Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Families and households are crucial conceptual and measurement units for understanding population dynamics and demography. The wellbeing of families and households animates much CSDE scholarship and resulting in valued public policy insights about, for example, welfare and poverty, child subsidies, marriage and divorce, and child and elder care. CSDE affiliates’ scientific contributions further our understanding about the transition to adulthood, family dynamics and relationship quality, and poverty and inequality. The Primary Research Area Chair for Wellbeing of Families and Households is Heather Hill.

Research Area Affiliates


Arthur Acolin
Assistant Professor, Department of Real Estate

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

Scott W. Allard
Professor, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance

Leigh Anderson
Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

Katie Baird
Professor, Economics

Clara Berridge
Assistant Professor, Social Work

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

Julie Brines
Associate Professor, Sociology

Angela Bruns
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology & Criminology

Callie Burt
Associate Professor of Sociology

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

Kam Wing Chan
Professor, Geography

Vivien Chen
Senior Education Research Analyst

Donald Chi
Professor, Oral Health Sciences

Gregg Colburn
Assistant Professor, Real Estate

Anne Conway
Urban Child Institute Endowed Professor and Director of the Child and Youth Development Lab, College of Social Work

Kyle Crowder
Professor, Sociology

Jamein Cunningham
Assistant Professor, Economics

Mick Cunningham
Professor, Sociology

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

Jacqueline Darroch
Senior Fellow

Alison Drake
Assistant Professor, Global Health

Jody Early
Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Health Studies

Frank Edwards
Assistant Professor, School of Criminal Justice

Dan Eisenberg
Associate Professor, Anthropology

Sarah Elwood
Professor, Geography

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

Xinguang Fan
Assistant Professor, Sociology

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

Paul Fishman
Professor, Health Services

Rachel Fyall
Associate Professor, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance

Dan Goldhaber
Affiliate Professor, School of Social Work

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

Marlaine Figueroa Gray
Acting Assistant Investigator

David Grembowski
UW Professor Emeritus, Health Services

Mary Kay Gugerty
Professor, Nonprofit Management, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

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

Crystal Hall
Associate Professor, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance

Alexes Harris
Professor, Sociology

Rachel Heath
Associate Professor, Economics

Jerald Herting
Professor, Sociology

Heather Hill
Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

Dennis Hogan
Professor Emeritus, Population Studies and Sociology

Jennifer Hook
Professor, Sociology; Director, Graduate Studies

Gavin Hougham
Co-Principal

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

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

Hyoshin Kim
Senior Research Scientist

Marieka Klawitter
Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

Julie Kmec
Professor, Sociology

Melissa Knox
Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics

Jennifer Laird
Assistant Professor, Sociology

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

Taryn Lindhorst
Associate Professor, School of Social Work

Lake Lui
Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Social Science

Karin Martin
Assistant Professor, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

Melanie Martin
Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Melissa Martinson
Associate Professor, School of Social Work

Ross Matsueda
Professor, Sociology

Susanne May
Associate Professor, Biostatistics

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

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

Martina Morris
Professor Emeritus, Sociology and Statistics - University of Washington

Mytoan Nguyen-Akbar
Impact and Assessment Manager

Paula Nurius
Professor & Associate Dean, School of Social Work

Michelle O'Brien
Research Scientist

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

Soojin Oh Park
Assistant Professor, Education

Deleena Patton
Research Manager, Research and Data Analysis Division

Ryan Petros
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Robert Plotnick
Professor Emeritus, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance - University of Washington

Kivan Polimis
Principal Data Scientist

Emma Riley
Assistant Professor, Economics

Natasha Rivers
Program Manager | Sustainability & Measurement

Ariel Rokem
Research Assistant Professor, Psychology

Jennifer Romich
Professor, School of Social Work

Elaina Rose
Associate Professor, Economics

Jake Rosenfeld
Professor of Sociology

Edmund Seto
Associate Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Mienah Sharif
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

Jane Simoni
Professor, Psychology

Karen Snedker
Professor, Sociology

Amy Spring
Assistant Professor, Sociology

April Sutton
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

Bryan Sykes
Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, Law & Society

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

Janelle Taylor
Professor, Anthropology

Joshua Tom
Assistant Professor, Sociology

LaTonya Trotter
Associate Professor, Department of Bioethics and Humanities

Jennifer Utrata
Associate Professor, Sociology

Peter Vitaliano
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Rebecca Walter
Associate Professor, Real Estate

Vince Wang
Research Manager

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

Hendrik Wolff
Associate Professor, Economics

Clair Yang
Assistant Professor, Jackson School of International Studies

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

William Zumeta
Professor, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance