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Daniel Powers, Professor of Sociology, The University of Texas at Austin - Co-Investigator

Powers Contact: dpowers@austin.utexas.edu

Dan Powers is a demographer with a doctorate in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is currently a professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. He is involved in the methodological and statistical modeling components of this project. Much of his research over the last three decades has addressed methodological issues that arise in statistical-demographic modeling as well as substantive issues relating to infant and maternal health.

Over the past decade, he has investigated race and ethnic disparities in infant mortality over time, by specific cause of death, and by mother’s age and birth cohort. He has also developed statistical software modules for demographic analysis, including new methods for rate decomposition and age-period-cohort analysis. Dan has been at UT since 1991 and has taught courses in social inequality, methods and statistics.

Outside the office he may be found lap swimming, cooking, and performing as guitarist in the ACC Jazz Ensemble. 


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