent-level calculations of risk and returns in relation to observed land-use changes in the US Great Plains, 1870-1940." Regional Environmental Change, 15(2): 301-315. PMCID: PMC4340090. DOI. Abstract.

Leonard, Susan Hautaniemi, Jefferey K. Beemer, and Douglas Anderton. 2012. "Immigration, wealth and the ‘mortality plateau’ in emergent industrial cities of nineteenth-century Massachusetts." Continuity and Change, 27(3): 433-459. PMCID: PMC3650859. DOI. Abstract.

Alter, George C., Myron Gutmann, Susan Hautaniemi Leonard, and Emily Merchant. 2012. "Introduction: Longitudinal Analysis of Historical-Demographic Data." Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 42(4): 503-517. DOI. Abstract.

Rudzik, A. E.F., Susan Hautaniemi Leonard, and L.L. Sievert. 2011. "Determinants of Tubal Ligation in Puebla, Mexico." Women and Health, 51(4): 365-382. DOI. Abstract.

Leonard, Susan Hautaniemi, Myron Gutmann, and Glenn D. Deane. 2011. "Household and Farm Transitions in Environmental Context." Population and Environment, 32(4): 287-317. PMCID: PMC3105790. Abstract.


Sylvester, Kenneth M., and Susan Hautaniemi Leonard. 2015. "Revisiting wealth on the American frontier: the distribution of land in Kansas, 1875-1940." In Lives in Transition: Longitudinal Analysis from Historical Sources edited by P. Baskerville and K. Inwood. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press.

Leonard, Susan Hautaniemi, Myron Gutmann, Glenn D. Deane , and Kenneth M. Sylvester. 2010. "Drought and the Lifecycle/Landuse Trajectory in Agricultural Households." In Demographic Responses to Economic and Environmental Crises, Proceedings of the IUSSP Seminar May 21-23, 2009, Reitaku University edited by Satomi Kuroso, Tommy Bengtsson and Cameron Campbell. Kashiwa, Japan: Reitaku University.

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