Faculty

  • Adserà photo Alícia Adserà
    Research Scholar, Woodrow Wilson School; Lecturer in Economics and International Affairs
    Ph.D. Economics
    Boston University, 1996.
    Interests: fertility, household formation and labor market institutions, migration, income distribution and political economy, international and regional development, and press freedom.

  • Altmann photo Jeanne Altmann
    Eugene Higgins Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Emeritus
    Ph.D. Behavioral Sciences
    University of Chicago, 1979.
    Interests: non-experimental research design and analysis, ecology and evolution of family relationships and of behavioral development; primate demography and life histories, parent-offspring relationships; infancy and the ontogeny of behavior and social relationships, and conservation education and behavioral aspects of conservation.

  • Armstrong photo Elizabeth Armstrong
    Associate Professor of Public Affairs and Sociology; Director, Program in Population Studies
    Ph.D. Sociology and Demography
    University of Pennsylvania, 1998.
    Interests: public health, the history and sociology of medicine, risk in obstetrics, and biomedical ethics.

  • Biehl photo João Biehl
    Susan Dod Brown Professor of Anthropology; Co-Director, Program in Global Health and Health Policy
    Ph.D. Anthropology
    University of California, Berkeley, 1999.
    Interests: socio-cultural and medical anthropology; social studies of science and technology; global health; culture and mental illness; HIV/AIDS; pharmaceuticals; health and human rights; religion and society; subjectivity; ethnographic methods; contemporary social theory; Latin American societies; and Brazil.

  • Case photo Anne C. Case
    Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs
    Ph.D. Economics
    Princeton University, 1988.
    Interests: microeconomic foundations of development, health economics, public finance, and labor economics.

  • Conley photo Dalton Conley
    Henry Putnam University Professor in Sociology
    Ph.D. Biology (Genomics)
    New York University, School of Arts and Sciences, 2014.
    Interests: current work applies econometric methods for causal inference--namely, a natural experiment framework--to genome-wide data available in social surveys to model gene-by-environment interaction effects; also interested in mapping the genetic architecture of phenotypic plasticity, interrogating the assumptions underlying models for heritability, and characterizing social and genetic sorting as distinct processes.

  • Currie photo Janet M. Currie
    Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School; Chair, Department of Economics; Director, Center for Health and Wellbeing
    Ph.D. Economics
    Princeton University, 1988.
    Interests: health and well-being of children.

  • Dancygier photo Rafaela Dancygier
    Assistant Professor of Politics and Public and International Affairs; Cyril E. Black University Preceptor
    Ph.D. Political Science
    Yale University, 2007.
    Interests: comparative politics, comparative political economy, immigration, ethnic politics, and ethnic conflict.

  • Deaton photo Sir Angus Deaton
    Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs, Emeritus. Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Emeritus. Senior Scholar
    Ph.D. Economics
    Cambridge University, 1974.
    Interests: microeconomic analysis, applied econometrics, and economic development.

  • Donahue photo Elisabeth Donahue
    Associate Dean of Public Affairs and Communications
    J.D.
    Georgetown University Law Center, 1993.
    Interests: poverty, social policy financing and children's policy.

  • Espenshade photo Thomas J. Espenshade
    Professor of Sociology, Emeritus
    Ph.D. Economics
    Princeton University, 1972.
    Interests: social demography, with a particular emphasis on early childhood education, diversity in higher education, and demographic methods.

  • Fernández-Kelly photo Patricia Fernández-Kelly
    Senior Lecturer in Sociology
    Ph.D. Sociology
    Rutgers University, 1981.
    Interests: International economic development, industrial restructuring, gender/class/ethnicity, migration/global economy, women/ethnic minorities in the labor force.

  • Fiske photo Susan Fiske
    Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology; Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs
    Ph.D. Social Psychology
    Harvard University, 1978.
    Interests: how stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination are encouraged or discouraged by social relationships, such as cooperation, competition, and power.

  • Frye photo Margaret Frye
    Assistant Professor of Sociology
    Ph.D. Sociology and Demography
    University of California, Berkeley, 2013.
    Interests: the relationship between cultural understandings and behavioral outcomes during the transition to adulthood in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Goldman photo Noreen Goldman
    Hughes-Rogers Professor of Demography and Public Affairs
    D.Sc. Population Studies
    Harvard University, 1977.
    Interests: quantitative analysis, health and mortality, survey design, and mathematical demography.

