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Jason Abrevaya

Professor, Economics; Fred Hofheinz Regents Professor in Economics

abrevaya@austin.utexas.edu |
512-475-8527 |
BRB 3.130

Education: Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Abigail Aiken

Assistant Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs

araa2@utexas.edu

Education: MD, MPH, PhD, Cambridge University, Harvard University, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Unintended pregnancy and its life impacts, Abortion access, Contraceptive desires and use; High-risk obstetrics

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Kamran Asdar Ali

Professor, Anthropology

asdar@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-7531, 512-471-3550 |
SAC 4.102

Education: PhD, Johns Hopkins University

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Edward Anderson

Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Sciences

edward.anderson@mail.utexas.edu |
512-471-5808 |
SEA 2.426

Education: Ph.D., University of Virginia

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Jacqueline L. Angel, PhD

Professor, LBJ School

jangel@austin.utexas.edu |
512-475-2956 |
SHR 3.239

Education: Ph.D., Rutgers University

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Ronald J. Angel, PhD

Professor, Sociology

rangel@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-6315 |
CLA 3.530

Education: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison

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Manuela Angelucci

Associate Professor, Department of Economics

mangeluc@utexas.edu |
BRB 2.122

Education: Ph.D., University College London

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Javier Auyero, PhD

Professor, Sociology; Joe R. & Teresa Long Endowed Professor #3

auyero@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-8073 |
CLA 3.624

Education: Ph.D., The New School for Social Research

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Germine Awad

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology in the Human Development, Culture & Learning Sciences Program

gawad@austin.utexas.edu

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Aprile D. Benner, PhD

Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Sciences

abenner@prc.utexas.edu |
512-232-1964, 512-471-8353 |
SEA 2.442; CLA 2.406D

Interests: child and adolescent development; marginalization and discrimination; schools; stratification systems

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S. Natasha Beretvas

Professor, Educational Psychology; Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies, College of Education

tberetvas@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-0724 |
SZB 538E

Education: PhD, University of Washington

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Sarah Brayne, PhD

Assistant Professor, Sociology

sbrayne@utexas.edu |
512-475-8641 |
CLA 2.408J

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Marika Cabral

Assistant Professor, Economics

marika.cabral@austin.utexas.edu |
512-475-8522 |
BRB 2.152

Education: Ph.D., Stanford University

Catherine Calder

Professor, Department Chair, Statistics and Data Sciences

calder@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., Statistics, Duke University

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Rebecca M. Callahan

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy

callahan@prc.utexas.edu |
512-471-8347 |
SZB 436G; CLA 2.408H

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Davis

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Esther Calzada

Associate Professor, Social Work

esther.calzada@austin.utexas.edu |
SSW 3.106E

Education: Ph.D., University of Florida

Interests: Parenting and early child development in Latino (Mexican and Mexican American, Dominican and Dominican American) populations; parenting interventions for diverse populations

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Shannon E. Cavanagh, PhD

Professor, Sociology

scavanagh@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-8319 |
CLA 2.708A

Education: Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Frances Champagne

Professor, Psychology

fchampagne@utexas.edu |
(512) 232-3401 |
SEA 3.230

Education: Ph.D., McGill University

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Jacob Cheadle, PhD

Professor, Sociology

j.e.cheadle@utmail.utexas.edu |
512-232-7064 |
RLP 2.622F

Education: Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Interests: Ambulatory Research, Social Networks, Biosociology/Biodemography, Race/Ethnic Health Disparities, Quantitative Methods, Social Neuroscience

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Wenhong Chen, PhD

Associate Professor, Radio-Television-Film

wenhong.chen@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-4592 |
CMA 5.142

Education: Ph.D., University of Toronto

Interests: Social Networks; Social Capital; Digital Media; Media Entrepreneurship

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Diane Coffey, PhD

Assistant Professor, Sociology

coffey@utexas.edu |
512-232-6915 |
CLA 2.620D

Education: PhD, Princeton University

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Kelley A. Crews

Associate Professor & Graduate Advisor, Geography & the Environment

kelley@utexas.edu |
CLA 3.424

Education: Ph.D., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Interests: Muddy Boots Remote Sensing, Land Change Science, & Healthy Socio-ecological Systems in Developing States

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Robert Crosnoe, PhD

Associate Dean of Research, College of Liberal Arts; Rapoport Centennial Professor, Department of Sociology

crosnoe@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-7202 (COLA), 512-471-8329 (PRC) |
GEB 3.212 (COLA), RLP 2.406F (PRC)

