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Faculty

 
John M. Abowd
Edmund Ezra Day Professor of Economics
Department of Economics, ILR School
Ph.D., Economics, University of Chicago, 1977
Research interests: labor economics; social statistics; econometrics
   
 
Elizabeth Adkins-Regan
Professor
Department of Psychology; Department of Neurobiology and Behavior
Ph.D., Physiological psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 1971
Research interests: animal social and family relationships; hormonal and neural mechanisms of social behavior
   
 
Steven E. Alvarado
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011
Research interests: social stratification; education; social demography; quantitative methodology; immigration; health
   

Florio Arguillas
Research Associate
Cornell Institute for Social & Economic Research
Ph.D., Development Sociology, Cornell University, 2011
Research Interests: international labor migration; migration systems; migration and development; family reunification; transnationalism; transnational communities and practices

   

Rosemary Avery
Professor; Chair
Department of Policy Analysis and Management
Ph.D., Family Resource Management, Ohio State University, 1988
Research interests: family formation via adoption of special needs children, impact of media images on consumer choice

   

Laura Barré
Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of Nutritional Sciences
M.D., Dartmouth Medical School, 2001
Research interests: nutrition and obesity in vulnerable populations (older adults and those with serious mental illness); impact of social media on food choices and eating behaviors

   

Christopher Barrett
Deputy Dean and Dean of Academic Affairs; College of Business
Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management
International Professor of Agriculture
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
Ph.D., Agricultural Economics and Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1994
Research interests: development economics; environmental and resource economics; international economics

   

Alaka Basu
Professor
Department of Development Sociology
M.Sc. (Medical Demography), Centre for Population Studies, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Research interests: population studies; reproductive health and family planning; gender and development; child health and mortality; culture and demographic behavior

   
   

Kendra Bischoff
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology  
Ph.D., Sociology, Stanford University, 2011
Reserach interests: social stratification and inequality ; sociology of education; urban sociology

   

Francine D. Blau
Frances Perkins Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Professor of Economics
Department of Economics, ILR School  
Ph.D., Economics, Harvard University, 1975
Reserach interests: labor economics; economics of gender; economic demography; international comparisons

   
William C. Block
Director
Cornell Institute for Social & Economic Research
Ph.D., History, University of Minnesota, 2000
Research interests: social, economic, and health data; metadata
   

James G. Booth
Professor and Chair
Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology
Ph.D., Statistics, University of Kentucky, 1987
Research interests: statistical modeling including: categorical data analysis, generalized linear, hierarchical and mixed models

   

Charles Brainerd
Professor and Chair
Department of Human Development
Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, Michigan State University, 1970
Research interests: development of cognitive processes in normal and atypical children; adult cognition

   

Amelia Branigan
Frank H.T. Rhodes Postdoctoral Fellow
Cornell Population Center
Ph.D., Sociology, Northwestern University, 2014
Research interests: inequality; race; education; health

   
David L. Brown
Professor
Department of Development Sociology
Ph.D., Sociology/demography, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, 1974
Research interests: internal migration and population redistribution; poverty and inequality; aging
   

Warren A. Brown
Director, Program on Applied Demographics; Senior Research Associate, Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research
Ph.D., Rural Sociology, Cornell University, 1982
Research interests: community and regional analysis; population estimates and projections; labor markets; housing and household composition; consumer behavior

   
Richard V. Burkhauser
Sarah Gibson Blanding Professor of Policy Analysis
Department of Policy Analysis and Management; Department of Economics
Ph.D., Economics, University of Chicago, 1976
Research interests: impact of public policies on the economic well being and labor market behavior of vulnerable populations
   
Diane Burton
Associate Professor
Human Resource Studies Department, ILR School
Ph.D., Sociology, Stanford University, 1996
Research interests: organizational sociology; entrepreneurship; employment relationships; inequality
   
Sahara Byrne
Associate Professor
Department of Communication
Ph.D., Communication, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2007
Research interests: unintended effects of persuasive messaging; youth and media; health communication
   
Julie H. Carmalt
Associate Director, Sloan Program in Health Administration
Department of Policy Analysis and Management
Ph.D., Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, 2009
Research interests: population health, relationships and health, obesity and risky behavior.
   

