Population Studies Core Faculty

CU-Boulder Faculty

Francisca Antman, Associate Professor of Economics

  • International migration and human capital investments, the construction of race and ethnic identity, economic development in historical perspective

Tania Barham, Associate Professor of Economics

  • Impacts of conditional cash transfers on various child health interventions on cognitive development of older children and adolescents using randomized experiments

Jason Boardman, Professor of Sociology

  • Social determinants of health with an emphasis on the gene-environment interactions related to health behaviors

Brian Cadena, Assistant Professor of Economics

  • response of low-skilled immigration to labor demand within the United States and behavioral economics applications to educational investment

Amanda Carrico, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

  • Behavioral dimensions of climate change mitigation and adaptation; technology adoption and use; Environmental Psychology; common pool resource management; risk perceptions.

Myron Gutmann, Professor of History

  • History of the environment, the economy, and health, demographic and environmental history of the American west.

John Hewitt, Professor of Psychology

  • Use of cross-sectional and longitudinal studies of twins and families to study behavioral development, and genetic and environmental influences on behavior, personality, and health; development of behavior problems in childhood and adolescence, vulnerability to drug use, abuse, and dependence

Lori Hunter, Professor of Sociology

  • Population dynamics and the environment; migration, climate, health; South Africa, Mexico; well-being in isolated, rural America

Rick Mansfield, Assistant Professor of Economics

  • Potential tradeoffs between inequality of oppurtunity and allocative efficiency in the mechanisms

Ryan Masters, Assistant Professor of Sociology

  • Examining long-term trends in US morbidity, chronic diseases, and mortality rates

Terra McKinnish, Associate Professor of Economics

  • Labor economics, economic demography and public economics, with a strong interest in poverty and gender-related issues

Matt McQueen, Associate Professor of Integrative Physiology

  • development and application of epidemiological and biostatistical methods to advance our understanding of human disease from genes to populations

Stefanie Mollborn, Professor of Sociology

  • Mechanisms and theoretical explanations underlying demographic trends; teenage childbearing and its consequences for young people and their children; inequalities in early childhood development and health; health lifestyles among young people from birth through the transition to adulthood

Fernando Riosmena, Associate Professor of Geography

  • Immigrant health throughout different stages of the migration process and the role of US immigration policy and social, economic, and environmental dynamics between Latin America and the US

Richard Rogers, Professor of Sociology

  • Social demography and the sociology of health, including health disparities

Adrian Shin, Assistant Professor of Political Science

  • Political economy of international migration

Seth Spielman, Associate Professor of Geography

  • intersection of maps, statistics, and the social sciences

Amanda Stevenson, Assistant Professor of Sociology

  • Impacts of reproductive health policies and social responses to these policies

Shuang Zhang, Assistant Professor of Economics

  • Environment, health, development

Affiliated Core Faculty from Other Campuses and Institutions

jimi Adams, Associate Professor of Health and Behavioral Sciences, CU Denver

  • Social networks, HIV/AIDS, science and technology, religion

Laura Argys, Professor of Economics, CU Denver

  • impact of family, social and education policies on child well-being; examination of the impact of child support polocies on poverty and child well-being to the effect of foster care policies on the experience of children in the foster care system to the influence of peers on the risky behaviors of adolescents

Kate Coleman-Minahan, Assistant Professor, CU College of Nursing, CU Anschutz Medical Campus

  • Reproductive health disparities among low-income, minority, and immigrant young women; structural disadvantage, gender inequality, and cultural processes as related to women's reproductive health decision-making; policy and clinical practice impact access to and quality of contraceptive and abortion care

Katie Genadek, Economist, US Census Bureau and Institute of Behavioral Science Fellow

  • labor economics, work and family, and policy impacts on women's labor supply and household labor

Carol Kaufman, Associate Professor of Department of Community and Behavioral Health, CU Denver

  • Cultural and community context of adolescent sexual health risks; the adaptation, implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of theory-based health interventions within and across diverse communities; and new applications and approaches in research design and methodology

Patrick Krueger, Associate Professor of Sociology and Health and Behavioral Sciences, CU Denver

  • Social determinants of health, health behaviors, and mortality; examines how socioeconomic status and family dynamics shape the practice of health behaviors including smoking, drinking, exercise, and sleep duration; examine whether the consequences for those behaviors for mortality vary across social groups

Adam Lippert, Asssistant Professor of Sociology and Health and Behavioral Sciences, CU Denver

  • Health, Demography, and Quantitative Methods

Sara Yeatman, Associate Professor of Health and Behavioral Sciences, CU Denver

  • Social consequences of HIV/AIDS, fertility preference dynamics, and the creative measurement of sensitive information

More about the Certificate Program:

Certificate Requirements

For additional information, contact the Certificate Director:

Professor Lori Hunter
Director, Population Program and CU Population Center
Institute of Behavioral Science, Room 483