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, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

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, Assistant 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.