Demography Alumni and Friends
The following alumni are grouped in cohort order, starting slightly before cohort 1 in 1979. Please send us updates as your information changes and let us know if we have made a mistake in your name or cohort (some of this information comes from ancient records!). Trainees and visitors are being added in based on their first year with the Demography department. Note that all webpage links open in new windows.
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Cohort 33, entering year: 2012
Cohort 32, entering year: 2011
- Jordan Beck (Econ MA, 2006; Demography MA, 2011)/ Researcher, Associate Global Insights Manager, The Clorox Company.
- Margarita (Rita) Chudnovskaya (Demography MA, 2012), PhD student, SUDA (Demography Unit, Dept of Sociology, Stockholm University).
- Po-chun Huang (Demography MA, 2013)
- Elizabeth (Eli) Mokyr-Horner (Public Policy PhD, 2012; NIA trainee, 2011-12). Spring, 2013: Postdoctorate, Stanford Medical School.
- Jeanette (Jan) VanDenBerg (Demography MA, 2012)
Cohort 31, entering year: 2009
- Sooyoung Kim (Demography M.A., 2011)
- Christine Ranshous (Demography MA, 2010)
- Maia Sieverding (Sociology and Demography PhD, 2012)
- Maria (Carol) Tomás (Sociology and Demography PhD, 2012) Consultant, Herkenhoff and Prates; Substitute Professor, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais.
Cohort 30, entering year: 2008
- Noli Brazil (Demography PhD, 2013) Postdoctoral Associate, Center for Research on Inequalities and the Life Course, Yale.
- Emily Buzzell (Demography M.A., 2009, Public Health M.A., 2010) Pathways to Housing, Washington DC
- Choongil Fleischman (Demography M.A., 2009) Project Manager, Location Labs, Emeryville, CA
- Daniel Levitis (Integrative Biology PhD., NIA Trainee, 2008-09) Research Scientist, Laboratory of Evolutionary Biodemography, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research. Currently Assistant Professor, Biodemography, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. (also Max Planck Odense Center on the Biodemography of Aging; Institute of Biology.)
- Alma Vega (Demography PhD, 2013), Postdoctorate, RAND Institute.
Cohort 29, entering year: 2007
- Kehinde (Kenny) F. Ajayi (Economics Ph.D. 2011, NICHD Trainee, 2007-08) Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Boston University.
- Shari Eli (Economics Ph.D. 2011, NICHD Trainee, 2007-08, NIA Trainee 2008-09) Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Toronto.
- Margaret (Maggie) Frye (Sociology and Demography PhD, 2013) Postdoctoral Fellowship, Sociology Department, Harvard; Global Scholar Socessful Societies Program, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. Fall 2015 will be Assistant Professor, Sociology Department, Princeton. Personal website.
- Jenny X. Liu (Public Health PhD, NIA Trainee, 2007-09). Economist, UCSF, Adjunct Staff Scientist, Rand Corporation.
- Gregory Martin (Demography M.A., 2008)
Personal website. Census Bureau, International Programs Center's Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Branch. I currently work at the U.S. Census Bureau for the International Programs Center. My work includes development of the CSPro (Census and Survey Processing System) software package, as well as providing technical assistance concerning data processing in developing countries.
- Sepideh Modrek (Health Services and Policy Analysis Ph.D., 2009, NIA Trainee, 2007-09) Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Medicine, Stanford. Currently Malaria Elimination Initiative Economist, Global Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco
- Ellen Smith (Demography M.A., 2008)
I work for Futures Group in Washington DC as a Demographer/Health Policy Analyst. I work on health policy, especially related to population/reproductive health and some on HIV/AIDS, in developing countries, and analyses of costs of these health policies. I work with (mostly population-based) models that analyze the potential impacts and costs of policies in these areas. A lot of my work is applied, but I also work on some research studies. I also worked for a few months at the World Bank on issues related to the shortage of health care workers in Africa.
Cohort 28, entering year: 2006
- Emerald Adams (Demography M.A., 2007) Project Coordinator, Hawaii Health Connector
- Catherine Barry (Sociology and Demography PhD, 2013), Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program Evaluator, Contractor at Veterans Health Administration.
- Emily Conover (Economics Ph.D., 2008; NICHD Trainee, 2006-07)
Assistant Professor, Hamilton College, Department of Economics
- Sarah Cowan (Sociology and Demography PhD, 2013), Robert Woods Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar, Columbia University.
- Christel Kesler (Sociology M.A.,, 2001, Sociology Ph.D., 2007; NIA Trainee, 2006-07)
Currently Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow, Nuffield College, University of Oxford. As of fall 2010, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Barnard College.
- Melissa Knox (Economics Ph.D., 2008; NICHD Trainee, 2006-07)
Research Associate, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington.
