Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Human mobility is a central feature of human history. Our footprints, pathways, and settlements express much about who we are as individuals, communities and societies. CSDE affiliates are at the forefront of research about migration and settlement and contribute towards new measures, study designs and models to capture the dynamics inherent in studying migration causes and consequences. Some of the topics CSDE affiliates investigate include the archeology of mobility and settlement, immigrant adaptation, migration and health, and the causes of migration.

Research Area Affiliates


Luke Bergmann
Assistant Professor, Geography

Marco Carone
Assistant Professor, Biostatistics

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

Kyle Crowder
Professor, 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

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

Dan Eisenberg
Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Mark Ellis
Professor, Geography

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

Betsy Evans
Assistant Professor, Linguistics

Benjamin Fitzhugh
Professor, Anthropology

René Flores
Assistant Professor, Sociology

Carmen Gonzalez
Assistant Professor, Communication

James Gregory
Professor, History

Katarina Guttmannova
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Amy Hagopian
Health Services

Stevan Harrell
Professor, Anthropology

Stephen Hawes
Associate Professor, Epidemiology

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

Charles Hirschman
Professor, Sociology

Lisa Jones-Engel
Affiliate Associate Professor, Anthropology

Jane Lee
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Mark Long
Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

Melissa Martinson
Assistant Professor, School of 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

Mytoan Nguyen-Akbar
Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow and Impact and Assessment Manager Seattle Office of Arts and Culture

Miruna Petrescu-Prahova
Assistant Professor, Health Services

Steve Pfaff
Professor, Sociology

Adrian Raftery
Blumstein-Jordan Professor, Statistics and Sociology

Katherine Stovel
Professor & Chair, Sociology

Jacob Vigdor
Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

Peter Vitaliano
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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

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