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

Posdoc Dept. of Economics, Stanford University


Belén Unzueta

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

Postdoctoral Fellow, Penn-Mellon Just Futures Initiative


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

Resident Physician, UCLA Health


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, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


Shuang Yo-Yo Chen

Family Size in Low-Fertility China:  Determinants and Effects

Assistant Professor, Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science


Ian Lundberg

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

Assistant Professor, Department of Information Science, Cornell University


Christopher Hale

Mass Migration and Social Change

Senior Policy Analyst, APPRISE


Daniela Urbina Julio

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

Postdoctoral Researcher, Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science, Department of Sociology, University of Oxford


Theresa F. Andrasfay

Health Across the Life Course

Postdoctoral Fellow, Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California


Rebecca A. Johnson

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

Assistant Professor, Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy


Hannah M. Korevaar

Spatial Demographic and Epidemiology of Measles

Research Scientist, Meta


Federica Querin

Causes and Consequences of Low Fertility in Western Countries

Postdoc, University of Bologna


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, Education Policy Division, University of Pennsylvania


Sarah A. James

The Role of Sleep in the Status Attainment Process

Survey Statistician, Center for Economic Study, US Census Bureau

Population Health Science Postdoctoral Fellow, Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota


Celeste Marin

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

Adjunct Professor of Global Health, Drexel University Dornside School of Public Health


Joel J. Mittleman

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

Assistant Professor, Sociology, University of Notre Dame


Emilce A. Santana

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

Assistant Professor, Sociology Department, Texas A&M University


Cheng C. Cheng

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

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Singapore Management University


Angela R. Dixon

The Color of Inequity: Perceptions of Discrimination in Latin America

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Emory University


Angelina Grigoryeva

Household Economies in the Context of Financialization and Population Aging

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

Visiting Scientist, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


Zitsi Mirakhur

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

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation, University of Kentucky


Janeria A. Easley

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

Assistant Professor, Department of African American Studies, Emory University


Kerstin Gentsch

How Admission Policy Shapes College Access: Evidence from Two Sectors

Senior Policy Analyst, Office of Policy Research at the City University of New York (CUNY)


Joanne W. Golann

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

Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Education, Vanderbilt University


Aaron J. Gottlieb

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

Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago


Patrick Ishizuka

Culture or Constraints? Parenthood and the Persistence of Inequality

Assistant Professor, Sociology, Washington University in St. Louis


Jonathan C. Tannen

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

Research Engingeering Manager, Meta Responsible AI


Saul Thorkelson

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

J.D. Candidate, Public Service Scholar, Cardozo School of Law


Amy K. Winter

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

Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The University of Georgia


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

Zillow, Seattle WA


Kristin Bietsch

Men and Contraception in sub-Saharan Africa

Senior Demographer, Avenir Health


Diane Coffey

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

Assistant Professor, Sociology and Population Research Center, University of Texas at 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, University of Texas at Austin

Population Research Center, Center on Aging and Population Sciences


Laura B. Nolan

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

Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research


Takudzwa Sayi

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

Senior Service Fellow (Epidemiologist), Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Elizabeth Sully

An Intimate Epidemic: HIV and Marriage in Rural Uganda

Principal Research Scientist, Guttmacher Institute


Megan Todd

Socioeconomic Status and Health: A Role for Immune Function?

Chief Epidemiologist, Philadelphia Department of Public Health


Naomi Sugie

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

Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law and Societ, 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 and Co-Coordinator of Internship Program, Migration Policy Institute, Washington, DC


Jayanti Owens

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

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


John Palmer

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

Professor, Department of Political and Social Sciences, Pompeu Fabra University


Michelle Phelps

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

Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Minnesota


Wendy Sheldon

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

Adjunct Instructor, University at Buffalo School of Social Work 


LaTonya J. Trotter

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

Associate Professor, Department of Bioethics and Humanities, University of Washington


Erik Vickstrom

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

Principal Demographer, Lead of Demographic and Decennial Research Group, U.S. Census Bureau


Audrey Dorelien

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

Co-Director of the Population Training Program, University of Minnesota

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

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Public Health Program, Franklin and Marshall College


Daniel J. Schneider

Wealth and the Propensity to Marry

Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Sociology, Harvard Kennedy School


Pratikshya Bohra-Mishra 

Migration and Remittances During the Period of Civil Conflict in Nepal

Director of Research and Planning, Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Elizabeth A. Gummerson

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

Associate Research Scientist, ICAP at Columbia University


Tin-chi Lin

Essays on Fertility Preference, Social Change, and Living Arrangements

Data Scientist, Biogen Inc.


Kevin O'Neil

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

Managing Director, New Frontiers at The Rockefeller Foundation


Rania Salem

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

Associate Professor Sociology, University of Toronto


Silvia Heidi Ullmann

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

Project Management Advisor, Office of the Assistant Director at Pan American Health Organization


Sofya Aptekar

Immigrant Naturalization and Nation-Building in North America

Associate Professor of Urban Studies, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies


Nicholas Ehrmann

Yellow Brick Road. The Roots of Academic Underperformance in Washington D.C.

Account Executive, General Commercial, Salesforce


Petra Nahmias

The Social Epidemiology of Maternal Obesity in Egypt

Chief of Population and Social Statistics Section, United Nations ESCAP


Analia S. Olgiati

Health, Mortality and Migration in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group


Sharon H. Bzostek

Social Fathers in Fragile Families: Prevalence, Predictors and Influence

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Rutgers University

Faculty Affiliate, Institute of Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University

Research Associate, Center for Research on Child Well-Being, Princeton University


Valerie Lewis

Slums and Children's Disadvantage: The Case of India

Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Kimberly Smith

Essays on the Determinants of Health and Mortality

Senior Director, International Foundation and NGO Partnerships, Mathematica

Senior Principal Researcher, Mathematica


Rebecca Casciano

"By Any Means Necessary": The American Welfare State and Machine Politics in Newark's North Ward

Founder and President, Glass Frog


Conrad Hackett

Religion and Fertility in the United States: The Influence of Affiliation, Region, and Congregation

Associate Director of Research and Senior Demographer, Pew Research Center

Visiting Research Professor, Maryland Population Research Center


Emily M. Moiduddin

Understanding the Sources of Racial and Gender Disparities in Early Childhood Aggression

Director of Early Childhood Research, Mathematica


Christine Percheski

Women's Employment, Family Structure, and Social Inequality

Associate Professor of Sociology, Institute for Policy Research Faculty Fellow, Northwestern University


David Potere

Mapping the World's Cities: An Examination of Global Urban Maps and Their Implications for Conservation Planning

Senior Advisor, Indigo


Samir S. Soneji

Aging, Disability, and Continuous Time Demographic Methodology

Associate Professor, Department of Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Christopher James Wildeman

Parental Incarceration, the Prison Boom, and the Intergenerational Transmission of Stigma and Disadvantage

Professor of Sociology, Duke University


Meredith Alyce Kleykamp

Military Service and Minority Opportunity

Associate Chair, Department of Sociology, University of Maryland


Jake Rosenfeld

What Unions No Longer Do: Economic and Political Consequences of Union Decline in the Post-Accord Era

Professor of Sociology, Washington University - St. Louis


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