- Victor Lotti (Demography M.A., 2007)
Sr. Healthcare Economic Analyst, United Health Group. Directly after graduation I worked for Williams-Sonoma Inc. as a statistical modeling associate in their direct marketing department in San Francisco. Currently I am working for United Health Group as a Senior Healthcare Economic Analyst in Orange County, CA. My focus is on the ongoing Health Care reform. (January 2011)
- Melissa Sills (now Mia Bird) (Public Policy M.A., 2004, Demography M.A., 2007, Public Policy Ph.D. 2011) Current: Policy Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California; Lecturer, Public Policy, Mills College, Oakland
Cohort 27, entering year: 2005
- Yun-Hsiang Hsu (Demography M.A., 2006)
- Eddie Hunsinger (Demography M.A., 2006)
After graduation, I was a demographer for the Alaska Department of Labor for three years, and I'm now a demographer for the Colorado Department of Local Affairs. I have a webpage that I keep updated at:
- Nobuko Mizoguchi (Demography Ph.D., 2010). Research Associate, Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado.
- Eric Schiff (Demography M.A., 2006)
Having left my full-time position as a brewmaster, I am now at the Public Policy Institute of California (www.ppic.org) in the Social Policy and Population groups working on immigration and health policy projects. (March 2009)
- Emilio Zagheni (Demography PhD, 2010) Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Queens College, CUNY. Personal Website
- Sarah Zureick (Demography PhD, 2010), Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University.
Cohort 26, entering year: 2004
- Tim Bruckner (Public Health M.A., 2003, Epidemiology Ph.D., 2007; NICHD Trainee, 2004-05, NIA Trainee, 2005-06)
Assistant Professor, School of Social Ecology, UC Irvine
- Billy Li (1/2 year coursework only)
- Kate Jordan (Demography M.A., 2005)
I am currently working as an Analyst for the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development. After graduating from the Demography Department, I spent two years with the Public Policy Institute of California and two years with the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. I have also contributed to research at UCSF's Bixby Center and at a private consulting firm. (December 2009)
- Rachel Polimeni (Economics M.A., 2007, Economics Advanced to PhD Candidacy; NICHD Trainee, 2004-07).
- Christine Ranshous (Demography M.A., 2010)
- Kevin Stange (Economics Ph.D., 2008; NICHD Trainee, 2004-07)
Currently post-doc, Robert Wood Johnson Scholars in Health Policy, SPH, University of Michigan. As of January 2010, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan.
- Christopher Sullivan (Sociology and Demography PhD, 2013)
Cohort 25, entering year: 2003
- Pablo Comelatto (Demography M.A., 2004, Demography Ph.D., 2008)
Adjunct Professor, Microeconomics, Department of Economics, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Shannon Gleeson (Demography M.A., 2006, Sociology and Demography Ph.D., 2008)
Assistant Professor, Latin American and Latino Studies, UCSC.
- Sarah Megan Heller (Demography M.A., 2004)
I am currently working on my Ph.D. in Anthropology at UCLA. (October 2004)
- Hideaki Nakamura (Demography M.A., 2004)
Section Chief, Population Census Division, Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications, Tokyo, Japan.
- Brian Rostron (Demgraphy M.A., 2004, Demography Ph.D., 2008)
Research Fellow, National Center for Health Statistics.
Currently Associate Service Fellow, Centers for Disease Control.
- Aliya Saperstein (Demography M.A., 2005, Sociology and Demography Ph.D., 2008)
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Oregon
Cohort 24, entering year: 2002
- Gustavo Bobonis (Economics Ph.D., 2006; NICHD Trainee, 2002-2004)
I was a Demography Trainee at Berkeley during 2002-2004 and received a Ph.D. in Economics at Berkeley very recently - in May 2005 (I’m “PhinisheD”!). I have just moved to Toronto, Canada, to start my first job as Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Toronto. My current research focuses on social interactions and gender relations among households in developing countries, and the political economy of education and health policy in Latin America. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my webpage at http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~bobonis (December 2005).
- Michelle Deasy (Demography M.A., 2003)
Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch, San Francisco branch.
- Nancy Giunta (Social Welfare M.A.2002, Social Welfare Ph.D., 2007; NIA Trainee 2002-03)
Joint appointment, Assistant professor, Hunter College School of Social Work and Faculty Fellow at the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging and Longevity, CUNY.
- Michael Lin (Health Services and Policy Analysis Ph.D., 2006; NIA Trainee, 2002-03)
Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh
- Francisco (Paco) Martorell (Economics Ph.D., 2005; NICHD Trainee, 2002-2004)
Economist, RAND Corporation.
- Sarah Staveteig (Sociology and Demography PhD, 2011)
Senior Research Associate, ICF International (MEASURE-DHS).
- Bryan Sykes (Demography M.A., 2003, Sociology and Demography Ph.D., 2007)
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Sociology, University of Washington
- Sarah Tom (Demography M.A., 2003, Demography Ph.D., 2007)
After completing two postdocs that took me to the Medical Research Council in London, NIH in Washington, D.C., and the Group Health Research Institute in Seattle, I now call Galveston, Texas home. I am an assistant professor and BIRCWH (Building Interdisciplinary Careers in Women's Health) scholar in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health at the University of Texas Medical Branch. My research continues to focus on prevention and management of chronic health conditions and women's health in the transition from mid to later life. The island is about an hour away from Houston, so let me know if you are in the area. (Sept. 2010)
- Wiraporn Tontapas (Demography M.A., 2003)
College of Population Studies, Chulalongkorn University
Cohort 23, entering year: 2001
- Joyce Aivalotis (Demography M.A., 2004)
I am the Executive Officer of the US Coast Guard's Integrated Deepwater System - the largest acquisition effort in Coast Guard history. The $24 billion, 25 year program's mission is to recapitalize all major operational assets using a system of systems approach. Rather than replacing resources individually, we are building a fully integrated system of air, surface, logistics, and communications assets. Some of our new platforms were used in the response to Hurricane Katrina during which the US Coast Guard rescued over 34,000 people. Once again, I'm not using my Demography skills but am using the quantitative and analytical skills I developed at Berkeley. (December 2006)
- Douglas Almond (Economics Ph.D., 2002; NIA Trainee, 2001-02)
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Columbia University
- Ayesha Haroun (Demography M.A., 2002)
Attorney, Latham and Watkins, San Francisco
- Jane Herr (Public Policy M.A., 2000, Economics Ph.D., 2008; NICHD Trainee, 2001-03, 2005-06)
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Human Potential and Pulic Policy, The Harris School, University of Chicago.
