Anneliese Luck

Ph.D. Student, Demography & Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

M.P.P., Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley, 2020
B.A., International Relations and Economic Development, Tufts University, 2015

Entered Program: 
First Year Paper Advisor: 
Courtney Boen

Anneliese is a joint PhD student in Demography and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds her BA in International Relations and Economic Development from Tufts University and completed her MPP at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley with a Graduate Certificate in Applied Data Science, where her research primarily focused on evaluating the impact of the child welfare system on children and families. Anneliese's current interests lie at the intersection of social demography and public policy, exploring how policy institutions and environments shape family structure and stability, as well as health trajectories across the life course, with a particular focus on approaching the analysis of health disparities through a spatial lens.

Her most recent work applies demographic life table methods to examine the spatial and racial dimensions of how state-driven family destabilization operates through both the carceral and child welfare systems for children across the United States. Currently, she is developing a project that explores the relationship between social policy environments and racial differences in small-area life expectancy by sex and cause of death. Additionally, Anneliese is a contributor on a project that aims to understand racial variation in Covid excess mortality across the country, as well as a project that investigates the role of state-level Covid response policies in mediating the health costs of the pandemic.