Education: Ph.D., Stanford University

Interests: Human Development, Education, Family, Health, Immigration

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Catherine Cubbin

Professor, Social Work, Associate Dean for Research

ccubbin@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-0625 |
CLA 2.622G

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Valerie Danesh

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

vdanesh@nursing.utexas.edu |
512-232-4722 |
NUR 5.137

Education: Ph.D., University of Central Florida

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Susan De Luca

Assistant Professor, Social Work

sdeluca@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., The Ohio State University

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Toni Falbo, PhD

Professor, Educational Psychology

toni@prc.utexas.edu |
512-471-8020 |
SZB 504B

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

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Karen Fingerman

Professor, Human Development and Family Sciences

kfingerman@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-0618 |
SEA 2.326

Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan

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Kim Fromme

Professor, Clinical Psychology

fromme@psy.utexas.edu |
SEA 3.242

Education: Ph.D., University of Washington

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Elizabeth Gershoff

Professor, Human Development and Family Sciences; PRC Development Core Director and Postdoctoral Training Director

liz.gershoff@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-0018 |
SEA 2.456; RLP 2.406E

Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

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Michael Geruso

Assistant Professor, Economics

mike.geruso@austin.utexas.edu |
BRB 2.118

Education: Ph.D., Princeton University

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Jennifer Glass, PhD

Professor, Sociology; Barbara Pierce Bush Regents Professor in Liberal Arts

jennifer-glass@utexas.edu |
512-471-8355 |
CLA 2.702F

Education: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison

Interests: work and family issues, telecommuting and new labor practices, STEM labor force retention

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Marci Gleason

Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Sciences

mgleason@mail.utexas.edu |
512-471-1617 |
SEA 2.458

Education: Ph.D., New York University

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Bridget Goosby, PhD

Professor, Sociology

bgoosby@prc.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Interests: Health Disparities, Race and Ethnicity, Biosociology/Biodemography, Poverty/Inequality, Life Course

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Andrea Gore

Professor and Vacek Chair, Pharmacology

andrea.gore@mail.utexas.edu |
512-471-3669 |
BME 3.510B

Education: Ph. D., University of Wisconsin, Madison

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Sae Hwang Han

Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences

saehwang.han@utexas.edu |
SEA

Education: Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Boston

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Kathryn Paige Harden

Associate Professor, Psychology

harden@utexas.edu |
512 471 1124 |
SEA 3.246

Education: Ph.D., University of Virginia

Interests: Behavioral genetics, sociogenomics, cognitive development, adolescent development, externalizing psychopathology

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Mark D. Hayward, PhD

Professor, Sociology; Centennial Commission Professor in the Liberal Arts

mhayward@prc.utexas.edu |
512-471-8382 |
RLP 2.622E

Education: Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington

Interests: Life course origins of health disparities, morbidity and mortality, biodemography

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Ashley Henneghan

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Adjunct Professor, Livestrong Cancer Institute

ashleyhenneghan@gmail.com |
484-467-4688 |
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1707 Treadwell St. Neuro-Oncology, Research; Austin, TX 78704 1400 Holcombe Blvd. Room FC7.3000, Unit 431

Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

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Kristine Hopkins

Research Scientist

khopkins@prc.utexas.edu |
512-471-8313 |
CLA 2.620D

Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

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Yasmiyn Irizarry, PhD

Assistant Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies

yirizarry@austin.utexas.edu

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Huriya Jabbar, PhD

Assistant Professor, Educational Policy and Planning, Department of Education Administration

jabbar@austin.utexas.edu |
512-475-8586 |
SZB 374

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Deborah B. Jacobvitz

Professor; Chairperson, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences

debj@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-4276 |
SEA 2.414

Education: Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

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Junfeng Jiao

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture

jjiao@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of Washington

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Karen Johnson

Associate Professor, Nursing

kjohnson@mail.nur.utexas.edu |
512 471-7971 |
NUR 4.143

Education: Ph.D., University of Minnesota

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Su Yeong Kim

Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, College of Natural Sciences

sykim@prc.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-5524 |
SEA 2.322G

Education: Ph.D. Human Development and Family Sciences, University of California, Davis

Interests: Mexican American and Chinese American families and immigration, acculturation, language brokering, parenting, depressive symptoms, school achievement, measurement invariance

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Gregory W. Knapp

Associate Professor, Geography and the Environment

gwk@utexas.edu |
512.232.1588 |
RLP 3.712

Education: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison

Interests: Long term geography of indigenous groups in the Andes.