- Margarete Kulik (Demography M.A., 2002)
Since the fall of 2008 I have been working as a researcher at the Department of Public Health at the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. I am currently involved in the EURO-GBD-SE project, a collaboration with the Global Burden of Disease Group. (May 2011)
- Trevon Logan (Demography M.A., 2003; Economics Ph.D., 2004)
Assistant Professor, Economics Department, Ohio State University
- Emiko Masaki(Demography M.A., 2002, Health Services and Policy Analysis Ph.D., 2004)
Asian Development Bank, Young Professional, Social Sectors Deivsion, Southeast Asia Department, Mandaluyong City, Philippines.(/0
- Bernardo Queiroz (Demography M.A., 2002, Demography Ph.D., 2005)
I am a Ph.D. graduate (2005). I moved back to Brazil in January 2006, and since August 2006 I am an Assitant Professor at the Department of Demography at Cedeplar/UFMG. My current research focus is on intergenerational transfers in Brazil (I am part of Ron's NTA team), adult mortality in developing countries (Latin America and Africa), and demographic methods. My teaching interests are economic demography and mortality (both substantive and methodological issues). Feel free to contact me at email@example.com or visit my webpage, http://sites.google.com/site/blanza/cv. I am also waiting for you to visit down here. (November, 2008)
- Stacy Sneeringer (Demgraphy M.A., 2003, Economics Ph.D., 2005)
Since finishing the PhD in Economics at Berkeley in 2005, I have been working as an Assistant Professor at Wellesley College. In terms of demography-related activities, I recently participated in the Demography Health Surveys Fellows program. I will be on sabbatical for 2008-2009 and look forward to presenting work that is joint with Trevon Logan on fertility and HIV in Africa. (May 2008)
- Rachel (Sullivan) Robinson (Demography M.A., 2002, Sociology and Demography Ph.D., 2007)
Assistant Professor, School of International Service, American University
- Daniel Williams (Demography M.A., 2002)
Sociologist/Demographer, Division of Reproductive Health, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Danzhen You (Demography M.A., 2002, Demography Ph.D., 2007)
Statistics and monitoring specialist, Division of Policy and Practice, UNICEF
- Elizabeth Handwerker (Weber) (Economics Ph.D., 2007; NIA Trainee, 2001-2005)
I have taken a job as a research economist with the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (January 2008)
Cohort 22, entering year: 2000
- Peter Brownell (Demography M.A., 2002, Sociology Ph.D., 2009)
Associate Social Scientist, RAND Corporation.
- Omer Gersten (Demography M.A., 2001, Demography Ph.D., 2005)
Research Fellow, Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica
Currently HMD project staff, UC Berkeley
- Yumiko Kamiya (Demography M.A., 2001, Demography Ph.D., 2006)
Insitute of Neuroscience, Trinity College, Dublin
- Wenlan Qian (Demography M.A., 2001, Business Administration Ph.D., 2008)
Assistant Professor, Department of Finance, National University of Singapore, Business School.
- Peiyun She (Demography M.A., 2001, Demography Ph.D., 2004)
Was Research Associate, Cornell University Institute for Policy Research
Currently Mathematica Policy Research Institute
- Piedad Urdinola (Demography M.A. 2001, Demography Ph.D., 2004)
I finished my Ph.D. in 2004 and came back to Colombia to work in a think-thank called Fedesarrollo. After a year there, I moved back to academia and started to work at the Department of Statistics of Universidad Nacional de Colombia-Bogota, since August 2005. Ever since I have been happily teaching Demography and working in all kind of demographic topics: historical demography, demography of the armed conflict, adolescent fertility, infant mortality, projections, poverty indexes and labor market. I have two adorable girls who are now 2 and 4 years old and whenever you feel adventurous enough to visit the Andes near by the Caribbean do not doubt to contact me.
Cohort 21, entering year: 1999
- Garrick Blalock (Business Administration M.A., 2000, Business Administration Ph.D., 2002; NICHD Trainee, 1999-2000)
Associate Professor, Department of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University
- Kalena Cortes (Economics Ph.D., 2002; NICHD Trainee, 1999-2001)
Assistant Professor, Syracuse University School of Education
- Adam Davis (Public Health M.A., 1999, Demography M.A., 2001)
- Michael Dennis (Ecnomics Ph.D., 2005; NICHD Trainee, 1998-99, NIA Trainee, 1999-2001)
Faculty, Department of Economics, College of the Redwoods, California.
