Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

How many we are, how fast is our society growing, and why are we moving are just a few questions fundamental to social science knowledge and particularly important for growing our understanding of population health. CSDE scholars conduct scientific investigations that advance statistical demography, population projections, spatial demography, demographic measurement, big data generation and analyses, and demographic models for population research.

Research Area Affiliates


Scott Allard
Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

James Anderson
Research Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

Betty Bekemeier
Assistant Professor, Psychosocial & Community Health, School of Nursing

Ann Bostrom
Weyerhaeuser Endowed Professor in Environmental Policy, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

Richard Catalano
Bartley Dobb Professor for Study and Prevention of Violence, School of Social Work

Kam Wing Chan
Professor, Geography

Norma Coe
Formerly: Assistant Professor, Health Services now: Associate Professor, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania

Laura Cowen
Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics

Sara Curran
Professor International Studies, Professor Public Policy & Governance, Director CSDE

Butch de Castro
Professor and Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, School of Nursing

Aimée Dechter
Assistant Director of Training, CSDE. Affiliate Asssistant Professor and Research Coordinator, Sociology

Benjamin Fitzhugh
Professor, Anthropology

Brian Flaherty
Associate Professor, Psychology

Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen
Professor, Social Work

Dan Goldhaber
Research Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

Steven Goodreau
Associate Professor, Anthropology

Amy Hagopian
Health Services

M. Elizabeth Halloran
Professor, Biostatistics

Stevan Harrell
Professor, Anthropology

Alexes Harris
Associate Professor, Sociology

Jerald Herting
Chair and Research Professor, Sociology and School of Nursing

Heather Hill
Associate Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

Carole Lee
Associate Professor, Philosophy

Mark Long
Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

Ross Matsueda
Blumstein-Jordan Endowed Professor, Sociology

Tyler McCormick
Assistant Professor, Statistics and Sociology

Joseph Mienko
Senior Research Scientist, Partners for Our Children - Social Work

Daniel Montaño
Research Professor, Department of Family and Child Nursing, School of Nursing

Martina Morris
Professor, Sociology and Statistics

Daniel Promislow
Professor, Department of Patholoy and Department of Biology

Adrian Raftery
Blumstein-Jordan Professor, Statistics and Sociology

Anita Rocha
Research Analyst, School of Social Work West Coast Poverty Center

Elaina Rose
Associate Professor, Economics

Jacob Vigdor
Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

Peter Vitaliano
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Jon Wakefield
Professor, Statistics and Biostatistics

Thaïsa Way
Professor Landscape Architecture, Director Urban@UW

Marcia Weaver
Adjunct Research Associate Professor, Health Services

Nathalie Williams
Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Jackson School of International Studies.

Hendrik Wolff
Associate Professor, Economics

Clair Yang
Assistant Professor, International Studies