Faculty & Staff

CIDR is comprised of affiliates from many of the 23 CUNY campuses. Building on the presence of more than 30 demographers CUNY-wide, the City University of New York hired nine new faculty members in the field during the past few years.

Faculty Associates and Affiliates


Alba, Richard

Distinguished Professor, Sociology, Graduate Center
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1974
Research Fields: immigration; race & ethnicity; urbanization

Balk, Deborah

Professor, Public Affairs, Baruch College
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1991
Research Fields: urbanization; development; population & environment; spatial demography

Bennett, Neil G.

Professor, Public Affairs, Baruch College
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1981
Research Fields: demography of the life course; mathematical demography; indirect demographic estimation

Beveridge, Andrew

Professor, Sociology, Queens College
Ph.D., Yale University, 1973
Research Fields: the demography of New York City; spatial demography; immigration; race & ethnicity

Cho, Soyeon

Assistant Professor, Department of Human Services, New York City College of Technology
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 2006
Research Fields: mental health and caregiving, aging, depression in older Korean American caregivers

DelaCruz, Juan

Associate Professor, Economics & Business, Lehman College
Ph.D., New School for Social Research, 2008
Research Fields: health economics; HIV/AIDS and its effects on human capital

Dowd, Jennifer

Associate Professor, Public Health, Hunter College
Ph.D., Princeton University, 2004
Research Fields: biodemography; health inequality; life course; research design

Edwards, Ryan

Associate Professor, Economics, Queens College
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2002
Research Fields: aging; mortality

Gornick, Janet

Professor, Political Science, Graduate Center
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1994
Research Fields: female labor force participation; family demography; social policy

Grossman, Michael

Distinguished Professor, Economics, Graduate Center
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1970
Research Fields: health; obesity

Heiland, Frank

Associate Professor, Public Affairs, Baruch College
Ph.D., State University of New York, Stony Brook, 2002
Research Fields: family demography; fertility; economic demography; obesity

Hernandez, Donald

Professor, Sociology, Hunter College
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1976
Research Fields: family demography; immigration

Horiuchi, Shiro

Professor, Public Health, Hunter College
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1981
Research Fields: mortality; mathematical demography; formal demography

Hsin, Amy

Assistant Professor, Sociology, Queens College
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2008
Research Fields: sociology of the family; social stratification; demography; race/ethnicity

Jaeger, David

Professor, Economics, Graduate Center
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1995
Research Fields: immigration; demography and conflict

Joyce, Theodore

Professor, Economics, Baruch College
Ph.D., City University of New York Graduate Center, 1985
Research Fields: fertility & family planning; investments in children; social policy; research design

Korenman, Sanders

Professor, Public Affairs, Baruch College
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1989
Research Fields: investments in children; family demography; social policy

Maantay, Juliana

Associate Professor, Geography, Lehman College
Ph.D., Rutgers University, New Brunswick, 2000
Research Fields: population geography; urban environmental health; spatial demography

Marwell, Nicole

Associate Professor, Public Affairs, Baruch College
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2000
Research Fields: urban sociology; organizational sociology; nonprofit organizations; latina/o populations, poverty, community

Mollenkopf, John

Distinguished Professor, Political Science, Graduate Center
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1974
Research Fields: urban politics, public policy, comparative urbanism

Ortega, Francesc

Associate Professor, Economics, Queens College
Ph.D., New York University, 2004
Research Fields: immigration; international trade; labor economics

Porter, Jeremy

Associate Professor, Finance and Business Management & Children Studies Program, Brooklyn College
Ph.D., Mississippi State University, 2008
Research Fields: racial health disparities, racial segregation, poverty, education



Reed, Holly

Assistant Professor, Sociology, Queens College
Ph.D., Brown University, 2008
Research Fields: immigration; urbanization; social networks; forced migration; population & development

Reimers, Cordelia

Professor (Emerita), Economics, Hunter College
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1977
Research Fields: female labor force participation; immigration; retirement

Roff, Jennifer

Assistant Professor, Economics, Queens College
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2003
Research Fields: labor economics; applied microeconomics, economic demography; child support

Romero, Diana

Associate Professor, Public Health, Hunter College
Ph.D., Columbia University, 2002
Research Fields: reproductive health policy; social policy; poverty and maternal and child health

Root, Robin

Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology, Baruch College
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Research Fields: medical anthropology; global public health

Smith, Robert

Professor, Public Affairs, Baruch College
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1995
Research Fields: contemporary migration; U.S. Latinos

Song, Shige

Assistant Professor, Sociology, Queens College
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2004
Research Fields: obesity; health; life course; China

Wegge, Simone

Associate Professor, Economics, College of Staten Island
Ph.D., Northwestern University
Research Fields: immigration; historical demography

Wilder, Esther

Associate Professor, Sociology, Lehman College
Ph.D., Brown University, 1997
Research Fields: quantitative reasoning; healthcare and disability; racial, ethnic and religious inequality and identification

Yin, Na

Assistant Professor, Public Affairs, Baruch College
Ph.D., State University of New York, Stony Brook, 2008
Research Fields: disability; aging

Zagheni, Emilio

Assistant Professor, Sociology, Queens College
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2010
Research Fields: mathematical and computational demography; intergenerational ties; population and environment; interaction of population dynamics and infectious diseases


Post-Doctoral Fellows

Jones, Bryan

Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder, 2012
Research Fields: spatial statistics/GIS, mathematical demography, urban/rural population dynamics, rural development, and migration


Research Associates

Andreeva, Liudmila

MSc., Moscow Institute of Physics and Engineering, 2002
Research Fields: mortality; formal demography


Administrative Staff

Neil G. Bennett

Director
Phone: (646) 660-6779
Neil.Bennett@baruch.cuny.edu

Deborah Balk

Associate Director
Phone: (646) 660-6762
Deborah.Balk@baruch.cuny.edu

Mabel Chee

Administrative Director of Operations and Research
Phone: (646) 660-6813
Mabel.Chee@baruch.cuny.edu

James D. Howell

Computing Director
Phone: (646) 660-6713
James.Howell@baruch.cuny.edu


Alumni

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Palermo, Tia

Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2009
Research Fields: health disparities; maternal and child health; gender inequity

Research Associates

Todd, Megan

A.B., Harvard University, 2003
Research Fields: spatial demography; urban health; biodemography

Demography Fellows

Fuentes, Liza

Senior Project Manager, Ibis Reproductive Health
DPH, CUNY School of Public Health, 2013
Research Fields: effects of migration and health policies on Latina and immigrant reproductive health, clinician training in reproductive health, abortion access

Tan, Ruoding

Associate, The Analysis Group
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center, 2013
Research Fields: health economics, applied econometrics, economic demography, labor economics


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