- Ryan Edwards (Economics Ph.D., 2002; NIA Trainee, 1999-2002)
Economics Professor, Queens College, CUNY
- Tracy Gordon (Public Policy M.A., 1996, Economics M.A., 1999, Pubicl Policy Ph.D., 2001; NIA Trainee, 1999-2000)
Assistant Professor, Public Policy, University of Maryland
- Sara Laufer (Demography M.A., 2000)
What manifests when a humanities geek masquerading as a social scientist starts to marshal reams of data and resources for writers is the, well, resource for writers that I finished a couple of months ago. I call it Characters by the Numbers, and it includes baby names, food consumption data, historical marriage patterns, and a bunch of other facts that writers can use to create more realistic characters in their fiction work. I am selling it through CafePress.com.
In addition to my own writing, I have my "ears" website up and running now—www.whatgirl.net. My goal with the site is to give (mostly) non-elderly people resources and information for managing their hearing losses through positive examples and advocacy-related guidance. There is also information on hearing service dogs, and I am regularly reviewing closed-captioned exercise DVDs for the site as well. I am putting my hearing health care research up on the site--mostly descriptives and trends, with more on the way--and writeups on hearing health care policy in an effort to eventually mandate third-party coverage for hearing aids and assistive technology. Web site readers can submit their own writing and profiles for posting consideration too. My e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (January 2007)
- Heidi Sommer (Public Policy, advanced to Ph.D. candidacy; NICHD Trainee, 1999-2001)
Intern, National Center for Policy Analysis.
- Pierre Vachon (Public Health M.A., 2001, Demography Ph.D., 2006)
Student, University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Cohort 20, entering year: 1998
- Aaron Gullickson (Demography M.A., 1999, Sociology and Demography Ph.D., 2004)
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Oregon, Eugene
- Kerry Klein (Demography M.A., 1999)
I'm still working for Deloitte Consulting and am now a Manager in their Human Capital Practice. My focus is on organizational design, talent management and the use of surveys and metrics to analyze organizational performance. I'm also engaged in some research on managing generational conflict in the workplace andd would appreciate any advice on scholarship in that area. Eric and I recently bought a townhome in Mountain View and are settling in nicely. You can reach me at email@example.com. Take care. (May 2007)
- Jesse Moen (Demography M.A., 1999)
- Adrienne Pine (Demography M.A., 1999, Anthropology Ph.D., 2004)
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, American University
- (Demography M.A., 1999, Demography Ph.D., 2004)
As of December 2005, I am back at Demography, working as a researcher for CEDA. I'm involved in some research projects directly but my big work challenge is to coordinate the many forecasting and simulation tools developed by our brilliant CEDA researchers. We hope to make many of these tools web-accessible with online documentation, facilitating their use by other researchers and the public. It's all about enhancing the impact of good research! (Februrary 2006)
- Andrew Noymer (Sociology Ph.D., 2006; NICHD Trainee 1998-2002; NIA Trainee 2004-05)
Assistant Professor, Sociology, UC Irvine
- Biao Xing (Demography M.A., 1999, Biostatistics M.A., 2001, Biostatistics Ph.D., 2004)
- Yan Yuan (Demography M.A., 1999, Public Health M.A., 2001)
Cohort 19, entering year: 1997
- Edit Corominas (Demography coursework, 1997-98)
- Christopher Crowther (Demography M.A., 1999)
Former employment: Northwest Environment Watch. Current: Business Reporting Analyst, Clif Bar.
- Gabriel Demombynes(Economics Ph.D., 2003; NICHD Trainee, 1997-98, 2000-01), Economist, World Bank
- Jie Huang (Statistics M.A., 2000, Demography Ph.D., 2002)
Statistical Demographer/Senior Consultiing Data Analyst, Kaiser Permanente Northern California.
- Nicole Maestas (Public Policy M.A., 1997, Economics Ph.D., 2002; NIA Trainee, 1997-2001)
Economist, Rand Corporation
- Angela Merrill (Public Health M.A., 1997, Health Services and Policy Analysis Ph.D., 2000; NIA Trainee, 1997-99)
Senior Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
- Jeffrey Weinstein (Economics Ph.D., 2004; NICHD Trainee, 1997-98)
Director, Potomac Equity Group, LLC
Aso of 2007 co-founder, EVP Risk Management, BridgeSpan Financial LLC, Arlington, VA. New York Times article on BridgeSpan
Cohort 18, entering year: 1996
- Christy Getz (Sociology M.A., 1998, Sociology Ph.D., 2003; NICHD Trainee, 1996-97)
Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, UC Berkeley.
- Shuang Li (Demography M.A., 1997)
Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University
- Kai Mander (Demography M.A., 1997)
- Clementine Rossier (Sociology M.A., 1999, Demography Ph.D., 2002)
My current webpage is
Cohort 17, entering year: 1995
- Harish Chand (Public Policy M.A., 1991, Economics Ph.D., 1998; NIA Trainee, 1995-97)
CEO, Digital KPI, Seattle, Washington.
