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.

Research Area Affiliates


Scott Allard
Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

Leigh Anderson
Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

Katie Baird
Associate Professor, Politics, Philosophy and Economics

Clara Berridge
Assistant Professor, Social Work

Julie Brines
Associate Professor, Sociology

Callie Burt
Assistant Professor, Sociology

Erin Casey
Assistant Professor, Social Work

Richard Catalano
Bartley Dobb Professor for Study and Prevention of Violence, School of Social Work

Kam Wing Chan
Professor, Geography

Donald Chi
Associate Professor, Oral Health Sciences

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

Jamein Cunningham
Assistant Professor, Economics

Mick Cunningham
Associate Professor, Sociology

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

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

Dan Eisenberg
Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Sarah Elwood
Professor, Geography

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

René Flores
Assistant Professor, Sociology

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

Dan Goldhaber
Research Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

David Grembowski
Professor, Health Services

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

Katarina Guttmannova
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Amy Hagopian
Health Services

Stevan Harrell
Professor, Anthropology

Alexes Harris
Associate Professor, Sociology

Rachel Heath
Assistant Professor, Economics

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

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

Marieka Klawitter
Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

Julie Kmec
Associate Professor, Sociology

Melissa Knox
Lecturer, Department of Economics

William Lavely
Professor, Sociology

Hedwig Lee
Assistant Professor, Sociology

Taryn Lindhorst
Associate Professor, School of Social Work

Melanie Martin
Assistant Professor, Anthropology (Summer 2018)

Melissa Martinson
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Ross Matsueda
Blumstein-Jordan Endowed Professor, Sociology

Susanne May
Associate Professor, Biostatistics

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

Martina Morris
Professor, Sociology and Statistics

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

Paula Nurius
Professor, School of Social Work

Jennifer Otten
Assistant Professor, Health Services

Robert Plotnick
Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

Jennifer Romich
Associate Professor, School of Social Work

Elaina Rose
Associate Professor, Economics

Karen Snedker
Associate Professor, Sociology

Janelle Taylor
Professor, Anthropology

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)

William Zumeta
Professor, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance