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
mlanderson@berkeley.edu
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
gilless@berkeley.edu
Ethan Ligon Agricultural & Resource Economics
Keywords: applied econometrics, development economics, household allocations
ligon@are.berkeley.edu
Jeremy Magruder Agricultural & Resource Economics
Keywords: unemployment, networks, HIV/AIDS
jmagruder@berkeley.edu
Berkeley Law
Jonathan Simon Berkeley Law
Keywords: sociology of law, mass incarceration
jsimon@law.berkeley.edu
City and Regional Planning
Jason Corburn City and Regional Planning
Keywords: environmental economics, health economics, climtae change
jcorburn@berkeley.edu
Demography
Magali Barbieri Demography
Keywords: mortality, formal demography
magali@demog.berkeley.edu
Carl Boe Demography
Keywords: mortality, formal demography, biodemography
boe@demog.berkeley.edu
Gretchen Donehower Demography
Keywords: microsimulation, intergenerational transfers, time-use
gretchen@demog.berkeley.edu
Ryan Edwards Demography
Keywords: economics of aging and health, macroeconomics, public finance, economic demography, national security, immigration
ryanedw@berkeley.edu
Dennis Feehan Demography
Keywords: sampling, mortality, migration, computational social science
feehan@berkeley.edu
Joshua Goldstein Demography
Keywords: fertility, population aging, social demography, formal demography
josh@demog.berkeley.edu
Eugene Hammel Demography
Keywords: statistical and formal analysis, stratification, historical demography, microsimulation, anthropological demography
gene@demog.berkeley.edu
Jennifer Johnson-Hanks Demography
Keywords: kinship, reproduction, social practice
Johnsonhanks@demog.berkeley.edu
Leora Lawton Demography
Keywords: family demography, intergenerational relationships, social networks
llawton@berkeley.edu
Ronald Lee Demography
Keywords: mathematical demography, intergenerational transfers, economic demography
rlee@demog.berkeley.edu
Carl Mason Demography cmason@berkeley.edu
Elizabeth Vasile Demography
Keywords: migrations, diasporas, mobilities
evasile@berkeley.edu
Kenneth W. Wachter Demography
Keywords: historical demography, mathematical demography
wachter@demog.berkeley.edu
Economics
Alan Auerbach Economics
Keywords: domestic and international tax policy; fiscal policy and demographic change; inequality and tax policy
auerbach@econ.berkeley.edu
David Card Economics
Keywords: economics, labor, welfare, affirmative action, minimum wages, race, uninsured, employment training
card@econ.berkeley.edu
Stefano DellaVigna Economics
Keywords: behavioral economics, experimental design
sdellavi@econ.berkeley.edu
Ben Handel Economics
Keywords: Health Insurance Markets, Decision-Making Under Uncertainty, Health Care Provision
handel@berkeley.edu
Shachar Kariv Economics
Keywords: Social networks, social learning, personal and social preferences
kariv@econ.berkeley.edu
Ulrike M. Malmendier Economics
Keywords: Corporate Finance, Behavioral Finance, Behavioral Economics, Economics of Organizations, Contract Theory, Law & Finance, Economics Of Institutions, Economics And Psychology
ulrike@econ.berkeley.edu
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
mcfadden@econ.berkeley.edu
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.
cega@berkeley.edu
Enrico Moretti Economics
Keywords: labor and urban economics, wage inequality, local labor markets, cities
moretti@berkeley.edu
Richard Sutch Economics
Keywords: Historical Perspectives on Economic Policy Issues, Economics and Demography of Aging, Immigration, Economics of Slavery and Reconstruction
richard.sutch@ucr.edu
Environmental Science Policy and Management
Wayne Getz Environmental Science Policy and Management
Keywords: population modeling epidemiology
wgetz@berkeley.edu
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.