  • Grenfell photo Bryan Grenfell
    Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs. Director of the Health Grand Challenge Initiative
    D. Phil. Biology
    University of York, 1980.
    Interests: the interface between theoretical models and empirical data in population biology.

  • Grossman photo Jean Grossman
    Lecturer in Economics and Public Affairs
    Ph.D. Economics
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980.
    Interests: youth policy, program and policy evaluation, and poverty.

  • Hamilton photo Tod G. Hamilton
    Assistant Professor of Sociology
    Ph.D. Sociology
    University of Texas, Austin, 2010.
    Interests: demography, migration, health, and social stratification.

  • Hammer photo Jeffrey S. Hammer
    Charles and Marie Robertson Visiting Professor in Economic Development
    Ph.D. Economics
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979.
    Interests: measuring and improving the quality of medical care, primarily in India; absenteeism of teachers and health workers; policy-related determinants of health status; and improving service delivery through better accountability mechanisms.

  • Massey photo Douglas S. Massey
    Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs; Director, Office of Population Research
    Ph.D. Sociology
    Princeton University, 1978.
    Interests: demography, urban sociology, race and ethnicity, international migration, Latin American society, particularly Mexico.

  • McLanahan photo Sara F. McLanahan
    William S. Tod Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs; Director, Bendheim-Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing
    Ph.D. Sociology
    University of Texas, Austin, 1979.
    Interests: Family demography, intergenerational relationships, poverty.

  • Metcalf photo C. Jessica E. Metcalf
    Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs
    Ph.D. Biology
    Imperial College London, 2005.
    Interests: evolutionary demography, infectious diseases, and public health.

  • Notterman photo Daniel Notterman
    Senior Health Policy Analyst, Molecular Biology; Lecturer in Molecular Biology
    M.D.
    New York University School of Medicine, 1978.
    Interests: research in tumor biology, bioethics, and gene-environment interactions.

  • Paluck photo Elizabeth L. Paluck
    Associate Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs
    Ph.D.
    Yale University, 2007.
    Interests: prejudice and conflict reduction: the role of media, community dialogue and education; social influence, field methodology, psychology, and policy.

  • Portes photo Alejandro Portes
    Howard Harrison and Gabrielle Snyder Beck Professor of Sociology, Emeritus; Senior Scholar
    Ph.D. Sociology
    University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1970.
    Interests: immigration, economic sociology, comparative development, and Third World urbanization.

  • Rodríguez photo Germán Rodríguez
    Senior Research Demographer
    Ph.D. Biostatistics
    University of North Carolina, 1975.
    Interests: statistical demography, fertility surveys, survival analysis, multilevel models, demographic and statistical computing, with emphasis on web applications.

  • Salganik photo Matthew Salganik
    Professor of Sociology
    Ph.D. Sociology
    Columbia University, 2007.
    Interests: social networks, sociology of culture, social inequality, social psychology, and quantitative methods.

  • Stewart photo Brandon M. Stewart
    Assistant Professor of Sociology
    Ph.D. Government
    Harvard University, 2015.
    Interests: computational social science, text as data, and bayesian statistics.

  • Tienda photo Marta Tienda
    Maurice P. During Professor in Demographic Studies; Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs; Director, Program in Latino Studies
    Ph.D. Sociology
    University of Texas, Austin, 1977.
    Interests: social demography, race and ethnic stratification, higher education, and immigration.

  • Trussell photo James Trussell
    Charles and Marie Robertson Professor of Public and International Affairs, Emeritus
    Ph.D. Economics
    Princeton University, 1975.
    Interests: reproductive health, fertility, contraceptive technology, AIDS, mortality, and demographic methods.

  • Vogl photo Tom S. Vogl
    Assistant Professor of Economics and International Affairs
    Ph.D. Economics
    Harvard University, 2011.
    Interests: development economics, economic demography, health economics, and labor economics.

  • Westoff photo Charles F. Westoff
    Maurice P. During '22 Professor of Demographic Studies, Emeritus; Professor of Sociology, Emeritus
    Ph.D. Sociology
    University of Pennsylvania, 1953.
    Interests: population policy, comparative fertility in developing countries, fertility surveys, family planning.

  • Xie photo Yu Xie
    Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Sociology and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies
    Ph.D. Sociology
    University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1989.
    Interests: social stratification, demography, sociology of science and Chinese studies.