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Jason Abrevaya

Professor and Dept Chair, Department of Economics; Murray S. Johnson Chair 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

Associate Professor, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

araa2@utexas.edu |
512-232-2561 |
SRH 3.240

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

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

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Bukky Akinsanmi

Assistant Professor, McCombs School of Business

bukky@utexas.edu

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

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Jacqueline L. Angel

Professor, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

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

Education: Ph.D., Rutgers University

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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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Maria Arredondo

Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences

maria.arredondo@austin.utexas.edu |
SEA

Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan

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Javier Auyero

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

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

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

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Germine Awad, PhD

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

gawad@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-0526 |
SZB 506H

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Aprile D. Benner, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences

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

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

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Tasha Beretvas

Professor, Department of Educational Psychology; Senior Vice President for Faculty Affairs

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

Education: PhD, University of Washington

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Sarah Brayne, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

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

Education: PhD, Princeton University

Christopher Bryan

Assistant Professor, McCombs School of Business

christopher.bryan@mccombs.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., Stanford University

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Marika Cabral

Associate Professor, Department of Economics

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

Education: Ph.D., Stanford University

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Catherine Calder

Professor, Department Chair, Statistics and Data Sciences

calder@austin.utexas.edu |
512-475-8802 |
GDC

Education: Ph.D., Statistics, Duke University

Interests: Bayesian methods: Spatial statistics; Network analysis; Exposure analysis; Population health

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Esther Calzada

Professor, Steve Hicks School of 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

Professor, Department of Sociology, PRC Postdoctoral Training Director

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

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

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Frances Champagne

Professor, Department of Psychology

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

Education: Ph.D., McGill University

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Jacob Cheadle

Professor, Department of 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

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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Joshua Childs, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy

joshuachilds@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Adam Cobb

Associate Professor, Business, Government and Society

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

Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan

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Diane Coffey

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

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

Education: PhD, Princeton University

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Jordan Conwell

Assistant Professor

jordan.conwell@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., Northwestern University

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Robert Crosnoe

Associate Dean for 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, PhD

Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Steve Hicks School of Social Work

ccubbin@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-0625 |
SSW 3.208GA

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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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Raissa Fabregas Robles Gil

Assistant Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs

rfabregas@utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., Harvard University

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Toni Falbo

Professor, Department of Educational Psychology

toni@prc.utexas.edu |
512-471-8020 |
RLP 2.618

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

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Karen Fingerman

Professor, Department of 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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Lauren Gaydosh

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

lauren.gaydosh@austin.utexas.edu |
RLP

Education: Ph.D., Princeton University

Interests: Health Disparities, Biosociology/Biodemography, Inequality/Stratification, Family, Life Course

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Elizabeth Gershoff

Director, Population Research Center; Amy Johnson McLaughlin Centennial Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences

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

Associate Professor, Department of Economics

mike.geruso@utexas.edu |
512-475-8704 |
BRB 2.118

Education: Ph.D., Princeton University

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Jennifer Glass

Professor, Department of Sociology; Centennial Commission Professor of Liberal Arts, PRC Development Core Director

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

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

Interests: work and family issues, gender stratification, telecommuting and new labor practices, STEM labor force retention, religious ideology and women's economic attainment

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Marci Gleason

Associate Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences

marci.gleason@utexas.edu |
512-471-1617 |
SEA 2.458

Education: Ph.D., New York University

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Bridget Goosby

Professor, Department of Sociology, PRC Graduate Training Director

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 Mildred Hajek Vacek and John Roman Vacek Chair in Pharmacology, in Honor of Professor C. C. Albers, College of Pharmacy

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

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

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Chantal Hailey

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

chantal.a.hailey@utexas.edu |
RLP 3.306

Education: Ph.D., New York University

Interests: race and ethnicity, stratification, urban sociology, education, and criminology

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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

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

Professor, Department of 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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Yasmiyn Irizarry, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of African and African Diaspora Studies

yirizarry@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., Sociology, Indiana University, Bloomington

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Huriya Jabbar, PhD

Associate Professor, Educational Policy and Planning, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy

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

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Deborah B. Jacobvitz

Professor, 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

Associate 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

su.yeong.kim@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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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

