Yana C. Vierboom

Office Address: 

249-2 McNeil


Ph.D. Candidate, Demography, University of Pennsylvania

BA, Comparative Literature, Brown University, 2011

Entered Program: 
Dissertation Chair: 
Irma T. Elo
Dissertation Committee Member: 
Samuel H. Preston
Dissertation Committee Member: 
Michel Guillot
Graduation Year: 

I graduated from Brown University with a BA in Comparative Literature and Literary Translation in 2011. Before coming to the Population Studies Center, I worked in the public policy division of the Guttmacher Institute, where I tracked state legislation across the US on family planning and abortion issues. In my first year at the PSC, I researched fertility timing of first-generation college graduates in the US. My current research focuses on health and mortality differentials by social class in the US. I am also pursuing a Master's degree in Statistics from the Wharton School.

Recent Publications:

Preston, S.H.; Vierboom, Y.C.; Stokes, A.C. (2018). The role of obesity in exceptionally slow mortality improvements in the United States. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 115(5), 957-961.

Vierboom, Y.C. (2017). The contribution of differences in adiposity to educational disparities in mortality in the United States. Demographic Research, 37(54).