Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

CSDE provides support for all stages of our faculty affiliates’ and students’ population research with a wide range of services. Our administrative and scientific staff can provide specialized support on an as-needed basis or become part of your research team. See what CSDE can do for you below, and remember to acknowledge CSDE¬†whenever you use these services in your research!

Service Areas



Eleanor Brindle – Research Scientist

CSDE supports the use of biomarkers in population research by providing laboratory facilities for collecting, processing, and storing biological specimens and assisting affiliates with biomarker assay protocols and methods tailored to their research. In addition to its support throughout these processes, CSDE also provides a variety of lab equipment for affiliate use.


Geospatial Analysis

Matt Dunbar – Research Scientist

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is an integrated collection of computer software that manages data about geographic places, analyzes spatial relationships, and models spatial processes. Nearly all demographic research involves some form of spatial information, so CSDE affiliates can use the methodologies and technologies offered by GIS to great effect in their research.



Scott Kelly – Administrator

One of CSDE’s primary goals is assisting its affiliates in applying for, securing, and managing grants. When funding is awarded, CSDE supports research projects by supervising compliance, reviewing and reconciling budgets, establishing and monitoring subcontracts, processing extensions and budget modifications when necessary, writing project reports, and disseminating and translating research.



Cori Mar – Research Scientist

CSDE provides consultation and assistance in both choosing and implementing statistical methodologies for demographic research. Our seasoned statisticians are equipped to help affiliates with strategy, process, and any other questions encountered during research.