Professor, Psychology

legare@austin.utexas.edu |
SEA 5.216

Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan

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Ken-Hou Lin

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology

lin@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-9412 |
RLP 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; RLP 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

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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Victoria Marone

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics

marone@utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., Northwestern University

Interests: health economics, industrial organization, market design

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Leticia Marteleto

Professor, Sociology

marteleto@prc.utexas.edu |
512.471.8302 |
RLP 2.406C

Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan

Interests: social demography

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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, Department of Government

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

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Rachel Davis Mersey

Associate Dean for Research, Jesse H. Jones Centennial Professor, Moody College of Communication

rdm@austin.utexas.edu

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

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Chandra L. Muller, PhD

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

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

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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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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

Interests: HIV prevention, Sexually transmitted infection prevention, health disparities, housing disparities, poverty

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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, MSSW

Professor, Steve Hicks School of Social Work

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

Education: PhD, University of Michigan

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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

Education: Ph.D., Sociology, Rio de Janeiro University Research Institute (IUPERJ), Brazil

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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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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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Deborah Parra-Medina

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

parramedina@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 475-9315 |
GWB 2.102

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

Interests: Community-based health promotion, underserved communities, participatory research methods, Latino health disparities, and chronic disease prevention

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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

Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology; Linda K. George and John Wilson Professorship

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

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

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Nicole Perry

Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences

nicole.perry@utexas.edu |
SEA 2.458

Education: Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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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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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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Joseph E. Potter

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

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

Education: Ph.D., Princeton University

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Daniel A. Powers

Professor, Department of Sociology

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

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

Interests: Health/Mortality Disparities

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Tetyana Pudrovska

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology

tpudrovs@austin.utexas.edu |
RLP 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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Kelly Raley

Professor, Sociology

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

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

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Robert L. Reece

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

robert.l.reece@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., Duke University

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Mark Regnerus

Professor, Sociology

regnerus@prc.utexas.edu |
512-232-6307 |
RLP 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

Professor, STEM Education

riegle@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-2388 |
SZB 340E, RLP 2.408H

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

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Néstor P. Rodríguez

Professor, Department of Sociology

nrodriguez@austin.utexas.edu |
RLP 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

Professor, Sociology; Director, South Asia Institute

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

Education: PhD, University of Wisconsin–Madison

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

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Stephen Russell

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

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

Education: Ph.D., Duke University

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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

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology

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

Education: Ph.D., Columbia University

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Michael Sierra-Arévalo

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

msa@utexas.edu |
RLP

Education: Ph.D., Yale 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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Marie-Anne Suizzo, EdD

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology

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

Education: EdD, Harvard University Graduate School of Education

Lauren Thaxton

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

lauren.thaxton@austin.utexas.edu |
HTB

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Kevin J.A. Thomas, PhD

Professor, African American and African Diaspora Studies

kjthomas@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Interests: International migration; Race and ethnicity; Families; Global health

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Robert Town

Professor, Department of 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, Department of Economics

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

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

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Elliot Tucker-Drob

Professor, Department of 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

Director, Center on Aging and Population Sciences; Professor, Department of Sociology; Christine and Stanley E. Adams, Jr. Centennial Professorship in Liberal Arts

umberson@prc.utexas.edu |
512-232-6330 |
RLP 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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Carmen R. Valdez

Associate Professor

crvaldez@utexas.edu

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

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Fatima Varner, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences

fvarner@utexas.edu |
SEA 2.322D

Education: PhD, Northwestern University

Interests: Parenting, academic achievement, African American families

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Paul von Hippel

Associate Professor, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

paulvonhippel@austin.utexas.edu |
SRH 3.384

Education: Ph.D., Ohio State University

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Alexander Weinreb

Professor, Department of Sociology

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

Education: Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Interests: Social and political demography, data collection methods

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Abigail Weitzman

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

aweitzman@utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., New York University

Interests: Social psychology, family demography, the causes and consequence of violence, sexual and reproducive health, and migration

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Kari White

Associate Professor, Steve Hicks School of Social Work and Department of Sociology

klwhite@prc.utexas.edu

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

Interests: Reproductive health; Health services; Health policy

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Ahmed Whitt, PhD

Assistant Professor, Steve Hicks School of 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, Department of 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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Michelle Wright

