Anneliese Luck

Office Address: 

249-2 McNeil

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 child welfare policies on children and families. Anneliese's interests lie at the intersection of social demography, public policy, and health and mortality inequality. She is particularly interested in how policy and institutional contexts across the United States pattern spatial variation in health and mortality, with a particular focus on racial inequality. Her prior work has leveraged life table methods to examine the spatial and racial dimensions of how state-driven family destabilization might operate through both the carceral and child welfare systems for children across the United States, and she is currently working on a project that examines the relationship between incarceration exposure and race-, age-, and sex-specific mortality at a county level. Additionally, Anneliese is a contributor to projects that aim to understand racial and spatial 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.