Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Social and ecological contexts simultaneously influence, and are shaped by, population health and population dynamics. Embracing this complexity and methodological challenge, CSDE scholars study human resilience and adaptation to climate change, the role of neighborhoods in conditioning human behavior, and policy and program interventions and their impact on population outcomes. CSDE’s research tools include quasi-experimental designs, sentinel studies, spatial analyses, and multi-level and longitudinal assessments.

Research Area Affiliates


Scott Allard
Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

Leigh Anderson
Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

Luke Bergmann
Assistant Professor, Geography

Ann Bostrom
Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

Callie Burt
Assistant Professor, Sociology

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

Joseph Cook
Associate Professor, School of Economic Scinces

Kyle Crowder
Professor, Sociology

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

Butch de Castro
Assistant Professor, Psychosocial and Community Health, School of Nursing

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

Dan Eisenberg
Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Betsy Evans
Assistant Professor, Linguistics

Benjamin Fitzhugh
Associate Professor, Anthropology

Amanda Fretts
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

Karin Frey
Research Associate Professor, College of Education

Mary Kay Gugerty
Associate Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

Katarina Guttmannova
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Anjum Hajat
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

M. Elizabeth Halloran
Professor, Biostatistics

Stevan Harrell
Professor, Anthropology

Alexes Harris
Associate Professor, Sociology

Stephen Hawes
Associate Professor, Epidemiology

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

Victoria Holt
Professor and Chair, Epidemiology

Donna Johnson
Associate Professor, Health Services, School of Public Health

Lisa Jones-Engel
Affiliate Associate Professor, Anthropology

Ross Matsueda
Blumstein-Jordan Endowed Professor, Sociology

Susanne May
Associate Professor, Biostatistics

Paula Nurius
Professor, School of Social Work

Jennifer Otten
Assistant Professor, Health Services

Steve Pfaff
Professor, Sociology

Adrian Raftery
Blumstein-Jordan Professor, Statistics and Sociology

Ali Rowhani-Rahbar
Associate Professor, Epidemiology

Karen Snedker
Associate Professor, Sociology

Peter Vitaliano
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Thaïsa Way
Professor Landscape Architecture, Director Urban@UW

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