Research Associates

Francesco Agostinelli

Assistant Professor of Economics

Ph.D., Economics, Arizona State University, 2018

Linda H. Aiken

Director, Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research
Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor of Nursing
Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Texas at Austin, 1973

Dolores Albarracín

Alexandra Heyman Nash Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor
Director, Social Action Lab
Director, Science of Science Communication Division, Annenberg Public Policy Center

Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 1997

Juan Pablo Atal

Assistant Professor of Economics
Associate Undergraduate Chair of Economics

Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 2016

Contact:
602 PCPSE, 133 South 36th Street
ataljp@econ.upenn.edu
Economics faculty page
Regina S. Baker

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Sociology, Duke University, 2015

Jere R. Behrman

William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Economics
Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1966

Contact:
616 PCPSE, 133 South 36th Street
215-898-7704
jbehrman@econ.upenn.edu
Economics faculty page, Google Scholar Profile
Richard Berk

Emeritus Professor of Criminology and Statistics

Ph.D., Sociology, Johns Hopkins University, 1970

Courtney Boen

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Sociology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2017

Alison M. Buttenheim

Patricia Bleznak Silverstein and Howard A. Silverstein Term Endowed Professorship in Global Women’s Health
Associate Professor of Nursing and Health Policy
Director of Engagement, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Scientific Director, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics
Associate Director, National Clinician Scholars Program

Ph.D., Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, 2007

Damon Centola

Elihu Katz Professor of Communication, Sociology and Engineering
Director of the Network Dynamics Group
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics

Ph.D., Sociology, Cornell University, 2006

Norma B. Coe

Co-Director, Population Aging Research Center
Director, PEDAL Lab
Associate Professor, Medical Ethics & Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine

Ph.D., Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005

Dennis Culhane

National Center on Homelessness among Veterans
Dana and Andrew Stone Chair in Social Policy
Professor of Policy Research and Evaluation
Professor of Social Policy
Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., Social Psychology, Boston College, 1990

Angela Lee Duckworth

Rosa Lee and Egbert Chang Professor

Ph.D., Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 2006

Irma T. Elo

Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Public Affairs and Demography, Princeton University, 1990

Douglas Ewbank

Research Professor Emeritus of Sociology

Ph.D., Economics, Princeton University, 1975

Contact:
245 McNeil
215-898-7999
ewbank@pop.upenn.edu
Sociology faculty page
Hanming Fang

Joseph M. Cohen Term Professor of Economics
Chair, Department of Economics

Ph.D., Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 2000

Contact:
605 PCPSE, 133 South 36th Street
215-898-7767
hanming.fang@econ.upenn.edu
Economics faculty page, Google Scholar Profile, Personal site
Jesús Fernández-Villaverde

Professor of Economics

Ph.D., Economics, University of Minnesota, 2001

Contact:
521 PCPSE, 133 South 36th Street
215-898-1504
jesusfv@econ.upenn.edu
Economics faculty page, Personal site, Google Scholar Profile
Chenoa Flippen

Professor of Sociology
Undergraduate Chair of Sociology

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Chicago, 1999

Paula Fomby

Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001

Lance Freeman

Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor of City and Regional Planning and Sociology

Ph.D., City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997

Frank F. Furstenberg

Zellerbach Family Professor of Sociology, Emeritus

Ph.D., Sociology, Columbia University, 1967

Alec Gershberg

Senior Lecturer, Sociology and Urban Studies
Senior Fellow, International Educational Development Program, Penn GSE

Ph.D. Regional Science, University of Pennsylvania, 1993

Pilar Gonalons-Pons

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2014

Roberto G. Gonzales

Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor
Richard Perry University Professor of Sociology and Education

Ph.D., Sociology, University of California Irvine, 2008

Jeremy Greenwood

Professor of Economics

Ph.D., Economics, University of Rochester, 1983

Contact:
519 PCPSE, 133 South 36th Street
215-898-1505
Economics faculty page, Google Scholar Profile
Michel Guillot

Associate Director for Training, Population Studies Center
Chair, Graduate Group in Demography
Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Demography and Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, 2000

Emily Hannum

Associate Dean for the Social Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences
Professor of Sociology
Professor of Education

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Michigan, 1998

Jerry A. Jacobs

Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Sociology, Harvard University, 1983

Joseph Kable

Baird Term Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, 2004

Contact:
Solomon Labs, 3720 Walnut St, Room C5
215-746-3873
kable@psych.upenn.edu
Psychology faculty page, Kable Lab, Google Scholar Profile
Hans-Peter Kohler

Co-Director, Population Aging Research Center
Frederick J. Warren Professor of Demography
Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1997

Iliana Kohler

Associate Director, Population Studies Center
Practice Associate Professor in Sociology

Ph.D., Political Science, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, 2001

Dirk Krueger

Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Social Sciences
Professor of Economics