- Sally Woodhouse (Demography M.A., 1997, Economics Ph.D., 2001; NICHD Trainee, 1995-97)
Principal, Cornerstone Research, Boston, MA.
Cohort 16, entering year: 1994
- Laura Hill (Demography M.A., 1996, Demography Ph.D., 1998)
Research Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California, San Francisco
- Erik Smith (Demography M.A., 1997, Demography Ph.D., 2001)
Practitioner at Global Business Network. (February 2005)
- Lijing Yan (Public Health M.A., 1997, Demography Ph.D., 1999)
I started working at a new institute in 2009. Current position: Head, Research and Development, the George Institute, China; Director, China International Center for Chronic Disease Prevention. (January 2010)
Cohort 15, entering year: 1993
- Minki Chatterji (Demography Ph.D., 1999)
Senior Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University.
- Cynthia Peete (Public Health M.A., 1996, Demography Ph.D., 1999)
Statistician/Workforce Planner, University of California Office of the President.
- Jiannbin "J" Lee Shiao (Sociology M.A., 1994, Demography M.A., 1996, Sociology Ph.D., 1998; NICHD Trainee 1993-94)
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Oregon, Eugene.
- Toru Suzuki (Demography M.A., 1995, Demography Ph.D., 1999)
Senior Researcher, National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, Tokyo
- Lee Wexler (Energy and Resource Economics M.S., 1995; NICHD Trainee 1993-95)
Software Engineer, Tudor Investment.
Cohort 14, entering year: 1992
- Susan Ayasse (Demography M.A., 1993)
Archivist, UC Berkeley
- Michael Clune (Demography M.A., 1995, Demography Ph.D., 1998)
Executive Director, Resource Administration and Budget, UC San Francisco. (May, 2012)
- Chris Ertel (Anthropology M.A., 1991, Demography Ph.D., 1996)
Co-Head of Practice at Global Business Network. (February 2005)
- Diana Stiles Friou (Demography M.A., 1993, Anthropology coursework)
Planner, Health and Human Services Department, City of Portland, Oregon.
- Reinaldo Gregori (Demography M.A., 1994, Demography Ph.D., 1999)
CEO, Cognatis, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
- Hans-Peter Kohler (Demography M.A., 1994, Economics Ph.D., 1997)
Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania. (December 2009)
- Jose Ortega (Demography M.A., 1994, Demography Ph.D., 1996)
Upon graduation I went back to Spain where I was subsequently Assistant Professor in the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Associate Professor at the Universidad de Salamanca. I was teaching Economics and doing research on demographic methods and fertility. As of November 2006 I have moved to the United Nations in New York where I am chief of the Fertility and Family Planning section at the Population Division. The work involves global monitoring of fertility, marriage, family planning and reproductive health as well as servicing intergovernmental porcesses and doing original research. I think it is a great job for a demographer, and for those of you with an international vocation there are very interesting opportunities as demographers in the United Nations and other international organizations.
Cohort 13, entering year: 1991
- Michael Anderson (Statistics M.A., 1993, Demography Ph.D., 1997, JD Law, 2004)
I finished law school last May (JD from Boalt School of Law) and I'm currently clerking for a federal judge in Philadelphia. I'm still working with Ron Lee on Social Security projections. My wife (Marilyn) and I plan to head back to the SF Bay Area some time in the foreseeable future. (October 2004)
- Jin Woo Bak (Demography M.A., 1992)
- Tracy Brunette (Public Health M.A., 1993, Demography Ph.D., 1996)
Faculty, Science, Technology and International Affairs, Georgetown University.
- Anita Garey (Library Science M.A., 1980, Sociology Ph.D., 1993; NICHD Trainee, 1991-92)
Associate Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, University of Connecticut.
- Joshua Goldstein (Demography Ph.D., 1996)
I finished my PhD in 1996, was Assistant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University from 1996 until 2002, and am currently Associate Professor of Sociology and Public Affiars there. I am also a faculty associate of the Office of Population Research. Since starting at Princeton, I've had the pleasure of spending a few months as visitor at INED (in 1998), at the Berkeley Dept. of Demography (in, I believe, 2000), and most recently at the newly established Vienna Institute for Demography. (November 2003)
Currently (2009) Director of Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany.
- Caroline (Cali) James (Economics Ph.D., 1997; NIA Trainee, 1991-95)
- Thet-Shay Nyunt (coursework in Demography)
- Jesus Sanchez (Demography M.A., 1995, Demography Ph.D., 1996)
After receiving my Ph. D. in Demography at U. C. Berkeley (1996), I worked several years as Assistant Professor in the Public University of Navarre (Spain). Later, I moved at the Carlos III University in Madrid where I work as Associate Professor teaching several courses of demography in the Sociology Department. I spent several marvelous years at Berkeley studying hard and enjoying the city. I recommend everybody interested in studying demography to apply to this competitive and lovely department. Best wishes to everybody at Berkeley, Jesus. (August 2007)
- Guy Stecklov (Demography M.A.,, 1994, Demography Ph.D., 1996)
Professor, Sociology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
- Jon Stiles (Demography M.A., 1993, Sociology M.A., 1994, Sociology Ph.D., 2006)
Executive Director, California Census Research Data Center, Survey Research Center, UC Berkeley.
