Demography studies population dynamics, how exposure to environmental stressors influence maternal and fetal health, understanding demographic data to determine whether environmental changes can shift social behavior
How the experience of pregnancy alters disease-risk and how acculturative stress may account for health disparities in the United States.
Community Health Sciences (Public Health)
Health disparities among different Asian and Pacific Islander ethnic groups
The intersection of mental and physical health.
Reproductive health, fertility and contraception preferences, reproductive health decision making in families and communities, global and domestic SRH, STD transmission patterns
Neighborhood dynamics and individual welfare, inequality and social/economic mobility, as well as the social dimensions of health
Publicly funded systems and their effect on population health outcomes
Positive youth development, interaction between social structures, environmental factors, and social networks to influence behaviors of substance abuse, violence, and crime
Health promotion and disease prevention at the community and population level, improving access to culturally and linguistically relevant services among marginalized communities
Health disparities, life course, neighborhood health effects, multigenerational households, intergenerational stress proliferation
Racism, immigration, stratification, and how the intersection of these creates health disparities
Gender and health disparities, fertility decision-making in the context of chronic illness
How racial residential segregation creates barriers and facilitators of health and wellness
The effects of various public health and nutrition programs and policies on different populations, especially on young children from low-income families
Non-biological, behavioral risk factors of obesity within the social and physical environments of neighborhoods, social determinants of obesity, relationship between neighborhood-level poverty and obesity among Asian immigrants
Impacts of economic development and public policy on health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries
Gender-based violence and sexual and reproductive health disparities in Muslim, South Asian, and Arab women and adolescents. Access and utilization of reproductive health care in these communities.
Social determinants of sexual and reproductive health among marginalized and underrepresented populations, including women, adolescents, LGBTQ+, and migrant and refugee, both globally and in the United States.
Projects that focus on the quantitative study of immigrant populations and the effects of structural inequities on population health outcomes.
How health systems can address the growing burden of non-communicable diseases
The psychosocial and physiological mechanisms that distinguish Physical-Mental Health Risk (PMHR) among Black Americans.
Social determinants of health, the economic and social processes, results in health inequities within the population
Domestic and global maternal and child health (MCH)
Mental health stigma reduction and service access in Asian & Pacific Islander communities, particularly Filipino, Samoan, Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Laotian communities
Fertility, Sexual and Reproductive Health
Economics (Letters and Sciences)
Health, Education and Labor Economics
Health economics, Medicare and Medicaid
Education, applied microeconomics
Applied microeconomics, labor economics, immigration economics, health economics
Labor Economics, Immigration, Economic History
Private prisons in respect to how it affects social capital
Educational economics, Efficient mechanism that assigns students to high schools or universities in centralized systems like the one in New York
Human capital development, welfare analysis
Applied microeconomics, household economics, labor economics
Intersection of labor market regulation, efficiency, and social mobility
Causes and evolution of inequality
Language processing, programming
Early childhood education, human capital accumulation, occupational choice under uncertainty, poverty and cash transfer programs and crime prevention
Applied microeconomics, determinants and consequences of fertility changes
Labor economics, applied microeconomics, economics of education, empirical microeconomics
Urban, labor, and public economics
Applied microeconomics, labor economics
Immigration, Innovation, Urban Economics, Economic History
Modeling of household intertemporal choice, especially retirement, bequests, and migration, and tournament/dynamic contracting models of labor markets
Behavior of individuals with respect to their health and how this interacts with their work decisions over the life-cycle
Labor and Public Finance
Long-term social mobility, modern education’s development and its impact on human capital accumulation and economic development
Education, income inequality, gender gap
Education and Information Studies
intersectionality, economic history, education inequality, youth incarceration
Socioeconomic and racial and ethnic disparities in youths’ educational attainment
Epidemiology (Letters and Sciences)
Applying causal inference methods to large observational epidemiology studies, specifically within cardiovascular disease and obesity.