Ph.D., Economics, University of Minnesota, 1999

Contact:
520 PCPSE, 133 South 36th Street
215-898-6691
dkrueger@econ.upenn.edu
Economics faculty page, Google Scholar Profile, Personal site
Annette Lareau

Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Endowed Term Professor in the Social Sciences
Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, 1984

Corinne Low

Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy

Ph.D., Economics, Columbia University, 2014

John M. MacDonald

Penny and Robert A. Fox Faculty Director of the Fels Institute
Professor of Criminology
Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Criminology, University of Maryland, 1999

David S. Mandell

Kenneth E. Appel Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research
Associate Director, Center for Autism Research, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Sc.D., Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 2000

Iourii Manovskii

Professor of Economics

Ph.D., Economics, University of Western Ontario, 2004

Contact:
518 PCPSE, 133 South 36th Street
215-898-6880
manovski@econ.upenn.edu
Economics faculty page, Personal site
Matthew D. McHugh

Director, Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research
Faculty Director, Nursing and Health Care Managment Coordinated Dual Degree Program
Independence Chair for Nursing Education
Professor of Nursing

J.D., Northeastern University School of Law, 2006Ph.D., Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, 2004

Olivia S. Mitchell

Executive Director, Pension Research Council
Director, Boettner Center for Pensions and Retirement Research
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Professor
Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy
Professor of Insurance and Risk Management

Ph.D., Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1978

Diana Montoya-Williams

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine
Attending Neonatologist, Neonatology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2012, M.D., Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons 

Hyunjoon Park

Director, James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies
Korean Foundation Professor of Sociology
Professor of Education

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005

Emilio Alberto Parrado

Director, Population Studies Center
Dorothy Swaine Thomas Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Chicago, 1997

Mark V. Pauly

John M. Bendheim, W’40 and Thomas L. Bendheim, WG’90 Professor Emeritus of Health Care Management

Ph.D., Economics, University of Virginia, 1967

Contact:
208 Colonial Penn Center
215-898-5411
pauly@wharton.upenn.edu
Wharton faculty page
Andrew Postlewaite

Harry P. Kamen Professor of Economics
Professor of Finance

Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University, 1974

Samuel H. Preston

Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Economics, Princeton University, 1968

José-Victor Ríos-Rull

Director, Penn Institute for Economic Research
Lawrence R. Klein Professor of Economics

Ph.D., Economics, Minnesota, 1990

Contact:
516 PCPSE, 133 South 36th Street
215-898-7701
vr0j@econ.upenn.edu
Economics Faculty page, Personal site, Google Scholar Profile
Dorothy Roberts

Director, Program on Race, Science and Society
George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology
Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights
Professor of Africana Studies

J.D., Law, Harvard University, 1980

Paul Rosenbaum

Robert G. Putzel Professor of Statistics

Ph.D., Statistics, Harvard University, 1980

Wendy Roth

Associate Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Sociology and Social Policy, Harvard University, 2006

Jason Schnittker

Graduate Chair of Sociology
Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Sociology, Indiana University, 2001

Heather Schofield

Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Assistant Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions

Ph.D., Business Economics, Harvard University, 2014

Theodore G. Schurr

Graduate Group Chair of Anthropology
Professor of Anthropology

Ph.D., Anthropology, Emory University, 1998

Holger Sieg

Professor of Economics

Ph.D., Economics, Carnegie Mellon University, 1996

Contact:
615 PCPSE, 133 South 36th Street
215-898-7194
holgers@sas.upenn.edu
Economics faculty page, Google Scholar Profile, Personal site
Herbert L. Smith

Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Michigan, 1982

Contact:
230 McNeil
215-898-7768
hsmith@pop.upenn.edu
Sociology faculty page
Xi Song

Associate Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Sociology, University of California Los Angeles, 2015

Harsha Thirumurthy

Associate Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Ph.D., Economics, Yale University, 2006

Petra Todd

Edward J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Economics

Ph.D., Economics, University of Chicago, 1996

Contact:
606 PCPSE, 133 South 36th Street
215-898-4084
ptodd@econ.upenn.edu
Economics faculty page, Google Scholar Profile
Atheendar Venkataramani

Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Assistant Professor of Medicine

M.D., Medicine, University of Washington, 2011Ph.D., Health Policy (Economics), Yale University, 2009

Kevin G. Volpp

Director, LDI Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics
Vice Chairman for Health Policy, Dept. of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Janet and John Haas President's Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Professor, Health Care Management

Ph.D., Health Economics, Public Policy and Management, University of Pennsylvania, 1998M.D., Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 1998

Duncan J. Watts

Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor
Stevens University Professer

Ph.D., Cornell University, 1997

Sharon Wolf

Assistant Professor, Human Development and Quantitative Methods Division

Ph.D., Applied Psychology, New York University, 2014

Contact:
GSE, 3700 Walnut Street
215-746-0283
wolfs@upenn.edu
Education faculty page, Google Scholar Profile, Twitter
Tukufu Zuberi

Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations
Professor of Sociology
Professor of Africana Studies

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Chicago, 1989