Noreen Goldman

Director of the Information Core, Office of Population Research
Hughes-Rogers Professor of Demography and Public Affairs
243 Wallace Hall

D.Sc. Population Studies
Harvard University, 1977


Noreen Goldman is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of Demography and Public Affairs at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and is a Faculty Associate at the Office of Population Research. A specialist in demography and epidemiology, Goldman’s research examines the impact of social and economic factors on adult health and the physiological pathways through which these factors operate. She has designed several large-scale surveys, including one in Guatemala, focused on the determinants of illness and health care choices for women and children in rural areas, and a longitudinal data collection effort in Taiwan, focused on the linkages among the social environment, stress, physiological function, and health among older persons. Her current research examines racial and ethnic disparities in health and longevity in the US, with a focus on Latinos. She is co-investigator of a new large-scale field study of cardiovascular health among disadvantaged young adults in the US. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Guttmacher Institute, a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, a research scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation, Vice President of the Population Association of America, a member of numerous committees of the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences and the National Institutes of Health, and several editorial boards. In recent years, she has been a visiting professor at UCLA and the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. She has taught a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses in population, statistics, and epidemiology. She is the author or co-author of more than 200 articles in population, epidemiology, sociology and statistics journals and various book chapters and monographs.

Selected Publications

Qin B, Babel RA, Plascak JJ, et al. Neighborhood Social Environmental Factors and Breast Cancer Subtypes among Black Women

Goldman N. Nathan Keyfitz. In:  SAGE Research Methods Foundations. ; Forthcoming.

Plascak JJ, Llanos AAM, Qin B, et al. Visual Cues of the Built Environment and Perceived Stress among a Cohort of Black Breast Cancer SurvivorsHealth & Place. 2021;67

Andrasfay T, Goldman N. Reductions in 2020 US Life Expectancy Due to COVID-19 and the Disproportionate Impact on the Black and Latino PopulationsProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2021;118 (5)

Andrasfay T, Goldman N. American Inequality, Felt Painfully at BirthNY Daily News. 2020

Andrasfay T, Goldman N. Physical Functioning and Survival: Is the Link Weaker among Latino and Black Older Adults?Social Science & Medicine. 2020;255

Beltrán-Sánchez H, Goldman N, Pebley AR, Morales JF. Calloused Hands, Shorter Life? Occupation and Older Age Survival in MexicoDemographic Research. 2020;42 :875-900

Andrasfay T, Goldman N. Intergenerational Change in Birthweight: Effects of Foreign-born Status and Race/EthnicityEpidemiology. 2020;31 (5) :649-658

Gaydosh L, Belsky D, Glei D, Goldman N. Testing proposed quanitifications of biological aging in Taiwanese older adultsThe Journals of Gerontology: Series A. 2020

Corman JC, Glei DA, Goldman N, Weinstein M. Social Environment and Biomarkers of Aging StudyEncyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging. 2020

Verissimo J, Rugg MD, Pullman MY, et al. Early-Life Education May Help Bolster Declarative Memory in Old Age, Especially for WomenAging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition. 2020

Glei D, Goldman N, Weinstein M. A Growing Socioeconomic Divide: Effects of the Great Recession on Perceived Economic Distress in the United StatesPLOS ONE. 2019