Marianella Casasola
Associate Professor
Department of Human Development
Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, University of Texas-Austin, 2000
Research interests: infant cognitive development and early word learning, cognition and language acquisition

   

Patricia Cassano
Professor
Division of Nutritional Sciences
Ph.D., Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1987
Research interests: nutrition and genetics

   
John Cawley
Professor; Co-Director, Institute on Health Economics, Health Behaviors and Disparities
Department of Policy Analysis and Management; Department of Economics
Ph.D., Economics , University of Chicago, 1999
Research interests: health economics
   

Stephen Ceci
Helen L. Carr Professor of Developmental Psychology
Department of Human Development
Ph.D., Development Psychology, University of Exeter, 1978
Research interests: alternatives to psychometric theories of intellectual development; the bio-ecological theory of intelligence; ecological models of cognitive development; children’s testimonial competence; the accuracy of children’s memory

   

Nancy Chau
Professor
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University, 1996
Research interests: international trade; regional economics; development economics

   
   

Maria Lorena Cook
Professor
Department of International and Comparative Labor and Department of Labor Relations, Law, and History
Ph.D., Political Science, University of California-Berkeley
Research interests: policy and advocacy related to unauthorized migrants and migration

   
Benjamin Cornwell
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Sociology
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Chicago, 2007
Research interests: social network analysis; organizations; economic sociology; social stratification; microinteraction
   
Erin York Cornwell
Assistant Professor, Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow
Department of Sociology
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Chicago, 2008
Research interests: sociology of health; residential context; social isolation; aging
   
Mary Jo Dudley
Senior Extension Associate; Director, Cornell Farmworkers Program
Department of Development Sociology
MRP, Regional Planning, Cornell University, 1996
Research interests: immigrant workers; farmworkers; US-Latin American relation; migration from Latin America to the US; and immigrant communities in the US
   

Rachel Dunifon
Professor; Associate Dean for Research and Outreach
Department of Policy Analysis and Management
Ph.D., Human Development, Northwestern University, 1999
Research interests: child and family policy

   

John Eckenrode
Professor; Associate Director, Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research
Department of Human Development
Ph.D., Social Psychology, Tufts University 1979
Research interests: child abuse and neglect, including official child maltreatment reports, the academic effects of child abuse and neglect, and the long-term effects of a program of home visitation on the development of high-risk mothers and their children

   
Parfait M. Eloundou-Enyegue
Professor and Department Chair; Associate Director, Cornell Population Center
Department of Development Sociology
Ph.D., Rural Sociology and Demography, The Pennsylvania State University, 1997
Research interests: sociology of education; demography of inequality; demographic transitions in sub-Saharan Africa 
   

Gary W. Evans
Elizabeth Lee Vincent Professor of Human Ecology
Department of Design and Environmental Analysis; Department of Human Development
Ph.D., Psychology, University of Massachusetts
Research interests: role of physical and social factors in early childhood on the life course trajectory of mental and health and stress; role of elevated cumulative risk exposure in income-related health disparities in children and youth

   

Gary Fields
Professor of Economics; John P. Windmuller Chair of International and Comparative Labor
Department of
Economics, ILR School
Ph.D., Economics, University of Michigan, 1972
Research interests: economic development; global economy; human resources management; international and comparative workplace studies; labor economics; leadership; older workers; aging, and pensions; rights of working people; social insurance and welfare; wage differentials and inequality

   

Julia L. Finkelstein
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition | The Follett Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow
Division of Nutritional Sciences
Sc.D., Nutritional Epidemiology, Harvard University, 2011
Research interests: micronutrients and maternal and child health; nutrition and neglected tropical diseases; applications of GIS and epidemiologic methods to public health research, with emphasis on infectious disease, nutritional, and reproductive epidemiology; Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and South Asia

   

Maria Fitzpatrick
Assistant Professor
Department of Policy Analysis and Management
Ph.D., Economics, University of Virginia, 2008
Research Interests: economics of education; labor economics; public economics

   
Gustavo Flores-Macias
Assistant Professor
Department of Government
Ph.D., Comparative Government, Georgetown University, 2008
Research interests: the politics of economic reform; the effects of migration in labor-exporting countries
   