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David L. Leal

Professor, Government

dleal@austin.utexas.edu |
512.471.1343 |
BAT 3.140

Education: Ph.D., Harvard University

Interests: Latino Politics and Policy

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Cristine H Legare

Associate Professor, Psychology

legare@austin.utexas.edu |
SEA 5.216

Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan

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Erin Lentz

Assistant Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs

erinclentz@utexas.edu |
512-232-8353 |
SRH 3.257

Education: PhD, Cornell University

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Ken-Hou Lin, PhD

Associate Professor, Sociology

lin@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-9412 |
CLA 2.702D

Education: Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst

Interests: Inequality, Economy and Society, Finance, Organization, Race, and Methods.

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Leigh Linden

Associate Professor, Economics and Public Affairs

leigh.linden@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-8904 |
BRB 2.156; CLA 2.702C

Education: PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Elma Lorenzo-Blanco

Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Sciences

elma@utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan

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Brad Love

Associate Director, Center for Health Communication & Associate Professor, School of Advertising and Public Relations

lovebrad@utexas.edu |
512-471-3482 |
BMC 4.342

Education: Ph.D., Michigan State University

Abena Mackall

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

mackall@utexas.edu

Education: Ed.D., Culture, Communities, and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Interests: Social Contexts of Education and Human Development, Juvenile/Criminal Justice, Poverty, Qualitative Methodologies, Applied Statistical Methods

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Dayanand Manoli

Assistant Professor, Economics

dsmanoli@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

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Leticia Marteleto, PhD

Associate Professor, Sociology

marteleto@prc.utexas.edu |
512.471.8302 |
CLA 2.708D

Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan

Interests: social demography

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Julie Maslowsky

Assistant Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education

maslowsky@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-7190 |
BEL 508

Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Elizabeth Matsui

Director of Clinical and Translational Research. Professor, Department of Population Health. Professor, Department of Pediatrics

ematsui@utexas.edu |
HDB

Education: M.D., Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

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Eric McDaniel, PhD

Associate Professor, Government

emcdaniel@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-7268

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Chandra L. Muller, PhD

Professor of Sociology; Alma Cowden Madden Centenial Professor & Ashbell Smith Professor in Liberal Arts

cmuller@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-8377, 512-232-6322 |
CLA 2.408G

Elizabeth Munoz

Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences

Elizabeth.Munoz@austin.utexas.edu |
SEA

Education: Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

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Richard Murphy

Assistant Professor of Economics

richard.murphy@austin.utexas.edu |
512-475-8525 |
BRB 2.142

Education: Ph.D., University College London

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Marc A. Musick, PhD

Professor of Sociology; Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs, College of Liberal Arts

musick@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-6326 |
BUR 548

Education: Ph.D., Duke University

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Lisa Neff

Associate Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences

lneff@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of Florida

Interests: Adult Development, Behavior, Biobehavioral Processes and Health, Contexts of Human Development, Interpersonal Relationships

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Liesl Nydegger

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education

liesl.nydegger@austin.utexas.edu |
512 232 5846 |
BEL 524

Education: Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University

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Cynthia Osborne

Associate Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs

cosborne@prc.utexas.edu |
512-471-9808 |
SRH 3.238

Education: Ph.D., Princeton University

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Yolanda C. Padilla, PhD

Professor, Social Work

ypadilla@utexas.edu |
(512) 471-6266 |
SSW 3.130K

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Michael Parent

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology; Director, Psychology Educational and Assessment Center

michael.parent@austin.utexas.edu |
+1 512 471 0845 |
SZB 262H

Education: Ph.D., University of Florida

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Deborah Parra-Medina, PhD

Director, Latino Research Initiative; Professor, Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies

parramedina@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 475-9315 |
GWB 2.320

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Keryn Pasch

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education

kpasch@austin.utexas.edu |
BEL 514

Education: Ph.D., University of Minnesota

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Pamela Paxton, PhD

Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology and Christine and Stanley E. Adams, Jr. Centennial Professor in the Liberal Arts

ppaxton@prc.utexas.edu |
512-232-6323

Education: Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Becky Pettit, PhD

Barbara Pierce Bush Regents Professor of Liberal Arts

bpettit@utexas.edu |
512-471-9850 |
RLP 2.622C

Education: Ph.D., Princeton University

Interests: Social Inequality, Race and Ethnicity, Gender, Labor Markets, Research Methods

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Rayven Plaza

Assistant Professor, Social Work

rplaza@utexas.edu |
512-232-2697 |
SSW 3.130D

Education: PhD, Columbia University

Interests: Social determinants of health, social policy analysis, poverty and inequality, quantitative methodologies, applied econometrics, racial and ethnic socioeconomic disparities.

