OPR Alumni

OPR has a long and distinguished history training some of the nation’s most prominent demographers.



Hannah Postel

Records of Exclusion: Chinese Immigration in Historical Perspective


Belén Unzueta

Consensus or Conflict over Ethnoracial Categories? Classificatory Systems in Chile and Bolivia


Gina DelCorazon

Diversity from the top down:  Relational demography in the teacher and school leader workforce

Senior Research Scientist Bezos Academy


Sophie Moullin

The Self in Socio-Economic Stratification 


Gracie Himmelstein

Mechanisms of the Social Production of Population Health Inequality in the United States


Janet Xu

Organizational Diversity Programs and Individual Outcomes

Postdoctoral Fellow, Inequality in America Initiative, Harvard University


Wanru Xiong

Sex Ratio Imbalances in China

Research Assistant Professor at the HongKong University of Science and Technology


Shuang Yo-Yo Chen

Family Size in Low-Fertility China:  Determinants and Effects

Assistant Professor in International Social and Public Policy at the London School of Economics


Ian Lundberg

Research Begins with a Goal:  A Framework Illustrated by Gap-Closings Estimands

Postdoctoral Scholar, California Center for Population Research, UCLA

Assistant Professor, Department of Information Science, Cornell University


Christopher Hale

Mass Migration and Social Change

Senior Policy Analyst at APPRISE


Daniela Urbina Julio

When the Tables Turn: Marriage and Gender Inequality in Latin America

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science, University of Oxford


Theresa F. Andrasfay

Health Across the Life Course

Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Southern California


Rebecca A. Johnson

Zero-Sum Rights: Student Needs, Parental Intervention, and Hidden Rationing in K-12 Education

Assistant Professor, Program in Quantitative Social Science, Dartmouth College


Hannah M. Korevaar

Spatial Demographic and Epidemiology of Measles

Research Scientist, Facebook


Federica Querin

Causes and Consequences of Low Fertility in Western Countries

Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow, European University Institute


Etienne Breton

Modernization and Household Change in India

Postdoctoral Fellow, Population Aging Research Center University of Pennsylvania


Leah L. Gillion

Education, Political Ideology, and Academic Outcomes

Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Education, University of Pennsylvania


Sarah A. James

The Role of Sleep in the Status Attainment Process

Frank H.T. Rhodes Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University


Celeste Marin

It's about Time:Improving the Measurement of Time Use in Low-Resource Settings

Adjunct Professor, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University


Joel J. Mittleman

LGB Youth in America's Schools: New Evidence from a Changing Context

Tenure-Track Professor, Sociology Department, Notre Dame


Emilce A. Santana

Can Love Conquer All? Platonic and Romantic Relationships Across Ethnoracial Lines

Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University


Cheng C. Cheng

Women's Education, Intergenerational Coresidence, and Household Decision-Making in China

Assistant Professor, Singapore Management University


Angela R. Dixon

The Color of Inequity: Perceptions of Discrimination in Latin America

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Emory 


Angelina Grigoryeva

Household Economies in the Context of Financialization and Population Aging

Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto


Ayesha S. Mahmud

A Map for All Seasons: Tracking Transmission Dynamics and Mortality of Childhood Infections Through the Year

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Demography, University of California, Berkeley


Zitsi Mirakhur

With a Little Help from my Friends" Examining the Role of Peer Homophily in High School Success

Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky


Janeria A. Easley

Getting a Job, Getting to Work: Hidden Inequality in Spatial Mismatch Among US Ethnoracial Groups

Assistant Professor, African American Studies, Emory University


Kerstin Gentsch

How Admission Policy Shapes College Access: Evidence from Two Sectors

Senior Policy Analyst, Office of Policy Research, City University of New York


Joanne W. Golann

Scripting the Moves: Class, Control, and Urban School Reform

Assistant Professor of Public Policy, and Education, School of Education, Vanderbilt University, Peabody College


Aaron J. Gottlieb

Mass Incarceration in the United States: New Evidence on Implications and Ways Forward

Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Chicago, Jane Addams College of Social Work


Patrick Ishizuka

Culture or Constraints? Parenthood and the Persistence of Inequality

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Washington University, St. Louis


Jonathan C. Tannen

Measuring Cities’ Internal Demographic Change as the Movement of Emergent Boundaries

Research Scientist, Manager, Facebook


Saul Thorkelson

Diversity amidst Nationalism: Anti-Immigrant Sentiment and Democratic Inclusion in Europe and the United States