Maria Cristina Garcia
Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies
Department of History
Ph.D., History, University of Texas, Austin, 1990
Research interests: refugees; immigrants; exiles; transnationals in the Americas

   

Filiz Garip
Professor
Department of Sociology
Ph.D., Sociology, Princeton University, 2007
Research interests: migration; economic sociology; social networks; inequality

   

Rick Geddes
Professor and Director of the Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy
Department of Policy Analysis and Management
Ph.D., Economics, University of Chicago, 1991
Research interests: infrastructure policy; utility regulation; postal services; women’s property rights

   

Nina Glasgow
Senior Research Associate
Department of Development Sociology
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1982
Research interests: aging, health, and health care in rural environments; community and rural development

   

Shannon Gleeson
Associate Professor
Department of Labor Relations, Law & History, ILR School
Ph.D., Sociology and Demography, University of California, Berkeley, 2008
Research interests: experiences of low-wage workers; the role of immigrant documentation status; legal mobilization

   

Sarah Giroux
Instructor
Department of Development Sociology
Ph.D., Development Sociology, Cornell University, 2011
Research interests: demographic training and research; sub-Saharan Africa

   

Michael Goldstein
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
Ph.D., Developmental Psychology and Animal Behavior, Indiana University, 2001
Research interests: infant development in the context of the family, with a focus on mechanisms of social learning

   

Pilar Goñalons-Pons
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (starting Spring 2017)
Department of Policy Analysis and Managment
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, December 2014
Research interests: social stratification; family; gender; social policy; comparative sociology

   

Matthew Hall
Associate Professor
Department of Policy Analysis and Management
Ph.D., Sociology and Demography from Penn State University, 2010
Research interests: immigration; racial/ethnic inequality; residential segregation; population redistribution; spatial demography

   
Karla Hanson
Research Associate; Lecturer
Division of Nutritional Sciences
Ph.D., Public Administration, New York University, 1995
Research interests: health and social policy for children and families; food insecurity; obesity
   
Anna R. Haskins
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013
Research interests: educational inequality; social stratification; race and ethnicity; intergenerational social consequences of mass incarceration
   

Douglas Heckathorn
Professor; Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Sociology
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Kansas, 1974
Research interests: social exchange across macrosocial categories, including race and ethnicity, gender, age, and economic status, to analyze quantitatively both social structure and the power differentials encoded in those structures

   

Thomas Hirschl
Professor
Department of Development Sociology
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1986
Research interests: social stratification; research methods and statistics; state and local demography

   

Patrick Ishizuka
Frank H.T. Rhodes Postdoctoral Fellow
Cornell Population Center
Ph.D., Sociology and Social Policy, Princeton University, 2016
Research interests: causes and consequences of socioeconomic and gender inequalities in the family and labor market

   
George H. Jakubson
Associate Professor
Department of Economics, ILR School
Ph.D., Economics, University of Wisconsin, 1983
Research interests:  labor economics; econometrics; welfare policy; family and household structure
   
   
David Just
Professor        
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management  
Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 2001
Research interests: risk and uncertainty; information; behavioral economics
   

Lawrence M. Kahn
The Braunstein Family Professor and Professor of Economics and Labor Relations
Department of Economics, ILR School
Ph.D., Economics, University of California-Berkeley, 1975
Research interests:  wage inequality; unemployment; employment protection; gender and the labor market; immigration; sports economics

   

Ravi Kanbur
T. H. Lee Professor of World Affairs; International Professor of Applied Economics and Management; Professor of Economics
Department of Economics
Ph.D., Economics, University of Oxford, 1981
Research iInterests: public finance; theory of income distribution; theory of decision-making under uncertainty; inequality; poverty and development

   
Mary Fainsod Katzenstein
Stephen and Evalyn Milman Professor of American Studies; Professor of Government
Department of Government
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1975
Research interests: movement activism; incarceration and citizenship in the United States; gender issues; incarceration and race; feminist activism
   

Donald Kenkel
Joan K. and Irwin M. Jacobs Professor; Co-Director, Institute on Health Economics, Health Behaviors and Disparities
Department of Policy Analysis and Management
Ph.D., Economics, University of Chicago, 1987
Research interests: health economics; public sector economics

