PSC UM Researchers 2019

Achyuta Adhvaryu
Achyuta Adhvaryu
Economics & public policy.
Research: Dr. Adhvaryu's research focuses on development economics, health economics, and public policy.
J. Trent Alexander
J. Trent Alexander
Demography.
Research: Dr. Alexander was Assistant Center Chief of CARRA at the U.S. Census Bureau and led several data projects at the University of Minnesota before coming to Michigan....
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...
Denise Anthony
Denise Anthony
Health Management & Policy.
Research: Denise Anthony, Ph.D., a sociologist, is Professor of Health Management & Policy in the School of Public Health, and in the Department of Sociology (by courtesy),...
Elizabeth A. Armstrong
Elizabeth A. Armstrong
Sociology.
Research: Armstrong's scholarship focuses on the reproduction of gender, class, and race inequalities. She examines these processes in the domain of sexuality and within the...
William G. Axinn
William G. Axinn
Sociology.
Research: Dr. Axinn studies the relationships among social change, family organization, intergenerational relationships, marriage, cohabitation and fertility in the United...
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 and Demography.
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...
Lauren Falcao Bergquist
Lauren Falcao Bergquist
Economics.
Research: My research is in development economics, with a focus on agricultural markets and firms in sub-Saharan Africa.
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...
Elizabeth Eve Bruch
Elizabeth Eve Bruch
Sociology.
Research: Dr. Bruch's work combines statistical models of individuals' choice behaviors with formal modeling approaches that capture the implications of those behaviors for...
Thomas C. Buchmueller
Thomas C. Buchmueller
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 and Epidemiology.
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...
Erin A. Cech
Erin A. Cech
Sociology.
Research: Dr. Cech's research examines how inequality is reproduced through processes that are built into seemingly innocuous cultural beliefs and practices. She uses quantitative...
Philippa J. Clarke
Philippa J. Clarke
Social Science and 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...
Frederick G. Conrad
Frederick G. Conrad
Survey Methodology.
Research: Dr. Conrad is a survey methodologist whose recent work has focused on respondents' understanding of survey questions. He also studies biases in respondents' judgments...
Pamela E. Davis-Kean
Pamela E. Davis-Kean
Social 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...
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
Social Psychology.
Research: Dr. Featherman's research interests include aging and the life course, social stratification, and social mobility. His research has spanned the multi-disciplinary...
Paul J. Fleming
Paul J. Fleming
Health Behavior and Health Education.
Research: Dr. Fleming's research interests include implementing, evaluating, and refining health interventions that target social determinants of health; the role of gender...
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.
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...
Margaret Frye
Margaret Frye
Sociology.
Research: Dr. Frye studies the complex relationships between culture, ideas, and demographic patterns, using both qualitative and quantitative research methods to investigate...
Arline T. Geronimus
Arline T. Geronimus
Public Health/ Behavioral Sciences.
Research: Dr. Geronimus’ research interests include understanding the social and biological mechanisms that mediate racial disparities in health along the full pathway...
Dirgha J. Ghimire
Dirgha J. Ghimire
Sociology and Demography.
Research: Dr. Ghimire studies the relationship among social context, social change, family organization, marriage arrangement, and first birth timing in Nepal. His research...
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...
Sara Heller
Sara Heller
Public Policy.
Research: Dr. Heller studies interventions to reduce crime and improve other life outcomes among disadvantaged youth. She uses large-scale experiments to isolate the causal...
Albert Hermalin
Albert Hermalin
Sociology and Anthropology.
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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.
James S. House
James S. House
Social Psychology.
Research: Dr House's research interests include Social Psychology, Political Sociology, Social Structure and Personality, Psychosocial and Socioeconomic Factors in Health,...
Pamela Jagger
Pamela Jagger
Public Policy.
Research: Dr. Jagger is a global leader in interdisciplinary population and environment research, with a strong record of scholarship. Trained at the School of Public and...
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...
David S. Johnson
David S. Johnson
Economics.
Research: Dr. Johnson's research interests include the measurement of inequality and mobility (using income, consumption and wealth), the effects of tax rebates, equivalence...
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...
Antonios Koumpias
Antonios Koumpias
Economics.
