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Kusunoki, Hall, and Barber find obese teen girls less likely to use birth control

Prescott finds reported sex offenses lower in neighborhoods with resident sex offenders

Geronimus says poor Detroiters face greater health risks given adverse social conditions

Highlights

Bob Willis awarded 2015 Jacob Mincer Award for Lifetime Contributions to the Field of Labor Economics

David Lam is new director of Institute for Social Research

Elizabeth Bruch wins Robert Merton Prize for paper in analytic sociology

Elizabeth Bruch wins ASA award for paper in mathematical sociology

Next Brown Bag

PSC Brown Bags will be back fall 2015


Departing Trainees

PSC congratulates these trainees as they transition to their next professional life chapter.

Desmond Toohey photoDesmond Toohey

Public Policy and Economics

Mentor: Melvin Stephens

Research: the effects of economic shocks in late career, the nature of retirement planning, and the roles of changing public and private pensions in determining retirement behavior

Akilah Wise photoAkilah Wise

Public Health

Mentor: Arline T. Geronimus

Research: Community structural factors and neighborhood environment impact on health

Dustin Brown photoDustin Brown

Sociology

Postdoctoral Mentor:
Sarah Burgard

Research: educational attainment, marriage, and health

Patrick Coate photoPatrick Coate

Economics

Postdoctoral Mentor:
John Bound

Research: family relationships, internal migration decisions and labor market outcomes in the United States

Pawel Krolikowski photoPawel Krolikowski

Economics

Postdoctoral Mentor:
Melvin Stephens, Jr.

Research: displacement, job search and (early) retirement

Emily Smith-Greenaway photoEmily Smith-Greenaway

Sociology and Demography

Postdoctoral Mentor:
William Axinn, Dirgha Ghimire

Research: Dr. Smith-Greenaway’s research broadly examines how social institutions influence individuals’ wellbeing across the life-course. In her research on education, she has used both primary and secondary data to demonstrate that literacy powerfully influences both adults’ own health and that of their children. In her research on marriage, she explores how family processes intersect with the broader cultural context to influence adults’ and children’s wellbeing.

Siwei Cheng photoSiwei Cheng

Public Policy and Sociology

Mentor: Yu Xie

Research: The life course trajectories of inequality; Work, occupation, and earnings inequality; Social networks in the social context; China.

Jason Kerwin photoJason Kerwin

Economics

Mentor: John Bound, Rebecca L. Thornton

Research: risk compensation in HIV epidemics; early childhood literacy program on educational outcomes

Katherine Lin photoKatherine Lin

Sociology

Mentor: Sarah Burgard

Research: Health and aging

Olga Malkova photoOlga Malkova

Economics

Mentor: Martha J. Bailey

Research: labor force participation, retirement and aging, inter-generational transfers, public policy and fertility

Emily Merchant photoEmily Merchant

History

Mentor: George C. Alter, Barbara A. Anderson, Myron Gutmann

Research: history of global population projection in the twentieth century

Tong Yob Nam photoTong Yob Nam

Economics

Mentor: John Bound

Research: Macroeconomics, Economics of Aging, Household Finance, Real Estate Finance