   

Rachel Bezner Kerr
Associate Professor
Department of Development Sociology
Ph.D., Development Sociology, Cornell University, 2006
Research interests: sustainable agriculture; food security; health, nutrition and social inequalities; primary focus in southern Africa

   

Hyuncheol (Bryant) Kim
Lois and Mel Tukman Assistant Professor
Department of Policy Analysis and Management
Ph.D., Economics, Columbia University, 2013
Research interests: health; development economics

   
Samuel A. Kleiner
Assistant Professor
Department of Policy Analysis and Management
Ph.D., Applied Economics & Policy Analysis, Carnegie Mellon University, 2010
Research interests: health economics and health policy, with an focus on the study of hospitals and health care providers; applied microeconomics
   
Yael Levitte
Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity, Academic Affairs
Ph.D., Economic Geography, University of Toronto, 2003
Research interests: entry and retention of women in the science labor force; regional economic development; sustainable development
   

Daniel Lichter
Ferris Family Professor; Robert S. Harrison, Institute for the Social Sciences
Department of Policy Analysis and Management
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1981
Research interests: family and welfare policy; children's changing living arrangements and poverty; cohabitation and marriage among unwed mothers; welfare incentive effects on the family; interracial marriage and cohabitation; new destinations of recent immigrants; changing patterns of concentrated poverty in rural areas

   

Beth Livingston
Assistant Professor
Human Resource Studies, ILR School
Ph.D., Management/Organizational Behavior, University of Florida, 2009
Research interests: gender; work and family; managing childcare in the workplace
   

Michael Lovenheim
Associate Professor; Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Policy Analysis and Management
Ph.D., Economics, University of Michigan, 2008
Research interests: economics of education (K-12 and higher); local public finance and taxation; consumer behavior
   
   
Vida Maralani
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles, 2006
Research interests: social demography; social stratification and inequality; gender; health; education
   

Alan Mathios
Professor; Rebecca Q. and James C. Morgan Dean, College of Human Ecology
Department of Policy Analysis and Management
Ph.D., Economics, University of Pennsylvania , 1985
Research interests: intersection of advertising policy and health; government tax policy and its impact on smoking onset and cessation

   
Jordan D. Matsudaira
Assistant Professor
Department of Policy Analysis and Management
Ph.D., Economics and Public Policy, University of Michigan, 1995
Research interests: economics of education; labor economics; health economics; anti-poverty policy
   
David Matteson
Assistant Professor
Departments of Social Statistics (ILR) and Statistical Science (CIS)
Ph.D., Statistics, University of Chicago, 2008
Research interests: time series; spatio-temporal statistics; biostatistics; Bayesian statistics; functional data analysis; econometrics; machine learning; point processes; semi-parametrics and non-parametrics
   
Saurabh Mehta
Associate Professor of Global Health, Epidemiology, and Nutrition
Division of Nutritional Sciences
M.B.B.S., All India Institute of Medical Sciences, 2003
Sc.D., Epidemiology and Nutrition, Harvard University, 2009
Research interests: global health; infectious disease epidemiology; links between nutrition and immune status; maternal and child health
   
Jamila Michener
Assistant Professor
Department of Government
Ph.D., Political Science, University of Chicago, 2011
Research interests:  American politics; poverty and inequality; political participation; race and ethnic politics; urban politics; public policy
   
Kelly Musick
Associate Professor; Director, Cornell Population Center
Department of Policy Analysis and Management
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2000
Research interests: family demography; social inequality; public policy
   
Victor Nee
Frank and Rosa Rhodes Professor; Director of the Center for the Study of Economy and Society
Department of Sociology
Ph.D., Sociology, Harvard University, 1977
Research interests: theory; economic sociology; stratification/inequality; immigration and race; transitions from state socialism
   

Anthony Ong
Associate Professor
Department of Human Development
Ph.D., Psychology, University of Southern California, 2002
Research interests: individual differences in vulnerability and resilience to environmental influences

   

Pilar Parra
Research Associate & Senior Lecturer
Division of Nutritional Sciences
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1989
Research interests: immigration; nutrition, diet and chronic disease; health status of minorities (culture, immigration); aging minorities in the U.S.

