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
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
Elizabeth Vasile Demography
Keywords: migrations, diasporas, mobilities
evasile@berkeley.edu
Kenneth W. Wachter Demography
Keywords: historical demography, mathematical demography
wachter@demog.berkeley.edu
Economics
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
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
Environmental Science Policy and Management
Wayne Getz Environmental Science Policy and Management
Keywords: population modeling epidemiology
wgetz@berkeley.edu
External Affiliates
John R. Wilmoth External Affiliates
Keywords: morbidity and mortality, life expectancy, life span, forecasting, comparative studies, parametric models
Haas School of Business
Paul Gertler Haas School of Business
Keywords: health economics, impact evaluation, development economics
gertler@haas.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
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
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
Public Policy
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