Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

CSDE scholars investigate health and wellbeing across the lifespan and in relation to population dynamics. From investigations of birth outcomes to aging, men’s and women’s reproductive health, morbidity and the burden of disease, mental well-being, and biosocial determinants of health. To better understand population health CSDE researchers employ the latest methodologies and develop and test methodological tools, including biomarkers, social media analyses, verbal autopsies, and mixed methods (to name just a few).

Research Area Affiliates


Gunnar Almgren
Associate Professor, School of Social Work

Leigh Anderson
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

Luke Bergmann
Assistant Professor, Geography

Clara Berridge
Assistant Professor, Social Work

Julie Brines
Associate Professor, Sociology

Callie Burt
Assistant Professor, Sociology

Marco Carone
Assistant Professor, Biostatistics

Erin Casey
Assistant Professor, Social Work

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

Donald Chi
Associate Professor, Oral Health Sciences

Norma Coe
Assistant Professor, Health Services

Laura Cowen
Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics

Kyle Crowder
Professor, Sociology

Mick Cunningham
Associate 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

Brian Dillon
Assistant Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

Adrian Dobra
Associate Professor, Department of Statistics, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems

Sascha Dublin
Affiliate Associate Professor, Epidemiology

Dan Eisenberg
Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Brian Flaherty
Associate Professor, Psychology

Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen
Professor, Social Work

Amanda Fretts
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

Amelia Gavin
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Steven Goodreau
Associate Professor, Anthropology

David Grembowski
Professor, Health Services

Katarina Guttmannova
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Amy Hagopian
Health Services

Anjum Hajat
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

M. Elizabeth Halloran
Professor, Biostatistics

Alexes Harris
Associate Professor, Sociology

Stephen Hawes
Associate Professor, Epidemiology

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

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

Victoria Holt
Professor and Chair, Epidemiology

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

Lisa Jones-Engel
Affiliate Associate Professor, Anthropology

Melissa Knox
Lecturer, Department of Economics

William Lavely
Professor, Sociology

Hedwig Lee
Assistant Professor, Sociology

Taryn Lindhorst
Associate Professor, School of Social Work

Mark Long
Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

Melissa Martinson
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Ross Matsueda
Blumstein-Jordan Endowed Professor, Sociology

Susanne May
Associate Professor, Biostatistics

Tyler McCormick
Assistant Professor, Statistics and Sociology

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

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

Martina Morris
Professor, Sociology and Statistics

Paula Nurius
Professor, School of Social Work

Jennifer Otten
Assistant Professor, Health Services

Miruna Petrescu-Prahova
Assistant Professor, Health Services

Amanda Phipps
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

Daniel Promislow
Professor, Department of Patholoy and Department of Biology

Adrian Raftery
Blumstein-Jordan Professor, Statistics and Sociology

Elaina Rose
Associate Professor, Economics

Ali Rowhani-Rahbar
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

Karen Snedker
Associate Professor, Sociology

Katherine Stovel
Associate Professor, Sociology

Peter Vitaliano
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Jon Wakefield
Professor, Statistics and Biostatistics

Marcia Weaver
Adjunct Research Associate Professor, Health Services

Emily Williams
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

Anna Zamora-Kapoor
Assistant Research Professor, Initiative for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH)