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Daniel Choe
Assistant Professor, Human Development & Family Studies

Daniel Choe received his degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan in 2012. Dr. Choe’s research examines the development of self-control, conduct problems, and antisocial behavior throughout the early lifespan, as well as family processes and gene–environment interactions that contribute to the intergenerational transmission of criminal behavior and mental health problems in low-income populations.

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Timothy Beatty
Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Professor Beatty is an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Davis.  His research relates to the empirical analysis of consumption behavior, in particular as it relates to health outcomes. Professor Beatty’s research has tended to focus on food consumption and the demand for nutrition and health, at both the household and aggregate levels.

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Sasha Abramsky
Lecturer, University Writing Program & Freelance Journalist

Abramsky is a Lecturer in the University Writing Program at UC Davis. Much of his work over the past decade has centered on America’s criminal justice system, and he also writes on political goings-on and cultural trends.

350 Voorhies
Davis, CA
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Chris Benner
Associate Professor of Community and Regional Development

Dr. Chris Benner is an Associate Professor of Community and Regional Development, and Chair of the Geography Graduate Group at the University of California, Davis.  His research focuses on the relationships between technological change, regional development, and the structure of economic opportunity, focusing on regional labor markets and the transformation of work and employment patterns. 

2333 Hart Hall
Davis, CA
(530) 754-8799
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Nicole Woolsey Biggart
Professor, Graduate School of Management

Nicole Woolsey Biggart joined the Graduate School of Management in 1981 as one of the School’s first faculty members. On June 1, 2010, she assumed the Chevron Chair in Energy Efficiency, which directs the UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center. She served as dean of the Graduate School of Management from July 1, 2003, to June 30, 2009. She held the Jerome J. and Elsie Suran Chair in Technology Management from 2002 to June 2010.

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A. Colin Cameron
Professor of Economics

A. Colin Cameron received his degree in Economics from Stanford University in 1988. His research specialty is econometric theory for cross-section data, especially count data, and applications to labor economics and health economics data.

1124 Social Sciences & Humanities Building
Davis, CA
(530) 564-0630
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David Campbell
Political Scientist, Human Ecology Department

David Campbell is a political scientist in the Human Ecology Department at the University of California, Davis. He works as a Community Studies Specialist for UC Cooperative Extension. The goal of his research and extension work is to deepen the practice of democratic citizenship in California communities. Taking community planning and service delivery systems as the unit of analysis, his research illuminates the policy dynamics and collaborative mechanisms that shape local implementation of federal, state, and foundation programs.

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Scott E. Carrell
Professor of Economics

Scott Carrell’s research focuses on the effect of school inputs, peer effects and barriers to college.

1148 Social Sciences & Humanities Building
Davis, CA
(530) 752-5480
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Gregory Clark
Professor of Economics

Gregory Clark received his degree in Economics from Harvard University in 1985. His main current research, detailed in his new book, The Son Also Rises: Surnames and the History of Social Mobility, uses the information content of surnames to estimate the rate and nature of inter-generational social mobility in a variety of societies, including the USA.

1137 Social Sciences and Humanities Building
Davis, CA
(530) 574-7188
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Katherine Conger
Associate Professor of Human and Community Development

Katherine Conger received her degree in Sociology from Iowa State University in 1993. Her research focuses on the quality and course of sibling relationships; interpersonal processes in families emphasizing the linkages between family stress and adolescent adjustment; and observational research methods.

2323 Hart Hall
Davis, CA
(530) 754-7518
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Rand Conger
Distinguished Professor of Human and Community Development and Psychology

Rand Conger received his degree in Sociology from the University of Washington in 1976. His research focuses on social and economic stress; life course development; family interaction processes; and family research methods.

1361 Hart Hall
Davis, CA
(530) 754-7357
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Ryan Finnigan
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Ryan Finnigan received his doctorate from Duke University in 2013, and is an Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department at UC Davis. His research focuses on structural changes in metropolitan housing and labor markets, and their implications for racial/ethnic inequalities in work and homeownership.

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Peter Franks
Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Center for Healthcare Policy and Research

Peter Franks received his M.D. degree from the University of London, England. His research focuses on research design and methodology in primary care, psychosocial and socioeconomic factors affecting health, and health status measurement.

4860 Y Street
Lawrence. J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center Room 2329
Sacramento, CA
(916) 734-5494
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Kevin Gee
Assistant Professor of Education

Kevin Gee received his doctorate from Harvard University. His previous position was as a lecturer at the Taubman Center for Public Policy at Brown University. His research interests focus on the role that children’s health plays in their ability to learn. He also brings strong expertise in large-scale program evaluation.

(530) 752-9334
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Gail Goodman
Distinguished Professor of Psychology

Gail Goodman received her degree in Developmental Psychology from UCLA in 1977. Her areas of research expertise include welfare recipients, foster care, and the intergenerational transmission of attachment insecurity.

