Leadership

Joshua Goldstein

Joshua Goldstein

Director
Josh Goldstein directs the Population Center, and is also Chancellor's Professor of Demography. He joined the UC Berkeley faculty in 2013 after serving as Executive Director of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany. His research interest include fertility, marriage, mathematical demography, racial and ethnic demography, and population aging. He serves as PI on the CenSoc Project, linking the Full Count 1940 Census with Social Security death records, and is Director of the Workshop in Formal Demography.

William Dow

Associate Director
William Dow, CEDA Director, is the Kaiser Permanente Professor of health economics at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and previously served as Senior Economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers. His research focuses on the economics of global health changes. He currently is also PI on CADAS, a study to understand aging and dementia in the Caribbean.

Leora Lawton, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Population Center
Leora Lawton provides organizational leadership to the Berkeley Population Center. In addition she is also a research scientist with the UC Berkeley Social Networks Study (UCNets), CenSoc, and Director of Cal-ADAR: Advancing Diversity in Demography of Aging Research, an undergraduate training program in demography. She is also co-director of the Development Core.

Maria Hernandez

Center Manager
Maria Hernandez joined the Population Sciences team in summer 2020 to assist with all aspects of operations and administrative management of BPC and CEDA. She has an MPH from Yale University, and a BA from Johns Hopkins in biology and Spanish literature. With that solid understanding of research goals and process, Maria has been helping out researchers at Berkeley with their grants for nearly 20 years,