   
Max J. Pfeffer
Professor; Senior Associate Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department of Development Sociology
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1986
Research interests: international migration; rural labor markets; health care access; environmental policy
   

Karl Pillemer
Director, Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research; Hazel E. Reed Professor, Department of Human Development; Professor of Gerontology in Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Department of Human Development
Ph.D., Sociology, Brandeis University, 1985
Research interests: human development over the life course, with a special emphasis on family and social relationships in middle age and beyond

   
Ned J. Place
Associate Professor; Director, Endocrinology Section, Animal Health Diagnostic Center
Department of Population Medicine & Diagnostic Sciences
MD; Ph.D., Medicine (Ob/Gyn); Zoology, University of Rochester (MD); University of Washington (Ph.D.), 1987 (MD); 2000 (Ph.D.)
Research interests: female reproductive aging; ovarian physiology; neuroendocrinology and behavior
   
   
   

Valerie Reyna
Professor of Human Development and Psychology; Co-director, Center for Behavioral Economics and Decision Research; Co-Director, Cornell University Magnetic Resonance Imaging Facility
Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, Rockefeller University, 1981
Research interests: human judgment and decision making; numeracy and quantitative reasoning; risk and uncertainty; medical decision making; social judgment; false memory

   

Peter Rich
Assistant Professor
Department of Policy Analysis and Management
Ph.D., Sociology, New York University, 2016
Research interests: how individual decisions in housing, school, and marriage markets reflect and potentially reinforce racial and economic inequalities; how such decisions are impacted by policy and local context

   

David Sahn
International Professor of Economics; Director, Cornell University Food and Nutrition Policy Program (CFNPP)
Division of Nutritional Sciences and Department of Economics
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984
Research interests: economic development; applied econometrics; labor economics; economics of health and education; the effect of economic policy transitions in Africa and Eastern Europe on poverty and income distribution labor markets and gender issues in developing countries; pricing policy in social sectors food and nutrition policy

   

Sharon Sassler
Professor
Department of Policy Analysis & Management
Ph.D., Sociology/Demography, Brown University, 1995
Research interests: attributes of men who become step-fathers; the timing and circumstances of the transition to fatherhood; effect of union transitions on the health and well-being of single mothers and their offspring; family formation views of cohabiting couples and relationship progression in interracial relationships

   
Stephan J. Schmidt
Associate Professor; Director of Graduate Studies
Department of City and Regional Planning
Ph.D., Planning and Policy Development, Rutgers University, 2006
Research interests: urban environmental issues and policy making; land use planning; social and political context of public space provision
   
Rebecca A. Seguin
Assistant Professor
Division of Nutritional Sciences
Ph.D., Food Policy and Applied Nutrition, Tufts University, 2008
Research interests: evidence-based programs; physical activity and food environments; energy balance and obesity prevention; women’s health and aging
   
John Sipple
Associate Professor; Director, NYS Center for Rural Schools
Department of Development Sociology
Ph.D., Education, University of Michigan, 1997
Research interests: organizational response to state and federal policy; policy implementation; sociology of education; neo-institutionalism; rural schools and communities
   
Elliott G. Smith
Research Associate; Associate Director, National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect
Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research
Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, Cornell University, 1998
Research interests: The outcomes and well-being of children who have suffered maltreatment by their caregivers
   
Jeffrey Sobal
Professor
Division of Nutritional Sciences
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, 1978
Research interests: nutrition; obesity; health
   
April Sutton
Frank H.T. Rhodes Postdoctoral Fellow
Cornell Population Center
Ph.D., Sociology, The University of Texas at Austin, 2015
Research interests: social stratification; education; gender; spatial inequalities; life course transitions
   

Laura Tach
Assistant Professor
Department of Policy Analysis and Management
Ph.D., Sociology and Social Policy, Harvard University, 2010
Research interests: poverty & public policy; family demography; neighborhood inequality

   

Felix Thoemmes
Assistant Professor
Department of Human Development
Ph.D., Quantitative Psychology, Arizona State University, 2009
Research interests: quantitative methods and design; causal inference; missing data

   