- Lin Su (Demography coursework, Public Health M.A., 1994)
Renmin University, China
- Karen Swallen (Public Health M.A., 1994, Demography Ph.D., 1996)
I'm an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin, in the Sociology Department. (February 2004)
Currently student at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
- Zhiyun (Darwin) Tu (Demography coursework, Business Administration M.A., 1993)
Founder/CEO Sino Credit Corp, China.
- Long Wang (Demography M.A., 1995)
I now live in Shenzhen, China, next to Hong Kong. Briefly, I am still running my own business; I go back to the Bay Area two or three times a year.
- Alice Whealey (History M.A., 1988, Demography M.A., 1992, History Ph.D., 1998)
Independent scholar, historian.
Cohort 12, entering year: 1990
- Philip Chu (Demography M.A., 1997, Anthropology M.A., 1997, Epidemiology advanced to Ph.D.)
Programming Analyst for San Bernardino Associated Governments, SANBAG
- Carl Ipsen (History M.A., 1987, Demography M.A., 1991, History Ph.D., 1992; NICHD Trainee, 1990-91)
Professor, Department of History, Indiana University, Bloomington.
Cohort 11, entering year: 1989
- Beate Herrchen-Danielsen (Demography M.A., 1991, Demography Ph.D., 1993)
Director, Health Information Solutions, 916 435-4676. My personal webpage is http://www.our-i-tuepfelchen.com but you must ask me for a password to get onto this site. (November 2006)
- Gilbert Ko (Demography M.A., 1990)
Cohort 10, entering year: 1988
- Debra Blackwell (Demography M.A., 1991, Sociology M.A., 1992, Demography Ph.D., 1994)
Statistician, National Center for Health Statistics, Hyattsville, Maryland.
- John Gallup (Demography M.A., 1990, Economics Ph.D., 1994)
Assistant Professor, Economics, Portland State University.
- Kasuko Hashimoto (Demography M.A., 1996)
Here is a brief summary of my activities since I graduated: 1990 May: left UCB. 1991-1993: UNFPA Programme Officer. 1994-1999: JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) Population and Health Officer. 1999-2003: Ministry of Health, United Republic of Tanzania, Advisor. 2004 April: Waseda University Law School (Japan). (February 2004). Currently associated with Asia-Europe Foundation/ASEF Network for Public Health
- Yon-Woo Lee (Demography coursework)
- Hiromi Ono (Demography M.A., 1981)
Assistant Professor, Sociology, Washington State University
- Rafael Rofman (Demography Ph.D., 1993)
Senior Economist, World Bank
- Gay Willcox Seidman (Demography M.A., 1989, Sociology Ph.D., 1990)
Professor, Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Cohort 9, entering year: 1987
- Deborah Balk (Demography Ph.D., 1992)
Associate Professor, Baruch School of Public Affairs, Associate Directory of CUNY Institute for Demographic Research.
- Barney Cohen (Demography Ph.D., 1991)
I am currently the director of the Committee on Population at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C. Since 1992 I have worked at the Academy on a wide variety of projects including studies on urbanization, mortality, adolescent fertility, forced migration, aging, HIV/AIDS, the demography of American Indians and Alaska Natives, and racial and ethnic differences in health. Currently I am working on developing learning partnerships with African Science Academies. (October 2004)
- Christoph Lefranc (Demography Ph.D., 1992)
Chief de la Division Etudes et Methods, Centre Francais sur la Population et le Developpement, France.
- Jiang Lin (Demography Ph.D., 1992)
Senior Vice President and Director, China Sustainable Energy Program, San Francisco branch/Environmental Energy Technologies, Lawrence Berkeley Lab.
- Tim Miller (Demography M.A., 1991, Demography Ph.D., 1993)
I am working here in the Demography Department on Ron's National Transfer Accounts project (http://www.ntaccounts.org), an accounting system for measuring intergenerational transfers at the aggregate level in a manner consistent with National Income and Product Accounts. I also work at the Northern California Cancer Center (http://www.nccc.org) where my research focuses on cancer risk at advanced ages. (May 2007)
Currently (2008) Population Affairs Officer, United Nations, ECLAC/CELADE, Santiago, Chile.
- Andrea Wiley (Demography M.A., 1990, Medical Anthropology Ph.D., 1992)
Professor, Anthropology Department, Director, Human Biology Lab, Indiana University.
Cohort 8, entering year: 1986
- Magali Barbieri (Demography Ph.D., 1990)
After completing my Ph.D. at Berkeley, I got a research position at the French National Institute for Demographic Studies (INED) in Paris, working mostly on the demography of developing countries (Sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia, with a growing emphasis on Vietnam). In 2006 I returned to Berkeley with a joint position between INED and the University of California to work partly on John Wilmoth's mortality project. My specific job is to reconstruct long term statistical series of deaths by cause in a handful of industrialized countries. I continue with my previous research the rest of the time. As for my personal life, I got married to Robert Chung a few years back and we are now the proud parents of Emily, 8 years old, and Juliette, 10 months old. (September, 2007)
- Eleanor Bell (Demography M.A., 1988, Sociology Ph.D., 1992; NICHD Trainee, 1986-88, 1990-91)
Clinical Assistant Professor, Health Services, School of Public Health, University of Washington/Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
- Shue-Leung Chan (Library Science M.A., 1989, Demography M.A., 1990, Library Science Ph.D., 1993)
- Branislav Djurdjev (Demography M.A. 1987)
Vice Chancellor for Science, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
- Yongping Li (Statistics M.A., 1988, Demography Ph.D., 1991)
Research Associate, Institute of Population Studies, Peking University, China
- Randy (Douglas) Milikien (Biostatistics M.A., 1988, Demography coursework)
Cohort 7, entering year: 1985
- Tanya Mann (Demography M.A., 1987)
- Lakshmi Srivinas (Demography M.A., 1987)
Faculty, Women's and Gender Studies, Wellesley College.
