PEOPLE
Students

More than 60 Ph.D. students from various graduate fields have affiliated with the CPC. Affiliation provides students with numerous resources and opportunities to develop demographic knowledge and skills.

Why Affiliate?

  • interact with students and faculty with wide-ranging interests in population studies
  • meet with visiting scholars who present CPC seminars
  • receive free computer consultations and training in the use of specialized software and data sets
  • receive travel funds for the annual Population Association of America meetings
  • sign up for the demography minor
  • help organize the annual student-run conference, bringing scholars from across the country to Cornell
  • participate in the annual CPC Encore Conference, showcasing CPC student and faculty presentations from annual meetings elsewhere

To affiliate, graduate students should click on the red “Become an Affiliate” button located at the bottom left corner of this web page. Please provide your name, e-mail address, graduate field, research interests, and your advisor’s name.

Graduate Student Reading Group
For each meeting, a participant will serve as the leader, providing 2 or 3 articles and/or chapters to read related to their topic of interest . This group will facilitate student exposure to a breadth of literature across all of population studies and also develop some cross-disciplinary links.

If you are interested in participating, please just send your name, department, and general area of interest/specialty to Erin Oates.

 


 

CPC Student Affiliates

Applied Economics & Management
Dennis Becker
Research interests: development economics; international trade; informality
 
Leah Bevis
Research interests: development economics; international food systems; informal markets; household nutrition; inequality
 
Sylvia Blom
Research interests: health; development
 
Maulik Jagnani
Research interests: development economics; behavioral economics; applied econometrics
 
Rhiannon Jerch
Research interests: labor economics; economics of inequality; public policy
 
Ellen McCullough
Research interests: demographic transition in Sub-Saharan Africa
 
Andrew Simons
Research interests: demographic transitions stimulated by social safety nets; food security and food systems; role of NGOs in poverty reduction
 
Vidhya Soundararajan
Research interests: development economics; labor economics; informal market contracts
 
Andrew Waxman
Research interests: labor economics; environmental economics; applied econometrics
 
City & Regional Planning
Sukhum Charoenkajonchai
Research interests: economic development of Asia; economic modeling
 
Jialie Chen
Research interests: regional and urban economics
 
Jae Beum Cho
Research interests: social capital; entrepreneurship; economic development; corporate demography
 
Yunji Kim
Research interests: local government; public services; community wellbeing; inequality; citizen participation
 
Daniel Kuhlmann
Research interests: land use; transportation; housing; public finance
 
Amanda Micklow
Research interests: demographic changes in the American suburb; intersection of gender, class and race in the built environment
 
Dafeng Xu
Research interests: migration; labor; economic demography; social networks
 
Design & Environmental Analysis
Kristin Aldred Cheek
Research interests: environments that support sustainable behavior
 
Development Sociology
Rodrigo Alatriste-Diaz
Research interests: US-Mexico migrations; immigrant youth
 
Omar Moussa Ali
Research interests: population dynamics; fertility transition; population and development in Africa
 
Amit Anshumali
Research interests: economic development; labor migration; transitions from agrarian to industrial employment
 
Paul Berry
Research interests: spatial inequality; rural-urban migration; life course analysis
 
Isha Bhatnagar
Research interests: fertility trends in India
 
Ashon Bradford
Research interests: social inequality; rural education; life chances
 
Emme Edmunds
Research interests: family planning policy and provision; health care services
 
Sneha Kumar
Research interests: international development; gender inequality; family demography; social policy
 
Olajumoke Warritay
Research interests: poverty; inequality
 
Economics
Jason Cook
Research interests: labor economics; economics of education; inequality studies
 
Angela Cools
Research interests: labor economics; urban economics; demography; economics of religion
 
Lawrence Jin
Research interests: health economics; behavioral economics; experimental economics
 
Miriam Larson-Koester
Research interests: gender labor economics
 
Daniel Lau
Research interests: health economics; education; public finance
 
Jaesun Lee
Research interests: behavioral economics; public economics
 
Corbin Miller
Research interests: family demography; family health
 
Ross Milton
Research interests: public economics; labor economics
 
Naveen Sunder
Research interests: development economics; applied econometrics; policy analysis
 
Caroline Walker
Research interests: economics of education; labor economics; inequality
 