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

michelle.wright@utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of North Dakota

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David S Yeager

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

dyeager@utexas.edu |
RLP 2.408

Education: Ph.D., Stanford University

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

Research Affiliates


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Kristine Hopkins

Project Lead - UT Austin College Health Study

khopkins@prc.utexas.edu |
512-471-8313

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

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Matt Kammer-Kerwick

Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Business Research, The IC2 Institute, The University of Texas at Austin

mattkk@ic2.utexas.edu

Education: PhD, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: decision science; operations research; data science; mixed methods; sustainable development; social, economic, and environmental justice; fair labor; ending exploitation and human trafficking

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Elizabeth A Vandewater

Senior Research Fellow

elizvan@utexas.edu

Education: Ph. D., University of Michigan

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Hannah Walker

Assistant Professor - Department of Government

hlwalker@utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of Washington

Interests: Racial and ethnic politics, the politics of criminal justice, political behavior

Emeritus Faculty


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Ronald J. Angel

Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology

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

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

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Omer R. Galle

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

Professor Emeritus of Sociology

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

Education: Ph.D., Yale University

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Bryan R. Roberts

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

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

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

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Catherine E. Ross

Professor Emeritus of Sociology

cross@prc.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., Yale University

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Teresa A Sullivan

Emeritus Faculty

tas6n@virginia.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

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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

Postdoctoral Fellows


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Francheska Alers Rojas

Postdoctoral Fellow

falers@utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan

Interests: Race/ethnicity; adolescent development; family processes; stress; community violence; sleep; daily diary design.

Whitney Arey

Postdoctoral Fellow

areywm08@gmail.com

Education: Ph.D., Brown University

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Christina Caramanis

Postdoctoral Fellow

christina.caramanis@utexas.edu

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

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Hye Won Chai

Postdoctoral Fellow

hye.chai@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

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Anna Chatillon

Postdoctoral Fellow

achatillon@utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Interests: Public policy; reproductive health, rights, and justice; race and ethnicity; gender and sexuality

Alejandro Erut

Postdoctoral Fellow

alejandro.erut@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., UCLA

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Iliya Gutin

Postdoctoral Fellow

iliya.gutin@austin.utexas.edu

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

Interests: Population Health; Social Demography; Medical Sociology; Sociology of Health & Illness; Social Theory; Structural Equation Modeling

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Amy Hamilton

Postdoctoral Fellow

aehamiltonphd@gmail.com

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

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Cameron Hecht

Postdoctoral Fellow

cameron.hecht@utexas.edu

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

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Kyle Horstead Dobson

Postdoctoral Fellow

kyle.dobson@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., Northwestern University

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Yijung Kim

Postdoctoral Fellow

yijung.kim@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Boston

Sneha Kumar

Postdoctoral Fellow

sk2586@cornell.edu

Education: Ph.D., Cornell

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Zhiyong Lin

Postdoctoral Fellow

zhiyong.lin@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park

David Mallinson

Postdoctoral Fellow

dmallinson@wisc.edu

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

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Amy McCurdy

Postdoctoral Fellow

amy.mccurdy@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., The University of North Carolina, Greensboro

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Sara Mernitz

Postdoctoral Fellow

smernitz@utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Narae Park

Postdoctoral Fellow

narae.park@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., Michigan State University

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Bruce Rawlings

Postdoctoral Fellow

bruce.rawlings@utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., Durham University

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Wonsun Ryu

Postdoctoral Fellow

wonsun.ryu@utexas.edu

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

Interests: College experiences and outcomes for underserved students; Higher education policy; Economics of higher education; And quantitative methods, incl. causal inference and applied statistics

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Michael A. Schultz

Postdoctoral Fellow

schultzm@austin.utexas.edu

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

Interests: Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility; Economic Sociology; Gender; Work and Organizations; Quantitative Methods

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Eunjin Seo

Postdoctoral Fellow

eunjinseo@utexas.edu |
RLP 2.702A

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

Interests: Motivation, emotion, identity, educational achievement, educational disparities, STEM achievement, adolescent, race/ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, daily diary design, meta-analysis

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Eric Smith

Postdoctoral Fellow

ensmith@utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., UT Austin

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Jeffrey Swindle

Postdoctoral Fellow

jswindle@utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan

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Peter Tanksley

Postdoctoral Fellow

peter.tanksley@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of Cincinnati

Interests: Biopsychosocial criminology, social science genomics, health criminology.

