People in Population Sciences at Berkeley

High-calibre research is conducted on campus by established faculty researchers and postdoctoral scholars, supported by research programs within our Schools, Colleges, and Centers. Almost one hundred faculty and researchers from a range of academic disciplines are engaged in population research at UC Berkeley. Search researchers below by Center Affiliation, Research Theme, or Academic Department.

Agricultural & Resource Economics
Michael Anderson Agricultural & Resource Economics
Keywords: environmental economics, health economics, applied econometrics, transportation
J. Keith Gilless Agricultural & Resource Economics
Keywords: Economic analysis and operations research modeling techniques to address forest resource management issues, including market forecasting, resource-dependent local economies, the role of forestry in international development, protected area management
Ethan Ligon Agricultural & Resource Economics
Keywords: applied econometrics, development economics, household allocations
Jeremy Magruder Agricultural & Resource Economics
Keywords: unemployment, networks, HIV/AIDS
Berkeley Law
Jonathan Simon Berkeley Law
Keywords: sociology of law, mass incarceration
City and Regional Planning
Jason Corburn City and Regional Planning
Keywords: environmental economics, health economics, climtae change
Magali Barbieri Demography
Keywords: mortality, formal demography
Carl Boe Demography
Keywords: mortality, formal demography, biodemography
Gretchen Donehower Demography
Keywords: microsimulation, intergenerational transfers, time-use
Ryan Edwards Demography
Keywords: economics of aging and health, macroeconomics, public finance, economic demography, national security, immigration
Dennis Feehan Demography
Keywords: sampling, mortality, migration, computational social science
Joshua Goldstein Demography
Keywords: fertility, population aging, social demography, formal demography
Eugene Hammel Demography
Keywords: statistical and formal analysis, stratification, historical demography, microsimulation, anthropological demography
Jennifer Johnson-Hanks Demography
Keywords: kinship, reproduction, social practice
Leora Lawton Demography
Keywords: family demography, intergenerational relationships, social networks
Ronald Lee Demography
Keywords: mathematical demography, intergenerational transfers, economic demography
Carl Mason Demography
Elizabeth Vasile Demography
Keywords: migrations, diasporas, mobilities
Kenneth W. Wachter Demography
Keywords: historical demography, mathematical demography
Alan Auerbach Economics
Keywords: domestic and international tax policy; fiscal policy and demographic change; inequality and tax policy
David Card Economics
Keywords: economics, labor, welfare, affirmative action, minimum wages, race, uninsured, employment training
Stefano DellaVigna Economics
Keywords: behavioral economics, experimental design
Ben Handel Economics
Keywords: Health Insurance Markets, Decision-Making Under Uncertainty, Health Care Provision
Shachar Kariv Economics
Keywords: Social networks, social learning, personal and social preferences
Ulrike M. Malmendier Economics
Keywords: Corporate Finance, Behavioral Finance, Behavioral Economics, Economics of Organizations, Contract Theory, Law & Finance, Economics Of Institutions, Economics And Psychology
Daniel McFadden Economics
Keywords: Economics of aging: savings behavior, demographic trends, housing mobility, dynamics of health and mortality; consumer demand analysis using psychometric data; simulation methods in econometrics
Edward Miguel Economics
Keywords: African economic development, including work on the economic causes and consequences of violence; the impact of ethnic divisions on local collective action; and interactions between health, education, and productivity for the poor.
Enrico Moretti Economics
Keywords: labor and urban economics, wage inequality, local labor markets, cities
Richard Sutch Economics
Keywords: Historical Perspectives on Economic Policy Issues, Economics and Demography of Aging, Immigration, Economics of Slavery and Reconstruction
Environmental Science Policy and Management
Wayne Getz Environmental Science Policy and Management
Keywords: population modeling epidemiology
External Affiliates
Leontine Alkema External Affiliates
Keywords: Bayesian inference; Statistical demography, Family planning, Global health, child and maternal mortality, HIV/AIDS, Fertility, Population projections, Urbanization, Poverty measurement.
