OPR Alumni

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


 

2021

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

2020

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

2019

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

2018

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 

2017

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

2016

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

2015

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

2014

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

2013

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

2012

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

2011

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

1976

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