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). The Primary Research Area Chair for Health of People and Populations is Anjum Hajat.

Research Area Affiliates


Avanti Adhia
Postdoctoral Scholar, Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center (HIPRC)

Clayton Page Aldern
Managing Director

Zack W. Almquist
Assistant Professor, Sociology

Amy Spring
Assistant Professor, Sociology

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, Global Health; Associate Professor, Medicine - Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Adjunct Associate Professor, Epidemiology

Wendy Barrington
Associate Professor, Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing; Adjunct Associate Professor, Epidemiology; Adjunct Associate Professor, Health Services

Anirban Basu
Professor, Health Economics; Professor, Health Services; Adjunct Professor, Economics

Betty Bekemeier
Professor, Psychosocial & Community Health

Luke Bergmann
Associate Professor, Geography

Clara Berridge
Assistant Professor, Social Work

Maria Bleil
Clinical Assistant Professor, Child, Family and Population Health Nursing

Julie Brines
Associate Professor, Sociology

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

Callie Burt
Associate Professor of Sociology

Marco Carone
Assistant Professor, Biostatistics

Erin Casey
Professor & Graduate Program Coordinator, Social Work and Criminal Justice

Annie T. Chen
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education

Donald Chi
Professor, Oral Health Sciences

Anne Conway
Dr. Anne Conway is the Urban Child Institute Endowed Professor and Director of the Child and Youth Development Lab in the College of Social Work at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Jamaica Corker
Program Officer for Data & Evaluation in the Family Planning Program

Laura Cowen
Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics

Kyle Crowder
Professor, Sociology

Joana Cunha-Cruz
Research Associate Professor, Oral Health Sciences; Research Associate Professor, Health Services

Mick Cunningham
Professor, Sociology

Sara Curran
Professor, International Studies; Professor, Public Policy & Governance; Director, CSDE

Darcy W Rao
Acting Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

Butch de Castro
Professor and Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, School of Nursing

Adrian Dobra
Associate Professor, Department of Statistics

Alison Drake
Assistant Professor, Global Health

Horacio Duarte
Acting Instructor, Pediatrics: Infectious Disease; Acting Instructor, Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Sascha Dublin
Associate Investigator

Jody Early
Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Health Studies

Dan Eisenberg
Associate Professor, Anthropology

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

Nicole Errett
Assistant Professor, Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences

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

Paul Fishman
Professor, Health Services

Brian Flaherty
Associate Professor, Psychology

Abraham Flaxman
Associate Professor, Global Health; Associate Professor, Health Metrics Sciences

Frank Edwards
Assistant Professor, School of Criminal Justice

Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen
Professor, Social Work

Amanda Fretts
Associate Professor, Epidemiology

Michelle Garrison
Research Associate Professor, Health Services & Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Amelia Gavin
Associate Professor, School of Social Work

Carmen Gonzalez
Assistant Professor, Communication

Steven Goodreau
Professor, Anthropology

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

Marlaine Figueroa Gray
Acting Assistant Investigator

David Grembowski
Professor, Health Services

Brandon Guthrie
Assistant Professor, Global Health

Katarina Guttmannova
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Amy Hagopian
Professor, Health Services and Global Health; Program Director, UW School of Public Health Community Oriented Public Health Practice MPH degree program

Anjum Hajat
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

M. Elizabeth Halloran
Professor, Biostatistics

Alexes Harris
Professor, Sociology

Stephen Hawes
Associate Professor, Epidemiology

Jerald Herting
Professor, Sociology

Heather Hill
Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

Gavin Hougham
Co-Principal

Jeremy Hess
Professor, Global Health; Professor, Emergency Medicine; Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences; Adjunct Professor, Atmospheric Sciences

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

Donna Johnson
Associate Professor, Health Services

Jessica Jones-Smith
Associate Professor, Health Services & Epidemiology

Nora Kenworthy
Adjunct Associate Professor, Global Health; Adjunct Associate Professor, Anthropology; Associate Professor, Nursing and Health Studies - UW Bothell

Kessie Alexandre
Assistant Professor, Geography

Hyoshin Kim
Senior Research Scientist

Melissa Knox
Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics

William Lavely
Professor, Sociology; Professor, Jackson School of International Studies

Hedwig Lee
Professor, Sociology

Taryn Lindhorst
Associate Professor, School of Social Work

Lisa Manhart
Associate Dean, School of Public Health; Professor, Epidemiology; Adjunct Professor, Global Health

Mark Long
Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

Patricia Louie
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

Melanie Martin
Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Melissa Martinson
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Ross Matsueda
Professor, Sociology

Susanne May
Associate Professor, Biostatistics

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

Ali Mokdad
Director, Middle Eastern Initiatives | Professor, Global Health, Epidemiology & Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

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

Steve J. Mooney
Acting Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

Julie Morris
Director of the Center for Social Science Instruction, Sociology

Martina Morris
Professor Emeritus, Sociology and Statistics

Tracy Mroz
Associate Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine

Deborah Nadal
Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Paula Nurius
Professor & Associate Dean, School of Social Work

Vanessa Oddo
Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Health Services

Jennifer Otten
Associate Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Health Services

Soojin Oh Park
Assistant Professor, Education

Miruna Petrescu-Prahova
Assistant Professor, Health Services

Ryan Petros
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Amanda Phipps
Associate Professor, Epidemiology; Associate Chair, Epidemiology

Daniel Promislow
Professor, Department of Pathology, Department of Biology

Adrian Raftery
Professor, Statistics; Professor, Sociology

Elaina Rose
Associate Professor, Economics

Ali Rowhani-Rahbar
Associate Professor, Epidemiology; Professor, Study and Prevention of Violence

Alison Roxby
Associate Professor, Global Health and Medicine

Jane Simoni
Professor, Psychology

Karen Snedker
Professor, Sociology

Katherine Stovel
Professor & Chair, Sociology

April Sutton
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

Emiko A. Tajima
Associate Professor, School of Social Work; Executive Director, Partners for Our Children

David Takeuchi
Associate Dean, Office of Faculty Excellence and Research, School of Social Work

Janelle Taylor
Professor, Anthropology

Tim Thomas
Research Director, Urban Displacement Project

Joshua Tom
Assistant Professor, Sociology

Peter Vitaliano
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Bradley Wagenaar
Assistant Professor, Global Health

Jon Wakefield
Professor, Statistics and Biostatistics

Marcia Weaver
Adjunct Research Associate Professor, Health Services

Lindsay White
Postdoctoral Fellow, Health Services

Emily Williams
Professor, Health Services

Nathalie Williams
Associate Professor, Sociology; Associate Professor, Jackson School of International Studies.

Hendrik Wolff
Associate Professor, Economics

Xinguang Fan
Assistant Professor, Sociology

Yeon Jung Yu
Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Anna Zamora-Kapoor
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Department of Medical Education and Clinical Sciences, Washington State University