Research: Dr. Koumpias's primary research interests are in public economics with an emphasis on tax compliance and health economics.
Amanda Kowalski
Amanda Kowalski
Economics & public policy.
Research: Dr. Kowalski is a health economist who specializes in bringing together theoretical models and econometric techniques to analyze key health policy questions. Her...
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,...
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...
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...
Elisa Maria Maffioli
Elisa Maria Maffioli
Health Policy and Economics.
Research: Elisa M. Maffioli is an Assistant Professor of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Her main research focuses on...
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....
Neil Mehta
Neil Mehta
Demography.
Research: Dr. Mehta is a trained demographer with expertise in mortality, chronic disease, behavioral factors, survival analysis, and demographic methods. His current research...
Carlos Mendes de Leon
Carlos Mendes de Leon
Sociomedical Sciences.
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...
Richard A. Miech
Richard A. Miech
Sociology & Public Health.
Research: Dr. Miech's work focuses on trends in substance use, with an emphasis on disentangling how these trends vary by age, historical period, and birth cohort membership....
Okeoma Mmeje
Okeoma Mmeje
Medicine.
Research: Dr. Okeoma Mmeje is an Assistant Professor in the Department Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan Medical School. She was recruited as part of...
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...
Michael G. Mueller-Smith
Michael G. Mueller-Smith
Economics.
Research: Mike Mueller-Smith's research examines topics related to the economics of crime, discrimination, and public assistance programs, most notably the wide-ranging effects...
Belinda L. Needham
Belinda L. Needham
Epidemiology.
Research: Dr. Needham's research focuses on health disparities and biosocial interactions. She is particularly interested in identifying the social structural, psychological,...
Edward Norton
Edward Norton
Economics.
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,...
Meghan O'Neil
Meghan O'Neil
Sociology.
Research: Dr. O'Neil studies how our most vulnerable citizens interact with the judicial system to understand how excessive court-mandated costs can spur deleterious consequences...
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...
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,...
Keshav Pokhrel
Keshav Pokhrel
Statistics.
Research: Dr. Pokhrel's research interests include the epidemiology of cancer, time series forecasting, quantile regression, and functional data analysis.
J.J. Prescott
J.J. Prescott
Law and Economics.
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...
Ana Reynoso
Ana Reynoso
Economics.
Research: Ana Reynoso is an applied economist interested in Labor Economics and Economic Development. Most of her research investigates how policy affects marital matching...
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
Public Affairs and Demography.
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...
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,...
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...
Yajuan Si
Yajuan Si
Statistics.
Research: Yajuan Si is a Research Assistant Professor in the Survey Methodology Program, located within the Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research on...
Pamela Smock
Pamela Smock
Sociology.
Research: Dr. Smock is a social demographer, and has published on an array of topics relating to family patterns and change in the US. These include unmarried cohabitation;...
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
History.
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),...
Heather Ann Thompson
Heather Ann Thompson
History.
Research: Dr. Thompson has conducted research and written on the history of policing and mass incarceration, and the current criminal justice system. Her recent award-winning...
Arland Thornton
Arland Thornton
Sociology.
Research: Arland Thornton is Professor of Sociology, Population Studies, Survey Research, and Native American Studies at the University of Michigan, where he is also associated...
Tiffany C.E. Veinot
Tiffany C.E. Veinot
Information & Media Studies.
Research: Dr. Veinot's research interests include identifying factors that affect health information access, acquisition and use in marginalized communities and families,...
Lois M. Verbrugge
Lois M. Verbrugge
Sociology.
Research: Dr. Verbrugge is a social demographer who studies disability among midlife and older adults; how activities of older persons are affected by functional limitations;...
James Wagner
James Wagner
Survey Methodology.
Research: Dr. Wagner's research interests include nonresponse error, quality indicators for survey data, and responsive or adaptive design. He also develops and implements...
Brady T. West
Brady T. West
Survey Methodology.
Research: Dr. West's current research interests include the implications of measurement error in auxiliary variables and survey paradata for survey estimation, survey nonresponse,...
Dean Yang
Dean Yang
Economics.
Research: Dr. Yang's research deals with the economic problems of developing countries, focusing on international migration, micro-finance, disasters and risk, human capital,...