Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Christine Leibbrand

Research Scientist & Training Director


Christine Leibbrand is a Research Scientist and Training Director at CSDE. Christine graduated with her PhD from the University of Washington’s Department of Sociology in August 2019. She joined the CSDE staff as a Research Scientist in June 2020 after serving as Acting Assistant Professor for the Department of Sociology with a joint appointment at CSDE. At CSDE, she has helped lead the Population Health Initiative Fellowship program, organized the CSDE statistical workshops and provided statistical consulting services to UW students and faculty. These statistical consulting services include providing advice on statistical methods and sampling, weighting random samples, visualizing results, and developing and implementing surveys in REDCap. Christine has also collaborated on research projects and grants with CSDE affiliates and students and faculty across numerous departments, including projects on internal migration/residential mobility, segregation, gun violence, health insurance instability, and children’s and parents’ mental health outcomes, among others. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals including the American Journal of SociologyDemography, and Social Science Research, among others.

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