Mallika Thomas
Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
Ph.D., Economics, University of Chicago, 2015
Research interests: labor economics; information economics; dynamic contracts; family economics

   

Lowell Turner
Professor of International and Comparative Labor; Director, The Worker Institute
School of Industrial and Labor Relations
Ph.D., Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1990
Research interests: politics; urban labor movements; coalition building; global warming; and the civic integration of immigrant workers

   

Françoise Vermeylen
Director, Cornell Statistical Consulting Unit
Division of Nutritional Sciences
M.S., Statistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1988
Research interests: linear/generalized linear models; multilevel/hierarchical/mixed models; design of experiments and surveys; survival analysis; multivariate statistics

   
Lars Vilhuber
Executive Director, Labor Dynamics Institute; Senior Research Associate
Department of Economics
Ph.D., Economics, Université de Montréal, 1999
Research interests: statistical disclosure limitation issues; effects and causes of mass layoffs; worker mobility; dynamics of the local labor market
   
Jan Vink
Research Support Specialist
Program on Applied Demographics
M.S., Econometrics, University of Groningen, 1986
Research interests: applied demographics; population projections; population estimates; state and local demography
   
Jeremy Wallace
Associate Professor
Department of Government
Ph.D., Political Science, Stanford University, 2009
Research interests: politics of urbanization; migration in China; nondemocratic regimes
   
Maureen R. Waller
Associate Professor
Department of Policy Analysis and Management
Ph.D., Sociology, Princeton University, 1997
Research interests: marriage, fatherhood, and child support in low-income communities in the United States
   

Qi Wang
Professor
Department of Human Development
Ph.D., Psychology, Harvard University, 2000
Research Interests: intersection of cognitive and social development, focusing on the development of autobiographical memory

   

Mildred Warner
Professor
Department of City and Regional Planning
Ph.D., Development Sociology, Cornell University, 1997
Research interests: devolution and privatization in local, state, and national policy and their impacts on community and economic development

   
Kim Weeden
Chair, Department of Sociology; Jan Rock Zubrow ’77 Professor of the Social Sciences; Director, Center for the Study of Inequality; Keeton House Faculty Fellow
Department of Sociology
Ph.D., Sociology, Stanford University, 1999
Research Interests: social inequality; poverty; social class; gender inequality; work-family policies
   

Martin T. Wells
Charles A. Alexander Professor of Statistical Sciences
Department of Statistical Science
Ph.D., Mathematics, University of California, 1987
Research interests: applied and theoretical statistics and sometimes cross the boundary into applied probability

   
Nancy Wells
Associate Professor
Department of Design & Environmental Analysis
Ph.D., Psychology & Architecture, University of Michigan, 2000
Research interests: influence of the built and natural environment on human health and well-being through the life course; effects of housing and neighborhood characteristics on mental and physical health; influence of nature access on cognitive functioning and psychological well-being; effects of neighborhood and community design features on physical activity and diet.
   

Elaine Wethington
Professor; Associate Director, Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research; Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Human Development; Department of Sociology
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Michigan, 1987
Research interests: sociology of mental health; epidemiology of mental and stress-related illness; sociology of aging and the life course; work-family integration; sociology of the family

 

   
Janis Whitlock
Research Scientist; Lecturer
Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research; Department of Human Development
Ph.D., Human Development, Cornell University, 2003
Research interests: adolescent and young adult mental health and wellbeing
   
Christopher Wildeman
Associate Professor
Department of Policy Analysis and Management
Ph.D., Sociology and Demography, Princeton University, 2008
Research interests: crime and punishment; inequality; family; child welfare
   
Lindy Williams
Professor
Department of Development Sociology
Ph.D., Sociology, Brown University, 1987
Research interests:  family; gender; life course; Southeast Asia
   
Stephen W. Yale-Loehr
Adjunct Professor of Law
Cornell Law School
J.D., Cornell University, 1981
Research interests: U.S. immigration; asylum law
   
   
Nicolas Ziebarth
Assistant Professor
Department of Policy Analysis and Management
Ph.D., Economics, Berlin University of Technology/German Institute for Economic Research, 2011
Research Interests: health economics; labor economics; microeconometrics
Cornell Population Center