152 Young Hall
Davis, CA
(530) 752-6981
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Luis Eduardo Guarnizo
Professor of Sociology and Community and Regional Development

Luis Eduardo Guarnizo is Professor of Sociology and Community and Regional Development at the Department of Human Ecology, University of California, Davis. His research examines the determinants, dynamics, and theoretical and practical effects of mass human mobility across national borders. His research specifically focuses on migrants’ mode of socioeconomic incorporation and political participation, migration and citizenship, and migration and socioeconomic change and inequality at the local, national, transnational, and global scales.

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Amanda Guyer
Associate Professor, Center for Mind & Brain, UC Davis

Dr. Guyer’s research focuses on the behavioral and neural mechanisms that may underlie the way that adolescents think and feel. One overarching question throughout her research is how does attentional focus modulate the brain circuitry involved in emotional responding?

267 Cousteau Pl., Room 196
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Drew Halfmann
Associate Professor of Sociology

Drew Halfmann’s research and teaching focuses on the politics of health and social policy, with an emphasis on the role of political institutions.   His first book was on the politics of abortion in the United States, Britain and Canada.  His next book will examine the African-American struggle for health equality from Reconstruction to Obamacare.

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Erin R. Hamilton
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Erin Hamilton received her degree in Sociology from the University of Texas, Austin in 2009. Her current research investigates the social and demographic sources of international migration from Mexico to the United States.

2244 Social Sciences and Humanities Building
Davis, CA
(530) 752-7747
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Angela P. Harris
Professor of Law

Angela Harris received her degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 1986.  Her research focuses on critical legal theory, examining how law can reinforce and challenge subordination on the basis of race, gender, sexuality, class, and other dimensions of power and identity.

2107 King Hall
Davis, CA
(530) 752-3276
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Cassandra Hart
Assistant Professor of Education

Cassandra Hart’s research focuses on state and national education policies, and school-choice policies and their effects on student outcomes.

(530) 752-5387
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Paul Hastings
Chair and Professor of Psychology

Paul Hastings received his degree from the University of Toronto. His research focuses on the impact of stressors on child and adolescent well-being, and the effects of poverty on physiological reactivity, regulation and development of mental and physical health problems.

283 Young Hall
Davis, CA
(530) 297-4438
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Paul Heckman
Associate Dean and Professor of Education

Paul Heckman received his degree in Curriculum and the Study of Schooling from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1982.  His research focuses on the educational ecology of communities, school restructuring, and school culture, change and cognition. 

121 School of Education Building
Davis, CA
(530) 752-8309
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Jacob Hibel
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Jacob Hibel received his degree in Sociology and Demography from Pennsylvania State University in 2009. His research focuses on the causes and consequences of childhood educational inequalities, including those related to poverty, disability, race/ethnicity, immigrant generation status, and spatial segregation.

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Leah Hibel
Assistant Professor of Human Ecology

Dr. Leah Hibel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Ecology. She received her degree in Biobehavioral Health from Penn State University in 2009. Dr. Hibel’s research focuses on maternal and child health particularly in the context of family stress.

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Hilary Hoynes
Professor of Economics

Hilary Hoynes specializes in the study of poverty, inequality, and the impacts of government tax and transfer programs on low income families.

1152 Social Sciences and Humanities Building
Davis, CA
(530) 564-0505
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Robert Huckfeldt
Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Director Institute of Governmental Affairs

Robert Huckfeldt received his degree from Washington University in 1977. His primary research interests lie in participation, communication, and decision-making.

584 Kerr Hall
Davis, CA
(530) 752-0975
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Mary Jackman
Professor of Sociology

Mary Jackman received her degree in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1972. Her research focuses on political sociology and social inequality.

2245 Social Sciences and Humanities Building
Davis, CA
(530) 752-2637
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Kevin Johnson
Dean of the Law School, and Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law and Chicana/o Studies

Kevin Johnson received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1983. His research interests include immigration law and policy, refugee law, civil rights, and the Critical Race and Latina/o theories.

2020 King Hall
Davis, CA
(530) 752-0243
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Lucia Kaiser
Specialist in Cooperative Extension

Lucia Kaiser received her degree in Nutrition from UC Davis in 1989. Her research focuses on developing tools to evaluate nutrition education.

3207 Meyer Hall
Davis, CA
(530) 754-9063
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Michal Kurlaender
Associate Professor of Education

Michal Kurlaender’s work focuses on education policy and evaluation, particularly practices that address existing racial/ethnic and socioeconomic inequality at various stages of the educational attainment process.

127 School of Education Building
Davis, CA
(530) 752-3748
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J. Paul Leigh
Professor of Health Economics, Center for Healthcare Policy and Research

J. Paul Leigh received his degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His fields of expertise are health and labor economics as well as econometrics.

122 MS1C Building
Davis, CA
(530) 754-8605
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Peter Lindert
Distinguished Professor of Economics

Peter Lindert’s current research focuses on the causes and effects of modern fiscal redistribution and the history of inequality, political voice and economic growth.