Site Director and Assistant Professor of Sociology, Bard College at Brooklyn Public Library


Amy K. Winter

Integrating Data, Demography, and Dynamics to Inform Vaccination Policy: Measles and Rubella in a Changing World

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University


Jessica Yiu

Tiger Children in "New" and "Old" Immigrant Destinations: Understanding the Low versus High Educational Expectations of Chinese Youth in Spain, Italy and the United States


Edward Berchick

The Evolving Importance of Early-Life Health for the Reproduction of Educational Disadvantage Across Birth Cohorts

Researcher, U.S. Census Bureau


Kristin Bietsch

Men and Contraception in sub-Saharan Africa

Data Analyst, Avenir Health


Diane Coffey

Little Women: Essays on Maternal Nutrition, Social Hierarchy and Health in India

Assistant Professor of Sociology & Population Research, University of Texas, Austin


Dennis Feehan

Network Reporting Methods

Assistant Professor, Department of Demography, University of California, Berkeley


Lauren Gaydosh

Beyond Orphanhood: Family Structure and Child Health in Tanzania

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, The University of Texas, Austin 


Laura B. Nolan

Three Essays on Child Health and Economic Wellbeing in Four Developing Countries

Researcher, Mathematica


Takudzwa Sayi

Relationship between Marriage and Fertility Changes in Six sub-Saharan African Counties

Evaluation Fellow, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Elizabeth Sully

An Intimate Epidemic: HIV and Marriage in Rural Uganda

Senior Research Scientist, The Guttmacher Institute


Megan Todd

Socioeconomic Status and Health: A Role for Immune Function?

Public Health Scientist and Director of the CDIP Data Lab, City of Philadelphia, Department of Public Health


Naomi Sugie

Finding Work: A Smartphone Study of Job Searching, Social Contact & Wellbeing After Prison

Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, Law and Society, University of California, Irvine


Laura Blue

Body Weight, Weight Change, and Mortality Risk

Senior Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research


Julia Gelatt

Immigration Status and Child Well-being in the United States

Senior Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Institute


Jayanti Owens

Habits that Make, Habits that Break: Gender, Children's Behavior Problems, and Educational Attainment Across Two Decades

Assistant Professor of Sociology and International and Public Affairs, Brown University


John Palmer

Activity-Space Segregation: Understanding Social Divisions in Space and Time

Marie Curie Research Fellow, Universitat Pompeu Fabra


Michelle Phelps

The Paradox of Probation: Understanding the Expansion of an "Alternative" to Incarceration during the Prison Boom

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota


Wendy Sheldon

The Correlates of Postpartum Blood Loss: Examination of Means and Markers for Risk Reduction

Director, Gynuity Health Projects


LaTonya J. Trotter

Medical Work/Nursing Work: Negotiating the Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Vanderbilt University


Erik Vickstrom

The Production and Consequences of Migrant Irregularity: Senegalese in France, Italy, and Spain

Senior Demographer and Group Lead, Demographic and Decennial Research, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau


Audrey Dorelien

Birth Seasonality in Sub-Saharan Africa: Its Determinants and Implications For Child Health

Assistant Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota


Emily A. Marshall

Population Problems? Demographic Knowledge and Fertility in Great Britain and France, 1945-2005


Daniel J. Schneider

Wealth and the Propensity to Marry

Professor of Public Policy and of Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley


Pratikshya Bohra-Mishra 

Migration and Remittances During the Period of Civil Conflict in Nepal

Director of Research and Planning, Massachusetts Parole Board


Elizabeth A. Gummerson

In Sickness and Wealth: Three Essays on Health, Human Capital and HIV in sub-Saharan Africa

Project Coordinator ICAP, Columbia University


Tin-chi Lin

Essays on Fertility Preference, Social Change, and Living Arrangements

Senior Biostatistician, Corrona, LLC


Kevin O'Neil

Challenging Change: Local Policies and the New Geography of American Immigration


Rania Salem

Economies of Courtship: Matrimonial Transactions and the Construction of Gender and Class Inequalities in Egypt


Silvia Heidi Ullmann

Perspectives on Social Inequality, Migration, and Health: Three Essays on Mexico

Health Statistician, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Mary Barber Breckenridge

Time Series Model of Age-Specific Fertility: An Application of Exploratory Data Analysis


Leila Thayer Erder

From Trade to Manufacture in Bursa: The Structure of a Turkish City 1835-1975


Howard Ross Hogan

Age Patterns of Infant Mortality