Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

How many we are, how fast is our society growing, and why are we moving are just a few questions fundamental to social science knowledge and particularly important for growing our understanding of population health. CSDE scholars conduct scientific investigations that advance statistical demography, population projections, spatial demography, demographic measurement, big data generation and analyses, and demographic models for population research. The Primary Research Area Chairs for Demographic Measurements and Methods are Adrian Raftery and Zack Almquist.

Research Area Affiliates


Clayton Page Aldern
Managing Director, Caldern LLC

Scott W. Allard
Daniel J. Evans Endowed Professor of Social Policy

Zack W. Almquist
Assistant Professor, Sociology

James Anderson
Research Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

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

Ann Bostrom
Weyerhaeuser Endowed Professor in Environmental Policy, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

Diana Canzoneri
Demographer & Senior Policy Analyst, City of Seattle

KC Gary Chan
Associate Professor, Biostatistics

Kam Wing Chan
Professor, Geography

Vivien Chen
Senior Education Research Analyst

Laura Cowen
Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics

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
Training Program Coordinator, CSDE. Affiliate Assistant Professor and Research Coordinator, Sociology

Paul Fishman
Professor, Health Services

Benjamin Fitzhugh
Professor, Anthropology

Brian Flaherty
Associate Professor, Psychology

Abraham Flaxman
Associate Professor, Health Metrics Science and Global Health

Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen
Professor, Social Work

Dan Goldhaber
Affiliate Professor, School of Social Work

Steven Goodreau
Professor, Anthropology

Susan Graham
Associate Professor in Medicine and Global Health, Adjunct in Epidemiology

Alan Griffith
Acting Assistant Professor, Economics

M. Elizabeth Halloran
Professor, Biostatistics

Alexes Harris
Professor, Sociology

Janelle Hawes
Assistant Professor, UWT: Social Work and Criminal Justice Program

Jerald Herting
Professor, Sociology

Heather Hill
Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

George Hough
Education Research Analyst

Hyoshin Kim
Senior Research Scientist

Carole Lee
Associate Professor, Philosophy

John Leverso
Assistant Professor, Sociology

Mark Long
Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

Ross Matsueda
Blumstein-Jordan Endowed Professor, Sociology

Tyler McCormick
Associate Professor, Statistics and Sociology

Laina Mercer
Research Statistician, Institute for Disease Modeling

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

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

Martina Morris
Professor, Sociology and Statistics

Katherine Nesse
Assistant Professor of Urban Studies, Urban Studies Program Director, Department of Sociology

Kivan Polimis
Principal Data Scientist, Atlas Analytics

Gundula Proksch
Associate Professor, Architecture

Daniel Promislow
Professor, Department of Patholoy and Department of Biology

Adrian Raftery
Blumstein-Jordan Professor, Statistics and Sociology

Natasha Rivers
Program Manager | Sustainability & Measurement, BECU

Anita Rocha
Research Analyst, School of Social Work West Coast Poverty Center

Elaina Rose
Associate Professor, Economics

Mauricio Sadinle
Assistant Professor, Biostatistics

Jane Simoni
Professor, Psychology

Tim Thomas
Research Director, Urban Displacement Project

Jacob Vigdor
Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

Peter Vitaliano
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Bradley Wagenaar
Assistant Professor, Global Health

Jon Wakefield
Professor, Statistics and Biostatistics

Thaïsa Way
Professor Landscape Architecture, Director Urban@UW

Marcia Weaver
Adjunct Research 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

Clair Yang
Assistant Professor, International Studies