(530) 752-1983
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Ming-Cheng Lo
Professor of Sociology

Ming-Cheng Miriam Lo’s poverty related research focuses on the health care experiences of low-income immigrants. 

2266 Social Sciences and Humanities Building
Davis, CA
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Jonathan London
Assistant Professor of Human and Community Development

Jonathan K. London received his degree in Environmental Science Policy and Management from UC Berkeley in 2011. His research addresses conflicts and collaboration in natural resource and environmental issues, specifically on marginalized rural communities and environmental justice issues in the Sierra Nevada and the Central Valley.

2335 Hart Hall,
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-2733
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Philip Martin
Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Chair UC Comparative Immigration & Integration Program

Philip Martin received his degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1975. His research focuses on: immigration, farm labor, and economic development.

2101 Social Sciences & Humanities Building
Davis, CA
(530) 752-1530
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Paco Martorell
Assistant Professor of Education

Paco Martorell is an Assistant Professor in the UC Davis School of Education. Martorell completed his PhD in economics at UC Berkeley.

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Bill McCarthy
Professor of Sociology

Bill McCarthy received his degree from the University of Toronto. His research focuses on: health, crime and delinquency, and research methods.

2257 Social Sciences and Humanities Building
Davis, CA
(530) 752-1563
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Joy Melnikow, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor, Family and Community Medicine

Joy Melnikow, MD, MPH is the Director of the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research and Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, Davis. She serves on the executive committee for the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, and is a member of the US Preventive Services Task Force. She received her MD from UC San Francisco and her MPH in epidemiology from UC Berkeley.

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Douglas Miller
Associate Professor of Economics

Doug Miller received his degree in Economics from Princeton University in 2000. His research examines the impact of economic forces, social policy, and the environment on health.

1151 Social Sciences & Humanities Building
Davis, CA
(530) 752-8490
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Deb Niemeier
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Deb Niemeier received her degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Washington in 1994. Her research focuses on the impact of low income families’ access to transport on jobs, healthcare, and schools.

3127 Engineering III Building
Davis, CA
(530) 752-8918
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Marianne Page
Professor of Economics and Deputy Director, Center for Poverty Research

Marianne Page is Deputy Director of the Center for Poverty Research. Her research includes inter-generational mobility and the impact of social programs on children’s outcomes. Recent projects include  investigations of the causal relationship between parental education and children’s success in school, distributional effects of class size reduction policies, and the impact of the WIC program on young children’s health.

1138 Social Sciences & Humanities Building
Davis, CA
(530) 554-4940
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Giovanni Peri
Professor of Economics

Giovanni Peri received his degree in Economics from UC Berkeley in 1998. His research focuses on the determinants of international migrations and their impact on labor markets, productivity, and investments.

1140 Social Sciences & Humanities Building
Davis, CA
(530) 554-2304
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Lisa R. Pruitt
Professor of Law

Lisa Pruitt’s areas of research include legal and policy implications of income inequality along the rural-urban continuum and legal aspects of declining mobility, with an emphasis on diminishing access to higher education.

1111 King Hall
Davis, CA
(530) 752-2750
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Cruz Reynoso
Professor of Law Emeritus

Cruz Reynoso received his degree from UC Berkeley in 1958. His research areas include civil rights and immigration law.

1107 King Hall
Davis, CA
(530) 752-2897
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Heather Rose
Associate Professor of Education

Heather Rose studies the effects of school finance systems, accountability programs, and governance structures on the distribution of school resources, student outcomes and achievement gaps.

125 School of Education Building
Davis, CA
(530) 752-1407
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Leticia M. Saucedo
Professor of Law

Leticia Saucedo received her degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1996. Her research centers on employment and immigration law, immigrants in low-wage workplaces and the structural dynamics affecting their entry.

2123 King Hall
Davis, CA
(530) 752-3426
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Kimberlee A. Shauman
Associate Professor of Sociology

Kimberlee Shauman received her degree in Sociology, Population Demography and Ecology from the University of Michigan in 1997. Her areas of expertise include social stratification, family and kinship, demography, sociology of education, and quantitative methodology. 

2243 Social Sciences and Humanities Building
Davis, CA
(530) 297-8072
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Victoria Smith
Professor of Sociology

Vicki Smith received her degree in Sociology from UC Berkeley in 1987. Her areas of specialization include employment, pathways to work, and inequality.

 

2270 Social Sciences & Humanities Building
Davis, CA
(530) 752-6170
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Ann Huff Stevens
Professor of Economics and Director, Center for Poverty Research; Interim Dean, Graduate School of Management

Ann Huff Stevens is Director of the Center for Poverty Research at UC Davis, Professor in the Department of Economics, and Interim Dean at the Graduate School of Management. She studies low income workers and labor markets, the incidence and effects of job loss, connections between economic shocks and health, and poverty and safety-net dynamics.

3108 Gallagher Hall
Davis, CA
(530) 752-7366

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