Cohort 6, entering year: 1984
- Jorge Bravo (Demography Ph.D., 1988)
Over the last 2 years I have been working as Regional Advisor for the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) of the U.N., which is headquartered in Santiago, Chile. In my current position I am in charge of mobilizing and negotiating technical cooperation projects for the entire commission, in subjects ranging the whole substantive spectrum of the mandate of ECLAC, from macroeconomic and international trade policies to environment and natural resources, including social policies, and, of course, demography and population issues in general. My plans for the near future are to switch back again to a position more in line with the kind of work I did since I graduated from Berkeley, centered on technical assistance and research in the area of population and development.(November 2003)
- Jasna Capo (Zmegac) (Anthropology M.A., 1984, Demography Ph.D., 1990)
Research Advisor, Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research, Zagreb.
- Markos Ezra (Demography M.A., 1985)
Currently a member of the Demographic Training and Research Center of Addis Ababa University.
- Hans Johnson (Biostatistics M.A., 1989, Demography Ph.D., 1997)
I am a research fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California in San Francisco. I don't miss Berkeley, because I still live there. I am married to Bettina Nicely and we have two children (Alexander 10 years old and Blake 5 years old). I do miss my friends and colleagues from the Demography Department.(November 2003) Currently Senior Fellow, Editor, California Counts: Population Trends and Profiles.
- Joseph Lau (Biostatistics M.A., 1987, Demography Ph.D., 1990)
Professor, School of Public Health and Primary Care, Chinese University of Hong Kong. I served as the Director of the Centre for Clinical Trials and Biostatistics, and then for the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Now I have moved on to behavioral sciences and on HIV prevention and care research in China: I am director of the Centre for Health Behaviours Research, am serving as Head of the Division of Health Improvement, and am one of the Associate Directors of the School of Public Health and Primary Care. Unfortunately, I am still single (never married) and hence not “productive.” (December 2011)
- Eiko Saito (Library Science M.A., 1987, coursework in Demography)
Eiko Saito, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, UNICEF
- Nicholas Townsend (Demography M.A., 1984, Anthropology Ph.D., 1992; NICHD Trainee 1984-85, 1989-91)
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Brown University.
- Ping Tu (Biostatistics M.A., 1987, Demography Ph.D. 1989)
Professor, Department of Marketing, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University.
Cohort 5, entering year: 1983
- Carl Boe (Statistics M.A., 1989, Demography Ph.D., 1994)
Research Demographer, CEDA, HMD, U.C. Berkeley.
- Alfredo Cuellar-Montoya (Demography M.A., 1984)
Corporate Director, Proveedor Integral de Precios, Mexico City, Mexico.
- Futoshi Kinoshita (Demography M.A., 1984)
Department of Liberal Arts, Konan Women's College, Aichi, JapaN
- Li Ying Li (Demography M.A., 1984)
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Missouri State University
- Farzaneh Zayan Roudi (Demography M.A., 1987)
I left the Graduate Group in Demography in the spring of 1987 to come to Washington (where my parents and sibling lived and I had lived before) to do a summer internship at the Population Reference Bureau (PRB). Since then I have been working at PRB (www.prb.org). I am currently director of a project that deals with the Middle East and North Africa region. I have two boys, now 25 and 25 years old. Both were in diapers when I started the demography program at Berkeley!
Farzaheh (Nazy) Roudi, Project Director, MENA, Population Refference Bureau, Washington DC. (November 2003; updated November 2006)
- Andrew Ruppenstein (Damography Ph.D. Advanced, 1995)
California Dept. of Finance, Demographic Research Unit
- Zhen-Ming Xie (Demography M.A., 1984)
Cohort 4, entering year: 1982
- Robert Lipton (Public Health M.A., 1985)
I have been writing poetry. Among my books are A Complex Bravery and Bearing Witness to the Promised Land. I saw Ken Wachter at one of my poetry readings at Black Oak Books in Berkeley last year.
- Giv Nassiri (Demography M.A., 1990, Near Eastern Studies Ph.D., 2002)
Adjust faculty in History, Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley
- Eduardo Rios Neto (Demography Ph.D., 1987)
Current position: Professor, Department of Demography, CEDEPLAR - Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil.(February 2004)
Cohort 3, entering year: 1981
- Yen Chen (Demography M.A., 1983)
- Katrina Galway (Demography M.A., 1983)
Manager, Hewlett-Packard's Customer Centric Culture Program.
- Shelley Lapkoff (Economics M.A., 1984, Demography Ph.D., 1988)
Lapkoff & Gobalet Demographic Research, Inc.
