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

Engi Attia
Acting Assistant Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Amy Bailey
Associate Professor, Sociology

Ruanne Barnabas
Associate Professor, Dept. of Global Health, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Schools of Medicine and Public Health

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

Luke Bergmann
Assistant Professor, Geography

Clara Berridge
Assistant Professor, Social Work

Maria Bleil
Clinical Assistant Professor, Family and Child Nursing

Julie Brines
Associate Professor, Sociology

Dan Brown
Corkery Family Director and Professor, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

Callie Burt
Associate 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

Jamaica Corker
Program Officer for Data & Evaluation in the Family Planning Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Laura Cowen
Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics

Kyle Crowder
Professor, Sociology

Mick Cunningham
Professor and Chair, Sociology

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

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

Alison Drake
Assistant Professor, Global Health

Sascha Dublin
Associate Investigator

Dan Eisenberg
Associate Professor, Anthropology

Kim England
Professor, Geography | Adjunct Professor, Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies

Nicole Errett
Lecturer, Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences

Carey Farquhar
Professor, Departments of Global Health, Medicine, and Epidemiology

Brian Flaherty
Associate Professor, Psychology

Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen
Professor, Social Work

Amanda Fretts
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

Amelia Gavin
Associate Professor, School of Social Work

Carmen Gonzalez
Assistant Professor, Communication

Steven Goodreau
Professor, Anthropology

Marlaine Gray
Research Associate

David Grembowski
Professor, Health Services

Brandon Guthrie
Assistant Professor, Global Health

Katarina Guttmannova
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Amy Hagopian
Associate Professor of Health Services and Global Health

Anjum Hajat
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

M. Elizabeth Halloran
Professor, Biostatistics

Alexes Harris
Professor, Sociology

Stephen Hawes
Associate Professor and Chair, Epidemiology

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

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

Gavin Hougham
Co-Principal

Grace John-Stewart
Professor, Departments of Global Health, Epidemiology, Medicine, and Pediatrics

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

Lisa Jones-Engel
Affiliate Associate Professor, Anthropology

Jessica Jones-Smith
Associate Professor, Health Services & Epidemiology

Melissa Knox
Lecturer, Department of Economics

William Lavely
Professor, Sociology

Hedwig Lee
Professor, Sociology

Taryn Lindhorst
Associate Professor, School of Social Work

Mark Long
Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

Melanie Martin
Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Melissa Martinson
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Ross Matsueda
Blumstein-Jordan Endowed Professor, Sociology

Susanne May
Associate Professor, Biostatistics

Tyler McCormick
Associate Professor, Statistics and Sociology

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

Ali Mokdad
Director, Middle Eastern Initiatives | Professor, Global Health, Epidemiology & Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation | Vice Chair, Population Health Initiative Executive Council

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
Associate Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Health Services

Soojin Oh Park
Assistant Professor, Education

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
Associate Professor, Epidemiology

Alison Roxby
Assistant Professor, Global Health and Medicine/Allergy & Infectious Diseases

Jane Simoni
Professor, Psychology

Karen Snedker
Associate Professor, Sociology

Katherine Stovel
Professor & Chair, Sociology

Janelle Taylor
Professor, Anthropology

Tim Thomas
Postdoctoral Fellow, Sociology and eScience

Joshua Tom
Assistant Professor, Sociology

Peter Vitaliano
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Bradley Wagenaar
Acting Assistant Professor, Global Health

Jon Wakefield
Professor, Statistics and Biostatistics

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)