Applied statistical methods to aid causal inference in observational epidemiology studies
Intersection of urban design and public health
Environmental risk factors, development of diseases
Gender, masculinities, work and employment, women’s economic empowerment, violence, inequality, labor, social policy
Geography (Letters and Sciences)
Global Economics and Management
Political economy, urban and population economics
Health Policy and Management
Child and maternal health, food security, social determinants, poverty, health disparities, health behavior, decision analysis
Global health care delivery and health systems, with a particular focus in HIV/AIDS treatment and and care models for vulnerable populations
Improving access to health care and services for vulnerable populations
Intersection of migrant population dynamics, global policy, and health, and work to link international frameworks to population level health outcomes
Social, behavioral, and biological determinants of adverse birth outcomes
Electoral behavior in democracies, shifts in the distribution of age, race, and gender, shifts in the ideological views predominating in the electorate
The political behaviour of individuals and groups in developed democracies.
How individual preferences and social networks drive political accountability and economic development in developing countries
International and comparative political economy, international migration, immigrant integration, economic development, inequality, intergenerational debt, and political representation, which falls into demography broadly defined.
Psychology (Letters and Sciences)
Mood and anxiety disorders, suicidality, non-suicidal self-injury in ethnic minority and marginalized populations
Eating behaviors, physical health disparities in relation to socioecomic status
Sociology (Letters and Sciences)
Study of higher educational attainment patterns and labor market outcomes, both earnings and non-pecuniary outcomes that might impact quality of life
Social determinants to health and wellness outcomes
Race and Ethnicity, Mixed-Race Population, Social Stratification/Inequality
International migration, demography, social stratification and mobility, quantitative methods
Stratification, migration, higher education
How organizational networks in health systems impact patient outcomes, implementation of medical innovations, documentation of the best practices
Sexuality, health, same sex families
International migration, political sociology, citizenship and political rights in Latin America, comparative and historical sociology
Inequality across and within urban and suburban neighborhoods in the United States.
Economic sociology, neighborhood dynamics, individual welfare, inequality
Inequality in education and the labor market, causal inference
Demography, stratification, migration
The intersection of immigration and migration.
Social stratification, higher education, and economic sociology
Family, social stratification and mobility, education
International migration, stratification, youth development using quantitative methodology
Migration, social stratification, social networks
Mixed methods quantitative and ethnographic research
Race and ethnic relations, social inequality, education, Mexican Americans/Latinos
Intersection stratification, immigration
International migration, health, international development, demography
Immigration, undocumented population, health and aging, education
International migration, labor markets, work, organizations, immigration law, entrepreneurship
Understanding how contextual characteristics (family, housing, neighborhood, school and environment) interact and act as risk factors or protectors across the life-course
Immigrant incorporation, social mobility
Institutional and structural factors that shape market transactions between consumers and producers
Residential displacement of low-income and demographic change
Social, structural, and psychological ramifications of intimate interracial relationships, multiracial identity, race relations and intergroup relations, social psychology, social demography
International migration, social stratification, U.S. immigration law, non-immigrant Visa applicants, social networks
Social stratification, education, social demography
Youth employment policies and programs, gender, comparative policy analysis, and evaluation
Adult incarcerated populations and barriers to upward mobility post-incarceration with focus on examining programs and institutional processes that prepare individuals for reintegration.
Understanding the determinants, implications, and consequences of family planning policies globally and its implications for aging societies
Factors contributing to adolescent development and mental health, specifically among transgender adolescents.
Adolescents, children, and low-income families, and in particular on the parenting and caregiving structures related to the positive development of adolescents.
Suicide methods and mortality; gun violence; family violence; women’s issues; race relations and mental health disparities; policy interventions.
Health equity, social determinants of physical and mental health
Critical consciousness development, sociopolitical development among youth of various ethnic groups
Impact of living in high crime neighborhoods on school and community structures
Immigrant health, groups with multiple migrations, psychological distress
Relationships between housing and socioeconomic exclusion, particularly as observed through patterns of residential segregation
Land use planning, affordable housing policy
Neighborhood dynamics, income inequality, environmental justice, civic participation in disadvantaged communities
Intersection between internal migration and economic development
Neighborhoods and poverty, affordable housing policy, urban economics, transportation and land use, international development
Racial segregation, neighborhood patterns, housing choice
Global urban poverty and inequality, international housing policy, urban development