James Carey External Affiliates
Keywords: longevity, biodemography
Eileen Crimmins External Affiliates
Keywords: health and mortality; demography of older populations; socioeconomic differences in health; biological risk
James Holland Jones External Affiliates
Keywords: Behavior, Social Structure, and Infectious Disease Transmission, Primate Biodemography, The Evolution of Human Life Histories, Demography of Violence, Environmental Change and Emerging Infectious Disease
Andrew Mason External Affiliates
Keywords: Population economics, macroeconomics, economic growth, intergenerational transfers
Luis Rosero-Bixby External Affiliates
Keywords: longevity, fiscal impacts of aging, health in Latin America
David Steinsaltz External Affiliates
Keywords: Stochastic processes, biodemography, mathematical biology
Shripad Tuljapurkar External Affiliates
Keywords: stochastic dynamics of populations, senescence, aging and fiscal balance
John R. Wilmoth External Affiliates
Keywords: morbidity and mortality, life expectancy, life span, forecasting, comparative studies, parametric models
Emilio Zagheni External Affiliates
Keywords: Big data, migration, mathematical demography
Haas School of Business
Paul Gertler Haas School of Business
Keywords: health economics, impact evaluation, development economics
Ming Hsu Haas School of Business
Keywords: Cognitive Neuroscience, neural basis of economic and consumer decision-making
Jonathan Kolstad Haas School of Business
Keywords: health economics, applied microeconomics
David Levine Haas School of Business
Keywords: Economic decision-making and environmentally safe and sustainable behaviors, such as adoption of cookstoves, safe water methods
Don Moore Haas School of Business
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
Judith Campisi Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
Richard Ivry Psychology
Public Health
Barbara Abrams Public Health
Keywords: Weight and weight gain in women during pregnancy, postpartum and menopause, Maternal weight, nutrition, social factors and perinatal health outcomes, expressed and heat-treated breast milk and perinatal HIV transmission
Jennifer Ahern Public Health
Keywords: Social epidemiology, neighborhoods, substance use, risk factors
Martha Madison Campbell Public Health
Keywords: reproductive rights
Ralph Catalano Public Health
Keywords: economics, health care, jobs, labor, unemployment on health, mortality
Julianna Deardorff Public Health
Keywords: Pubertal development; Adolescent sexuality and reproductive health; Promotion of positive mental health among children and adolescents; Latina families and health behaviors; Stress and coping
William Dow Public Health
Keywords: health economics, global health, economic demography, health policy
Brenda Eskenazi Public Health
Keywords: pesticides, health behavior, social support, agriculture, morbidity, farm
Lia Fernald Public Health
Keywords: poverty, obesity, child development, public health nutrition,Latino health, Mexican-Americans and other immigrant groups
Darlene Francis Public Health
Keywords: biological basis of health disparities, stress
Sylvia Guendelman Public Health
Keywords: reproductive health of immigrant women, women's health, access to health care for disadvantaged populations, including the working poor, health along the U.S.-Mexico border
Denise Herd Public Health
Keywords: health disparities, images of alcohol, drugs, and violence in rap music, activism in African American communities, Drinking and drug use patterns and problems, social movements, multicultural health
Seth M. Holmes Public Health
Keywords: Immigration, health effects, medical anthropology, HIV
Barbara Laraia Public Health
Keywords: Household food insecurity, Food and social environment, Health disparities, Perinatal Epi, Obesity, Diabetes, Dietary assessment methods
Mahasin S. Mujahid Public Health
Keywords: Multi-level determinants of racial/ethnic health disparities, Neighborhood environments and cardiovascular health, Breast cancer treatment and survivorship, Methods in social epidemiology, Population health
Amani M. Nuru-Jeter Public Health
Keywords: Race and socioeconomic health disparities,Biobehavioral and psychobiological pathways for health disparities, Stress and coping, Mixed methods research (quantitative and qualitative)
Emily Ozer Public Health
Keywords: School and community-based interventions, Promotion of mental and physical health among adolescents, Violence prevention, Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Nancy Padian Public Health
Keywords: Epidemiology and prevention of sexually transmitted infectionsincluding HIV, Reproductive health, Design of public health interventions, Impact evaluation
Malcolm Potts Public Health
Keywords: international family planning, Reducing barriers to contraception and safe abortion, Reducing maternal deaths, Biological origins of human warfare, AIDS prevention
Ndola Prata Public Health
Keywords: Maternal mortality, Cost-effectiveness in family planning and abortion, Adolescent reproductive health services, Health care delivery systems, poverty and health
Lee Riley Public Health
Keywords: Field epidemiology, international health, slum health, Molecular epidemiology of tuberculosis
Claire Snell-Rood Public Health
Keywords: qualitative methods, gender and health, social inequality
Public Policy
Daniel Acland Public Policy
Keywords: Benefit-Cost Analysis, Behavioral Economics, Behavior Change, Public Health
Alex Gelber Public Policy
Keywords: Economic Policy, Public Finance, Tax Policy, Poverty & Inequality, Budget/Finance Social Security, Family Policy, Retirement decisions, retirement savings
Hilary Hoynes Public Policy
Keywords: Tax Policy, Labor and Employment, Poverty & Inequality, Children, Youth and Families, Government
Rucker Johnson Public Policy
Keywords: health disparities, intergenerational mobility
Jane Mauldon Public Policy
Keywords: Demography, Children, Youth & Families, Program Evaluation, Race & Ethnicity, Quantitative Methods, Social Welfare, Health, Poverty
Steven Raphael Public Policy
Keywords: Labor & Employment, Criminal Justice, Quantitative Methods, Economic Policy, Housing & Urban Policy, Immigration, Poverty & Inequality, Employment Discrimination, Labor Economics, Racial Inequality, Urban Economics
Jesse Rothstein Public Policy
Keywords: Tax Policy, Economic Policy, Education, Labor and Employment, Program Evaluation, Public Finance, Quantitative Methods
Social Welfare
Anu Manchikanti Gomez Social Welfare
Keywords: Sexual and Reproductive Health, HIV Prevention, Gender Equit, Violence against Women, Transgender Health, Health Equity, Social Determinants of Health
Erin Kerrison Social Welfare
Keywords: legal epidemiology, privatization of healthcare, criminal justice organization and policy
Irene Bloemraad Sociology
Keywords: Immigration, political sociology, race & ethnicity, social movements, nationalism, research methods, Canada
Claude Fischer Sociology
Keywords: Personal networks, social history, social psychology, urban, technology
David Harding Sociology
Keywords: poverty, inequality, causal inference, mixed methods, incarceration and prisoner reentry, education, neighborhood effects, urban communities, adolescence
Heather Haveman Sociology
Keywords: Organizational theory, economic sociology, historical sociology, entrepreneurship, organizational demography, gender, careers and social mobility
Mara Loveman Sociology
Keywords: Comparative and historical sociology, political sociology, ethnoracial politics, development, demography, Latin America
Trond Petersen Sociology
Keywords: Organizations, social stratification, inequality, economic sociology, comparative studies, quantitative methods
Daniel Schneider Sociology
Keywords: Social Demography, Inequality, Family, Wealth and Household Finance
Ann Swidler Sociology
Keywords: Culture, religion, theory, institutionalization, African responses to HIV/AIDS