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Joseph E. Potter, PhD

Professor, Sociology, C.B. Smith, Sr. Centennial Chair in US-Mexico Relations #4

joe@prc.utexas.edu |
512.471.8341 |
CLA 2.620C

Education: Ph.D., Princeton University

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Daniel A. Powers, PhD

Professor of Sociology

dpowers@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-6335 |
CLA 2.622J

Education: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison

Interests: Health/Mortality Disparities

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Tetyana Pudrovska, PhD

Associate Professor, Sociology

tpudrovs@austin.utexas.edu |
CLA 2.622D

Education: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison

Interests: Population Health Disparities, Gender and Health, Work and Health, Biopsychosocial Stress, Biodemography, Aging

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James Pustejovsky

Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology

pusto@austin.utexas.edu |
5124710683 |
SZB 538D

Education: Ph.D., Northwestern University

Interests: Statistics, meta-analysis, robust variance estimation, single-case research

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Kelly Raley, PhD

Professor, Sociology; PRC Associate Director

kelly.raley@mail.utexas.edu |
512-232-6333 |
CLA 2.702E

Education: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison

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Robert Reece, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

robert.l.reece@gmail.com |
CLA 3.736

Education: Ph.D., Duke University

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Mark Regnerus, PhD

Professor, Sociology

regnerus@prc.utexas.edu |
512-232-6307 |
CLA 3.524

Education: Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Pedro Reyes, PhD

Ashbel Smith Professor, Educational Policy

preyes@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 475-8569 |
1912 Speedway, Suite 310M

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Catherine Riegle-Crumb, PhD

Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction

riegle@austin.utexas.edu |
512-475-8642 |
CLA 2.408E

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

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Néstor P. Rodríguez, PhD

Professor, Sociology

nrodriguez@austin.utexas.edu |
CLA 3.528

Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Climate change and migration, social transitions and conflict, coercive bureaucracies and ideology, historical sociology

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Sharmila Rudrappa, PhD

Professor, Sociology, Director of the Center for Asian American Studies

rudrappa@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-6310 |
BUR 574

Education: PhD, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Interests: Gender, immigration, globalization, assisted reproductive technologies, South Asia

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Stephen Russell, PhD

Priscilla Pond Flawn Regents Professor, Child Development, Human Development and Family Sciences

stephen.russell@utexas.edu |
512-471-0753 |
SEA 2.444; CLA 2.404

Education: Ph.D., Duke University

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Delida Sanchez, PhD

Associate Professor, Educational Psychology

delida.sanchez@austin.utexas.edu |
SZB 262H

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Phillip Schnarrs

Associate Professor, Department of Population Health

phillip.schnarrs@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D. Health Behavior, Indiana University, Bloomington

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Lauren Schudde, PhD

Assistant Professor, Educational Administration

schudde@austin.utexas.edu

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Harel Shapira, PhD

Associate Professor, Sociology

hshapira@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-8075 |
CLA 3.636

Education: Ph.D., Columbia University

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Dean Spears

Assistant Professor, Economics

dspears@utexas.edu

Education: PhD, Princeton University

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Ann Huff Stevens

Dean, College of Liberal Arts

ann.stevens@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan

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Chandler Stolp

Associate Professor and Associate Dean, LBJ School; Director, Brazil Center; Director Inter-American Policy Studies Program

stolp@austin.utexas.edu |
512.471.8951 |
SRH 3.310A

Education: Ph.D., Carnegie-Mellon University

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Patricia A. Stout

Professor, Advertising and Public Affairs; John P. McGovern Regents Professor in Health and Medical Science Communication

pstout@mail.utexas.edu |
512-475-9158

Education: Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Marie-Anne Suizzo, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education

msuizzo@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-0379 |
SZB 506A

Lauren Thaxton

Assistant Professor and practicing OB/GYN, Department of Women’s Health at Dell Medical School

lauren.thaxton@austin.utexas.edu |
HTB

Education: M.D., Texas Tech University

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Rebecca M. Torres

Associate Professor, Department of Geography and the Environment

rebecca.torres@austin.utexas.edu |
RLP (formerly CLA) 3.426

Education: Ph.D., University of California at Davis

Interests: (Im)migration, Children/Youth Geographies, Gender, Feminist Geography, Activist/Engaged Scholarship, Mexico, Latin America

