PSC Predoc Graduate Students 2020

James Allen
James Allen
Economics.
PSC Mentor(s): Yang.
Research: James is interested in questions relating to economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa, particularly around education, health, and natural disasters. Given projected...
Emma Banchoff
Emma Banchoff
Sociology.
PSC Mentor(s): Axinn.
Research: Population dynamics, global health, family demography, social epidemiology, and environment
Lea Bart
Lea Bart
Economics.
PSC Mentor(s): .
Research: Labor economics and public finance, with a focus on the interaction between social safety net programs and women's labor market outcomes.
Anne Blumenthal
Anne Blumenthal
Social Work and Sociology.
PSC Mentor(s): Burgard.
Research: Child and family well-being, poverty and inequality, social policy, cross-national social welfare comparisons.
Hannah Marie Bolder
Hannah Marie Bolder
Economics.
PSC Mentor(s): Levy.
Research: Public finance, health economics, and economic demography.
Michael Booth
Michael Booth
Health Behavior and Health Education.
PSC Mentor(s): Janevic.
Research: Mental health as it is influenced by chronic diseases, chronic disease management, and technologies to improve care between physician visits; public health education/programs...
Elizabeth Burland
Elizabeth Burland
Public Policy and Sociology.
PSC Mentor(s): Pfeffer.
Research: Social stratification, wealth inequality, and educational equity and public policy.
Maria Carabello
Maria Carabello
Sociology & Public Health.
PSC Mentor(s): Burgard.
Research: Social demography, immigrant and minority health, diet-related disease, aging
Kate Castle
Kate Castle
Sociology.
PSC Mentor(s): Smock.
Research: Kate's research interests broadly include social determinants of health, contextual influences on health outcomes, and social movements, with a particular focus...
Anne Clark
Anne Clark
Sociology.
PSC Mentor(s): Cech.
Research: Housing instability, transition to adulthood, academic attitudes, gender, race/ethnicity, longitudinal data analysis
Connor Cole
Connor Cole
Economics.
PSC Mentor(s): Bailey.
Research: Labor economics, public economics and applied econometrics.
Davis Daumler
Davis Daumler
Sociology.
PSC Mentor(s): Pfeffer.
Research: Stratification and Social Mobility; Poverty Dynamics; Economic Sociology; Work and Labor Markets; Families and Generational Processes; Demographic...
Jon Denton-Schneider
Jon Denton-Schneider
Economics.
PSC Mentor(s): Bleakley.
Research: Economic history and economic development, with a focus on the legacies of colonialism in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America
Monika Doshi
Monika Doshi
Health Behavior and Health Education.
PSC Mentor(s): Anderson.
Research: Immigration & Health, Policy, Women's Health, Vulnerable/under-served populations, Gender and sexuality, Stigma & discrimination, HIV prevention, treatment, care,...
Karina Mercedes Dotson
Karina Mercedes Dotson
Sociology.
PSC Mentor(s): Morenoff.
Research: Effects of neighborhood dynamics in poor communities on social networks, urban life, and interactions with the criminal justice system.
Asher Dvir-Djerassi
Asher Dvir-Djerassi
Public Policy and Sociology.
PSC Mentor(s): Pfeffer.
Research: Bayesian and mirco simulation methods, comparative historical institutionalism, tax and transfer policy in the United States and Europe, the political economy of...
Shauna Dyer
Shauna Dyer
Sociology.
PSC Mentor(s): Burgard.
Research: Effects of inequality and public policy on educational attainment and health.
Alexa Karra Eisenberg
Alexa Karra Eisenberg
Health Behavior and Health Education.
PSC Mentor(s): Geronimus.
Research: Using community-based, participatory research approaches to understand and address the structural determinants and health equity consequences of housing injustice,...
K. Michael Evangelist
K. Michael Evangelist
Social Work and Sociology.
PSC Mentor(s): Burgard.
Research: Social welfare policy, neighborhoods, and labor market inequalities.
George Fenton
George Fenton
Economics.
PSC Mentor(s): Wolfers.
Research: Labor economics and public finance, with a current focus on explaining the decline in U.S. labor force participation.
Elly Field
Elly Field
Sociology.
PSC Mentor(s): Bruch.
Research: Population health, reproductive health, adolescence, poverty and inequality, and educational disparities.
Cecelia French
Cecelia French
Health Behavior and Health Education.
PSC Mentor(s): Geronimus.
Research: Illicit drug use in the US, particularly the use of opioids in rural America.
Jane Furey
Jane Furey
Public Policy and Sociology.
PSC Mentor(s): Bloome.
Research: Inequality, Public Policy, Social Demography, Quantitative Methods
Joshua Greenberg
Joshua Greenberg
Medicine and Economics.
PSC Mentor(s): Bleakley.
Research: Applied microeconomics, poverty and health, development, human rights, humanitarian sector, and demography.
Katrina Hauschildt
Katrina Hauschildt
Sociology.
PSC Mentor(s): Burgard.
Research: Sociology of health, medical sociology, and social demography.
Yuan He
Yuan He
Sociology.
PSC Mentor(s): Burgard.