- Jeffrey Thomas (Demography M.A., 1984)
- Mary Waters (Sociology M.A., 1981, Demography M.A., 1983, Sociology Ph.D., 1986)
M.E. Zukerman Professor of Sociology, Harvard University
- Frank Zimmerman (Demography Ph.D., 1990)
Cohort 2, entering year: 1980
- Robert Chung (Economics M.A., 1986, Demography Ph.D., 1990)
As of Fall 2007 I'm back in the Demography department for a few months, teaching Demography 110 as a visiting professor. As a member of cohort 2, it's quite disturbing teaching the students of cohort 29, though it has allowed me to move into second place on the all-time list of those who have taught 110. I have been working mostly in health policy for the last decade and a half, and was teaching health policy and modern approaches to data analysis at Sciences Po in Paris, where Magali (cohort 8) and I have been living for most of the past 6 years. We have two daughters, Emily, now 8, and Juliette, almost a year. As (nearly) always, e-mail will reach me if sent to Robert Chung. (October 2007)
- Patrick Galloway
- Harry Hesselgesser (Demography M. A., 1990)
- Omar Khasru (Demography M.A., 1984)
For the last six years I have been working as the Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor (President) of North South University (NSU), the first and premier private university in Bangladesh.(May 2005)
- Lily Lee (Biostatistics M.A., 1979, Demography Ph.D., 1985)
After I completed my dissertation jointly in Demography at UC Berkeley and the Population Council, I ended up staying on the East Coast working in Research and Development in the pharmaceutical industry. I worked with big global companies as well as small biotechs. I was fortunate to be part of teams that developed new treatments to patients in the areas of cancer and infectious diseases. From 2005 to 2011, I spent time in Asia, helping Johnson and Johnson's pharmaceutical division set up their R and D infrascructure in Asia. Although I was not able to directly apply demography to pharmaceutical R and D, the multi-disciplinary approach to problem identification and problem solving definitely played a positive role in my industrial career. Over these years, I have maintained very active involvement in grassroots socio-economic development in rural China through an NGO where I have served as President and as an active Board Memeber. I am now back in New Jersey. (May 2012)
Cohort 1, entering year: 1979
- Bashir Ahmed (Demography Ph.D., 1984)
US Census Bureau
- Caren Ginsberg
(Demography Ph.D., 1984)
Much of my work since finishing up at Berkeley has been centered on public health, public hospitals and health care quality and safety. After a stint at the CDC as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, I served as the Assistant Director of Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology and as the Director of Injury Epidemiology and Surveillance at the New York City Department of Health. After leaving New York City for Washington, DC, I joined the National Public Health and Hospital Institute (the non-profit research affiliate of the National Association of Public Hospitals) as Vice President for Research, where I directed and designed studies about the nation's public hospitals and the vulnerable populations they serve. Currently, I work at Westat, a survey design and research company in Rockville, MD. Most of my work now concerns patient safety, and quality of care in nursing homes. I have an 8 year old son, Rodion. I miss my Berkeley days and friends there! (March 2008)
- Lorraine Helms (Demography M.A., 1981)
I was so excited to happen across the Demography Home Page and cannot believe how big the program (now a Department) has become! I was the first M.A. due to an unplanned pregnancy in my first year at Cal!! My daughter, Claire Helene Avitabile, will be 27 in April and lives in Minneapolis. I am unbelievably proud of her, she graduated with honors and Phi Beta Kappa from Smith College with a degree in theater. She is artistic director of her own theater company (Twin Cities Theater Company, tctwentypercent.org) and teaches theater.
An M.A. in demography did not grease my path to a well paying job so, as a single parent, I initially went back to psych nursing for a couple years at Herrick Hospital. I moved back to New England in 1988. I found a job at an HMO where I both my nursing background and new demography skills were very useful. I wish I could have completed the doctoral program, but it just wasn't in the cards for me. I have thought about coming back to CA to pick up the path and get that degree, but retirement on the beach is more enticing!
- David Lam (Demography M.A.,1982, Economics Ph.D., 1983)
University of Michigan, Department of Economics.
- Muhammed Lecky (City Planning M.A., 1981, Demography Ph.D., 1990)
Exectuive Director, National Health Insurance Scheme, Nigeria
- Prasun Sen Gupta (Economics M.A., 1986, Demography Ph.D., 1986)
International Labour Organization, emeritus.
Cohort -4, entering year: c. 1975 (university records incomplete)
- Kenneth Chew (Sociology M.A., 1979, Demography M.A., 1982)
Senior Lecturer, Department of Planning, Policy and Design, U.C. Irvine.
- Linda Moulton (Demography Ph.D., 1983)
- Gregory Spencer (Demography Ph.D., 1987)
- Geoffrey McNicoll, (Demography Ph.D.)
Senior Associate, Population Council, New York.
- Robert Schoen, Professor, Department of Sociology, Penn State, emeritus.
Currently a law student in San Francisco.
- John R. Weeks, (Demography Ph.D., 1972)
Professor of Georgraphy and Director, International Population Center, San Diego State University.
- Roger Avery, (Ph.D., Demography),
Visiting Investigator, Department of Sociology, Brown University.
- James G. Dobbins, (Ph.D., Demography)