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Robert Town

Professor, Economics

robert.town@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Interests: Health Economics, Industrial Orgnaization, Applied Econometrics

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Stephen J. Trejo

Professor, Economics

trejo@austin.utexas.edu |
512-475-8512 |
BRB 2.132

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

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Elliot Tucker-Drob

Associate Professor, Psychology

tuckerdrob@utexas.edu |
512-232-4225 |
SEA 4.218

Education: Ph.D., University of Virginia

Interests: Behavioral Genetics; Cognitive Development; Cognitive Aging; Personality Development, Academic Achievement, Quantitative Methods

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Debra J. Umberson, PhD

Director, PRC; Professor of Sociology; Christine and Stanley E. Adams, Jr. Centennial Professorship in Liberal Arts

umberson@prc.utexas.edu |
512-232-6330 |
CLA 2.708B

Education: Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Interests: Health Disparities, Aging & the Life Course, Gender and Sexuality, Social Relationships and Loss, Blended Methods

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Fatima Varner, PhD

Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Sciences

fvarner@utexas.edu |
SEA 2.322D

Interests: Parenting, academic achievement, African American families

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Paul von Hippel, PhD

Associate Professor, LBJ School

paulvonhippel@austin.utexas.edu |
SRH 3.384

Education: Ph.D., Ohio State University

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Peter Ward, PhD

Professor and Associate Dean for Research, LBJ School; C.B. Smith Sr. Centennial Chair in US-Mexico Relations

peter.ward@austin.utexas.edu |
512.471-6302 |
RLP 3.730, SRH 3.228

Education: Ph.D., University of Liverpool

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Alexander Weinreb, PhD

Associate Professor, Sociology

aweinreb@prc.utexas.edu |
512-471-0437 |
CLA 2.620E

Education: Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Interests: Social and political demography, data collection methods

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Abigail Weitzman, PhD

Assistant Professor, Sociology

aweitzman@utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., New York University

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Kari White, PhD

Associate Professor, Social Work and Sociology

klwhite@prc.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

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Ahmed Whitt, PhD

Assistant Professor, Social Work

ahmedwhitt@utexas.edu |
(512) 471-1003 |
SWB 3.106C

Interests: Economic Empowerment

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Elizabeth Widen

Assistant Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences

elizabeth.widen@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Interests: Nutritional Epidemiology, Maternal and Child Health, Pregnancy, Obesity, Global Nutrition & Health

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Hannah Williamson

Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Sciences

hwilliamson@utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Interests: Couples, intimate relationships, marriage, nonmarital child-bearing, family formation, poverty

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Robert H. Wilson

Mike Hogg Professor of Urban Policy, LBJ School; Director, Policy Research Institute

rwilson@austin.utexas.edu |
512.471.8947 |
SRH 3.213

Education: Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

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David S Yeager

Associate Professor, Psychology

dyeager@utexas.edu |
RLP 2.408

Education: Ph.D., Stanford University

Interests: Social-cognitive development, Motivation, Aggression, Adolescence, Research methodology, and Psychological interventions

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Kenneth R. Young

Professor, Geography and the Environment

kryoung@austin.utexas.edu |
512.232.8311 |
CLA 3.706

Education: Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder

Faculty Research Affiliates


Joel Cobb

Assistant Professor, Business, Government and Society

adam.cobb@mccombs.utexas.edu |
CBA 5.258

Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan

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Kate Coleman-Minahan

Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Colorado

kate.coleman-minahan@prc.utexas.edu |
CLA 2.620E

Education: PhD, University of Colorado Denver

Interests: Reproductive Health, Migration, Latino/a Families, Gender, Adolescents

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Raissa Fabregas Robles Gil

Assistant Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs

rfabregas@utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., Harvard University

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Vinita Goyal

MD and PRC Research Affiliate

vinitagoyalmd@gmail.com

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Deanna Hoelscher

John P. McGovern Professor in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, Director of the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living

deanna.m.hoelscher@uth.tmc.edu |
5123912510

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Steve Kelder

Associate Regional Dean, UT School of Public Health, Austin Regional Campus and Professor, Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences

steven.h.kelder@uth.tmc.edu |
512-391-2511

Education: Ph.D. and M.P.H., University of Minnesota

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Megan Kuhfeld

Research Scientist at NWEA

mkuhfeld@utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Interests: growth modeling; psychometrics; school effectiveness