Research: Race and ethnicity, sociology of education, social stratification, and quantitative methods.
Sofia Hiltner
Sofia Hiltner
Sociology.
PSC Mentor(s): Cech.
Research: gender, social networks, aging, work, environment
Landon David Hughes
Landon David Hughes
Health Behavior and Health Education.
PSC Mentor(s): Geronimus.
Research: LGBT health disparities, social determinants of health, and health policy.
Erin Ice
Erin Ice
Sociology.
PSC Mentor(s): Burgard.
Research: Social demography, health disparities, and aging.
Ebony Desiree Johnson
Ebony Desiree Johnson
Sociology.
PSC Mentor(s): Burgard.
Research: Determinants of health, intersectionality, mental health, and mixed methods.
Kimson Johnson
Kimson Johnson
Sociology.
PSC Mentor(s): Smith.
Research: Social Demography, Aging and the Life Course, Racial/Ethnic Differences in Health, Cognitive Aging and Healthcare Decision-Making
Charles Katulamu
Charles Katulamu
Sociology.
PSC Mentor(s): Anderson.
Research: Charles completed his B.S. in Population Studies at Makerere University in Uganda in 2019. He worked with Pathfinder International and the Center of Population and...
Jeffrey Lockhart
Jeffrey Lockhart
Sociology.
PSC Mentor(s): Bruch.
Research: Sexual and gender minority populations, and qualitative and computational research methodologies.
Mike Mei
Mike Mei
Economics.
PSC Mentor(s): Bound.
Research: The intersection of different topics in labor economics and macroeconomic, including household finance, labor supply of young people, consumption/leisure choices,...
Lewis Miles
Lewis Miles
Sociology.
PSC Mentor(s): Hicken.
Research: sociology of health, medical sociology, racial disparities in health and structural racism in the life course
Michael Murto
Michael Murto
Economics.
PSC Mentor(s): Bound.
Research: Labor economics, especially human capital accumulation, and public finance. Currently researching the effect of college financing institutions on occupational choice...
Kyle Simone Nisbeth
Kyle Simone Nisbeth
Health Behavior and Health Education.
PSC Mentor(s): Kusunoki.
Research: How race-related discrimination and stress impact physical, psychological and social well-being, with a focus on chronic disease morbidity.
Minha Noh
Minha Noh
Sociology.
PSC Mentor(s): Morenoff.
Research: The role of neighborhood effects in explaining health disparities, in particular by race and ethnicity.
Amel Omari
Amel Omari
Health Behavior and Health Education.
PSC Mentor(s): Geronimus.
Research: Racial/ethnic disparities in health with an emphasis on stress, biomarkers, chronic disease risk, and aging.
Garrett Pace
Garrett Pace
Social Work and Sociology.
PSC Mentor(s): Bloome.
Research: Inequality, children and families, incarceration, and health.
Tyler Radler
Tyler Radler
Economics.
PSC Mentor(s): .
Research: Labor economics and public finance, with a particular focus on intrahousehold risk-sharing and interaction with social safety net programs.
Giovanni Roman-Torres
Giovanni Roman-Torres
Sociology.
PSC Mentor(s): Pfeffer.
Research: Social mobility, (Im)migration, Social Stratification, Race/Ethnicity, Latina/os in the US
Maren Spolum
Maren Spolum
Health Behavior and Health Education.
PSC Mentor(s): Geronimus.
Research: Macrosocial determinants of population health, the impacts of fiscal austerity policies on public health, the historical context of public policy development, social...
Jeffrey Swindle
Jeffrey Swindle
Sociology.
PSC Mentor(s): Thornton.
Research: Cultural change, developmental idealism, and family demography.
Dominique Sylvers
Dominique Sylvers
Health Behavior and Health Education.
PSC Mentor(s): Clarke, Hicken.
Research: Disparities in cognitive aging and decline among African Americans - particularly around influences of the neighborhood context.
Mira Vale
Mira Vale
Sociology.
PSC Mentor(s): Owen-Smith.
Research: Gender, global health, healthcare delivery, medical sociology, mental health, and reproduction.
Brittany Vasquez
Brittany Vasquez
Public Policy and Sociology.
PSC Mentor(s): Pfeffer.
Research: Broad interests in education policy, stratification, and quantitative methods.
Xiao Wang
Xiao Wang
Sociology.
PSC Mentor(s): Burgard.
Research: Social stratification, health, education, and quantitative methods.
Janet Wang
Janet Wang
Sociology.
PSC Mentor(s): Burgard.
Research: Janet's research interests lie in social stratification, health disparities, and aging.
Lydia Wileden
Lydia Wileden
Public Policy and Sociology.
PSC Mentor(s): Bruch, Morenoff.
Research: The process of neighborhood change and how it impacts residents, social networks, political agency, affordable housing, and the concentrations of poverty.
Yang Zhang
Yang Zhang
Sociology.
PSC Mentor(s): Bloome.
Research: Fertility intentions and behaviors, health inequality, and quantitative methodology.
Sara Zobl
Sara Zobl
Sociology.
PSC Mentor(s): Anderson.
Research: Inequality over the life course, stratification, and health and aging.