staal@nus.edu.sg
James Carey External Affiliates
Keywords: longevity, biodemography
jrcarey@ucdavis.edu
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
jhj1@stanford.edu
Andrew Mason External Affiliates
Keywords: Population economics, macroeconomics, economic growth, intergenerational transfers
amason@hawaii.edu
Luis Rosero-Bixby External Affiliates
Keywords: longevity, fiscal impacts of aging, health in Latin America
lrosero@mac.com
David Steinsaltz External Affiliates
Keywords: Stochastic processes, biodemography, mathematical biology
steinsal@stats.ox.ac.uk
Shripad Tuljapurkar External Affiliates
Keywords: stochastic dynamics of populations, senescence, aging and fiscal balance
tulja@stanford.edu
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
emilioz@uw.edu
Haas School of Business
Paul Gertler Haas School of Business
Keywords: health economics, impact evaluation, development economics
gertler@haas.berkeley.edu
Ming Hsu Haas School of Business
Keywords: Cognitive Neuroscience, neural basis of economic and consumer decision-making
mhsu@haas.berkeley.edu
Jonathan Kolstad Haas School of Business
Keywords: health economics, applied microeconomics
jkolstad@berkeley.edu
David Levine Haas School of Business
Keywords: Economic decision-making and environmentally safe and sustainable behaviors, such as adoption of cookstoves, safe water methods
levine@haas.berkeley.edu
Don Moore Haas School of Business dmoore@haas.berkeley.edu
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
Judith Campisi Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Jcampisi@lbl.gov
Psychology
Richard Ivry Psychology ivry@berkeley.edu
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
babrams@berkeley.edu
Jennifer Ahern Public Health
Keywords: Social epidemiology, neighborhoods, substance use, risk factors
jahern@berkeley.edu
Martha Madison Campbell Public Health
Keywords: reproductive rights
campbell@berkeley.edu
Ralph Catalano Public Health
Keywords: economics, health care, jobs, labor, unemployment on health, mortality
rayc@berkeley.edu
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
jdeardorff@berkeley.edu
William Dow Public Health
Keywords: health economics, global health, economic demography, health policy
wdow@berkeley.edu
Brenda Eskenazi Public Health
Keywords: pesticides, health behavior, social support, agriculture, morbidity, farm
eskenazi@berkeley.edu
Lia Fernald Public Health
Keywords: poverty, obesity, child development, public health nutrition,Latino health, Mexican-Americans and other immigrant groups
fernald@berkeley.edu
Darlene Francis Public Health
Keywords: biological basis of health disparities, stress
darlenefrancis@berkeley.edu
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
sylviag@berkeley.edu
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
tiara@berkeley.edu
Seth M. Holmes Public Health
Keywords: Immigration, health effects, medical anthropology, HIV
sethmholmes@berkeley.edu
Barbara Laraia Public Health
Keywords: Household food insecurity, Food and social environment, Health disparities, Perinatal Epi, Obesity, Diabetes, Dietary assessment methods
blaraia@berkeley.edu
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
mmujahid@berkeley.edu
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)
anjeter@berkeley.edu
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
eozer@berkeley.edu
Nancy Padian Public Health
Keywords: Epidemiology and prevention of sexually transmitted infectionsincluding HIV, Reproductive health, Design of public health interventions, Impact evaluation
npadian@berkeley.edu
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
potts@berkeley.edu
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
ndola@berkeley.edu
Lee Riley Public Health
Keywords: Field epidemiology, international health, slum health, Molecular epidemiology of tuberculosis
lwriley@berkeley.edu
Dorothy Thornton Public Health dthornto@berkeley.edu
Public Policy
Daniel Acland Public Policy
Keywords: Benefit-Cost Analysis, Behavioral Economics, Behavior Change, Public Health
acland@berkeley.edu
Alex Gelber Public Policy
Keywords: Economic Policy, Public Finance, Tax Policy, Poverty & Inequality, Budget/Finance Social Security, Family Policy, Retirement decisions, retirement savings
agelber@berkeley.edu
Hilary Hoynes Public Policy
Keywords: Tax Policy, Labor and Employment, Poverty & Inequality, Children, Youth and Families, Government
hoynes@berkeley.edu
Rucker Johnson Public Policy
Keywords: health disparities, intergenerational mobility
ruckerj@berkeley.edu
Jane Mauldon Public Policy
Keywords: Demography, Children, Youth & Families, Program Evaluation, Race & Ethnicity, Quantitative Methods, Social Welfare, Health, Poverty
jmauldon@berkeley.edu
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
stevenraphael@berkeley.edu
Jesse Rothstein Public Policy
Keywords: Tax Policy, Economic Policy, Education, Labor and Employment, Program Evaluation, Public Finance, Quantitative Methods
rothstein@berkeley.edu
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
anugomez@berkeley.edu
Sociology
Irene Bloemraad Sociology
Keywords: Immigration, political sociology, race & ethnicity, social movements, nationalism, research methods, Canada
bloemr@berkeley.edu
Claude Fischer Sociology
Keywords: Personal networks, social history, social psychology, urban, technology
fischer1@berkeley.edu
David Harding Sociology
Keywords: poverty, inequality, causal inference, mixed methods, incarceration and prisoner reentry, education, neighborhood effects, urban communities, adolescence
dharding@berkeley.edu
Heather Haveman Sociology
Keywords: Organizational theory, economic sociology, historical sociology, entrepreneurship, organizational demography, gender, careers and social mobility
hoynes@berkeley.edu
Mara Loveman Sociology
Keywords: Comparative and historical sociology, political sociology, ethnoracial politics, development, demography, Latin America
mloveman@berkeley.edu
Trond Petersen Sociology
Keywords: Organizations, social stratification, inequality, economic sociology, comparative studies, quantitative methods
trond@haas.berkeley.edu
Daniel Schneider Sociology
Keywords: Social Demography, Inequality, Family, Wealth and Household Finance
djschneider@berkeley.edu
Ann Swidler Sociology
Keywords: Culture, religion, theory, institutionalization, African responses to HIV/AIDS
swidler@berkeley.edu