Tia Madkins

Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction

tmadkins@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-7224 |
SZB 462G

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

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Marcelo J. P. Paixão, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, Fellow of Lee and Joseph D. Jamail Chair in African American Studies

marcelopaixao@utexas.edu |
GWB 3142

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Jose Ruben Parra-Cardona

Associate Professor

rparra@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-9215 |
Social Work Building: 3.130F

Education: PhD, Couple and Family Therapy, Texas Tech University

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Katherine Paschall

Research Scientist, Child Trends

kpaschall@utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of Arizona

Interests: Parent-child relationships, family dynamics in the context of poverty, prevention programming

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Miguel Pinedo

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Eudcation

mpinedo@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-8184 |
BEL 504

Education: Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

Interests: Health disparities; Global Health; Migration; Deportation; Alcohol and Substance abuse; HIV risk; Latinos; US-Mexico Border

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Nalini Ranjit

Assistant Professor, Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

nalini.ranjit@uth.tmc.edu |
512-391-2527 |
1616 Guadalupe Street, Suite 6.300

Education: Ph.D., Cornell University

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John W. Traphagan

Professor of Religious Studies, Mitsubishi Fellow

jtrap@utexas.edu |
512-232-0874 |
BUR 520

Education: Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Interests: Astrobiology | Japanese religion & society | ritual | medical anthropology | science, technology, and culture | ruralities in Japan

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Carmen R. Valdez

Associate Professor

crvaldez@utexas.edu

Education: PhD, Educational Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin

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Anna Wilkinson

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

anna.v.wilkinson@uth.tmc.edu |
512-707-2011 |
1616 Guadalupe Street, Suite 6.300

Education: Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Health disparities and immigrant health; tobacco prevention and cessation; promotion of physical activity and obesity prevention; bio-behavioral epidemiology.

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Michelle Wright

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

michelle.wright@utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of North Dakota

Emeritus Faculty


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Omer R. Galle, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Sociology

org@prc.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

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Daniel S. Hamermesh

Sue Killam Professor Emeritus in the Foundations of Economics

hamermes@eco.utexas.edu |
512-350-7364 |
BRB 2.162

Education: Ph.D., Yale University

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Aletha C. Huston

Priscilla Pond Flawn Regents Professor Emeritus in Child Development

achuston@utexas.edu |
512-471-0753 |
SEA 2.444

Education: Ph.D., University of Minnesota

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Ted L. Huston

Amy Johnson McLaughlin Centennial Professor Emeritus in Home Economics

huston@mail.utexas.edu |
512-471-5606 |
SEA 2.448A

Education: Ph.D., State University of New York, Albany

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John Mirowsky, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Sociology

mirowsky@prc.utexas.edu |
512-232-7064 |
CLA 2.622G

Education: Ph.D., Yale University

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Bryan R. Roberts, PhD

C. B. Smith, Sr. Centennial Chair Emeritus in United States-Mexico Relations #1

brr@prc.utexas.edu |
512-232-6329 |
CLA 3.608

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

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Catherine E. Ross, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Sociology

cross@prc.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., Yale University

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Teresa A Sullivan, PhD

Emeritus Faculty

tas6n@virginia.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

Postdoctoral Fellows


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Jamie M. Carroll

Postdoc Fellow

jmcarroll@utexas.edu |
RLP 2.408K

Education: PhD, University of Texas at Austin

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Elizabeth Ela

Postdoctoral Fellow

ejela@utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D. Sociology, University of Michigan

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Danya Lagos

NICHD Postdoctoral Fellow

dlagos@prc.utexas.edu |
RLP 2.708C

Education: Ph.D. Sociology, University of Chicago

Interests: LGBTQ populations, methodology, health

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Sara Mernitz

Postdoctoral Fellow

smernitz@utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., The Ohio State University

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Joanna Pepin

NICHD Postdoctoral Fellow

jpepin@prc.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of Maryland

Interests: Inequality, Families, Gender, Methods

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Amanda Pollitt

Postdoctoral Fellow

apollitt@utexas.edu |
2.404E

Education: Ph.D., University of Arizona

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Eunjin Seo

Postdoctoral Fellow

eunjinseo@utexas.edu |
RLP 2.702A

Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin


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