Barton Willage
Research interests: health; public policy
 
Qi Wu
Research interests: family and children; fertility decisions; female labor participation
 
Government
Hajer Al-Faham
Research interests: immigration; identity politics; citizenship
 
AshLee Smith Garrett
Research interests: public/social policy; inequality; poverty; race and ethnicity
 
Delphia Shanks
Research interests: poverty and inequality; social policy
 
Gaurav Toor
Research interests: migration; inequality; ethnicity; conflict in African countries
 
Human Development
William DeFraine
Research interests: behavioral economics; cognitive control; emotion and cognition interactions
 
Elise Paul
Research interests: developmental psychology of suicidality and its associated mental illnesses
 
Qingfang Song
Research interests: child socio-emotional development; culture and memory; well being
 
Natural Resources
Shun Chonabayashi
Research interests: environmental economics; development economics; climate change
 
Chuan Liao
Research interests: geospatial analysis; field ecology; pastoralism; community development
 
Nirav Patel
Research interests: role of community perception, specifically the attitudes of educators and students towards RES and its impact on assessing REL
 
Nutritional Science
Tara Agrawal
Research interests: food security, obesity, and inequality
 
David E. Brown
Research interests: nutrition; meat consumption
 
Lanre Omotayo
Research interests: population health evaluation; child health in sub-saharan Africa
 
Elaine Yu
Research interests: infectious diseases; nutrition; limited resource environments
 
Policy Analyisis & Management
Mariana Amorim
Research interests: criminal policies; family policy; social stratification
 
Marisa Carlos
Research interests: health economics; health insurance; health disparities
 
Christine Coyer
Research interests: health economics; health behaviors; maternal and child health
 
Amanda Eng
Research interests: public economics; labor economics
 
Emily Parker
Research interests: health; housing; inequality
 
Jeffrey Swigert
Research interests: public economics; economics of the family; economics of education; health economics
 
Xiaolu Wang
Research interests: industrial organization; health economics; public finance
 
Sherry (Xing) Zhang
Research interests: health behaviors; health disparities
 
Psychology
Benjamin Ruisch
Research interests: how information supports preexisting beliefs; how reminders influence people
 
Regional Science
Karina Acosta
Research interests: demography; development economics; nutrition
 
Fernando Plascencia
Research interests: experimental economics; behavioral economics; social networks
 
Andres Castano Zuluaga
Research interests: regional labor markets; regional economics; economics of education; health economics
 
Sociology
Kyle Albert
Research interests: inequality; work and occupations; organizations
 
Meg Bea
Research interests: finance and inequality; economic sociology; social stratification
 
Rachel Behler
Research interests: health; inequality; social networks; economic sociology
 
Bridget Brew
Research interests: inequality; social stratification; race
 
Mauricio Bucca
Research interests: inequality; social mobility; poverty; and quantitative methods
 
Alexandra Cooperstock
Research interests: education; inequality; stratification; social mobility; poverty; life course
 
Brady (Alex) Currit
Research interests: social stratification; social networks; and health
 
Lucas Drouhot
Research interests: immigration; ethnicity; identity
 
Allison Dwyer Emory
Research interests: family and social policy; social and demographic impacts of incarceration on neighborhood and family dynamics
 
Jocelyn Fischer
Research interests: family; gender; the labor market
 
Maria Ramirez Flores
Research interests: inequality; education; gender
 
Alyssa Goldman
Research interests: sociology of health; social networks; aging; social stratification
 
Lauren Griffin
Research interests: gender; family; labor markets; inequality
 
Emily Hoagland
Research interests: gender inequality; politics and leadership; money
 
Lisha Liu
Research interests: economic sociology; social stratification; organizations
 
Yuanyuan Liu
Research interests: inequality and stratification; economic sociology; quantitative methodology
 
Yuqi Lu
Research interests: inequality studies
 
Paul Muniz
Research interests: American urban homelessness and precarious housing; race and education; social stratification
 
Emily Taylor Poppe
Research interests: social stratification; sociology of law; research methods
 
Chan Suk Suh
Research interests: political sociology; social movements; social inequality
 
Youngmin Yi
Research interests: inequality; social stratification; family; transitions to adulthood
 

 

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