Project and Research Staff


Melissa Baumann Estrada

Social Science/Humanities Research Associate - JUNTOS Lab

melissaest@utexas.edu

Rebecca Boylan

Social Science/Humanities Research Associate - National Study of Learning Mindsets

rboylan@utexas.edu

Jenny Buontempo

Senior Database Administrator - National Study of Learning Mindsets

jbuontempo@utexas.edu

Education: M.A., Santa Clara University (Education); University of Kansas (Mathematics)

Oskar Burger

Research Associate - Evolution, Variation, and Ontogeny of Learning Lab

oskar@austin.utexas.edu

Veronica Cantu

Lab Manager - New Parents Project

veronicacantu129@utexas.edu

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Jamie M. Carroll

Associate Project Director - Texas Behavioral Science and Policy Institute

jmcarroll@utexas.edu |
RLP 2.408K

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

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Lydia Chen

Lab Manager - Evolution, Variation, and Ontogeny of Learning Lab

lydiacchen@utexas.edu

Margarett Clapper

Social Science/Humanities Research Associate - National Study of Learning Mindsets

maggie.clapper@austin.utexas.edu

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Asha Dane'el

Director of Community Engagement - Texas Policy Evaluation Project

asha.daneel@austin.utexas.edu

Laura Dixon

Director of Communications - Texas Policy Evaluation Project

ldixon@prc.utexas.edu

Vanessa Fishel

Project Manager – Texas Twin Project

vanessa.fishel@austin.utexas.edu

Victor Haas

Project Manager - Project LIBRA

victorhaas@utexas.edu

Danielle Himendigger

Administrative Associate - National Study of Learning Mindsets

danirenee24@utexas.edu

Elizabeth Johnson

Administrative Associate - National Study of Learning Mindsets

ejohnson@prc.utexas.edu

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Meghann Johnson

Director of Behavioral Intervention Design and User Experience - Texas Behavioral Science & Policy Institute

johnsonmeghann0@gmail.com

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Heather Jones

Registered Dietitian - MAGIC Study

heather.jones@austin.utexas.edu

Michaela Jones

Social Science/Humanities Research Associate - National Study of Learning Mindsets

michaelaj1944@gmail.com

Alistair Keggen

Project Manager - LifeHD

alistair@utexas.edu

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Klaira Lerma

Project Manager – Texas Policy Evaluation Project

klairalerma@utexas.edu

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Pratik Mhatre

Study Director – National Study of Learning Mindsets, Scientific Director – Texas Behavioral Science & Policy Institute

pmhatre@prc.utexas.edu

Bridget Moran

Social Science/Humanities Research Associate - JUNTOS Lab

bridgetmoran@utexas.edu

Lina Palomares

Project Manager - Texas Policy Evaluation Project

lpalomares@prc.utexas.edu

Matthew Philbrook

Senior Research Program Coordinator - National Study of Learning Mindsets

matthew.philbrook@gmail.com

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Laurel Raffington

Postdoctoral Researcher – Texas Twin Project

laurel.raffington@austin.utexas.edu

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Karlos Ramos

Project Manager - Decode Zika Project

karlosramos100@utexas.edu

Juan Robayo Jimenez

Social Science/Humanities Research Associate - MAGIC Study

juan.robayo@austin.utexas.edu

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Irene Rossetto

Project Manager - UT Austin College Health Study

irenerossetto@austin.utexas.edu

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Gracia Sierra

Research Associate - Texas Policy Evaluation Project

gracia.sierra@utexas.edu

Education: M.A., Duke University

Brenda Stanfill

Lab Manager - Child Learning & Development Studies Lab

blstanfillc@austin.utexas.edu

Liza Vinnik

Data Scientist - Texas Twin Project

lvinnik@utexas.edu

Elsa Vizcarra

Research Associate - Texas Policy Evaluation Project

evizcarra@prc.utexas.edu


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