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.
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.
Marianne Bitler is a Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of California, Davis; a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research; and a Research Fellow at IZA. She received her PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1998. Her research focuses on the effects of the US social safety net on poverty, income, human capital, and health; economics of the family; economics of education; and health economics.
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.
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.
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Carolyn Dewa, M.P.H., Ph.D. joined faculty for the UC Davis Department of Psychiatry in Fall 2015 and is the Director for the Outcomes and Evaluations Core of the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence at UC Davis.
Katherine Eriksson is a specialist in applied microeconomics whose interests encompass economic history, labor economics, and development economics. She is a member of the UC Davis Graduate Placement Committee (2015–16). She is a member of the American Economic Association, the Cliometric Society, and the Economic History Association.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Falbe’s research focuses on studying programmatic, policy, and environmental interventions to prevent chronic disease and reduce health disparities. Dr. Falbe led an evaluation of the nation’s first soda tax in Berkeley, California. Her research has also examined primary care nutrition and physical activity interventions for youth, healthy retail programs, and multi-sector community interventions to prevent obesity. Dr. Falbe received a dual doctorate in Nutrition and Epidemiology in 2013 from Harvard University.
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?
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.
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.
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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.
Cassandra Hart is associate professor of education policy. She evaluates the effects of school, state and national education programs, policies, and practices on overall student achievement, and on the equality of student outcomes. Hart’s recent work has focused on school choice programs, school accountability policies, early childhood education policies, and effects on students of exposure to demographically similar teachers. She is also interested in the effects of virtual schooling on student outcomes, both in K-12 and post-secondary settings.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Hoch’s experience is in health services research related to cancer, mental health, and other health issues affecting poor and vulnerable populations. He is an award winning teacher who has taught Health Economics and Economic Evaluation classes in the United States and internationally. Dr Hoch pursues research making health economics more useful to decision makers.
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at UC Davis. My research focuses on income inequality and redistributive politics in the United States, the statistics of causal inference, and survey experimentation. My current empirical research looks at the political ramifications of Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) on policy preferences, candidate support and electoral outcomes.
Camelia Hostinar is a developmental psychologist who studies how the social environment shapes child and adolescent health, with a focus on the activity of the stress-response and immune systems. She is probing the pathways linking poverty to later risk for disease and investigating protective psychosocial processes such as supportive relationships that could help reduce this risk.
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Dr. Ko looks at how policy, healthcare, and our social structure are interconnected, and their impacts on disadvantaged communities. She has conducted research on a variety of topics, including the healthcare safety net, Medicaid, long-term care, access to healthcare for minority populations, diversity in medical education, and the healthcare workforce.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marianne Page is 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.
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Mike Palazzolo received his degree in Marketing from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business in 2016. His research examines various intertemporal trade-offs, ranging from consumer search to financial decision making.
Caitlin Patler is Assistant Professor of Sociology at UC Davis. Dr. Patler’s research explores citizenship and legal status as axes of stratification that shape opportunities for mobility. She is currently conducting longitudinal mixed-methods research on the impacts of long-term immigration detention and on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Dr. Patler received her Ph.D.
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.
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Brendan Price is an Assistant Professor of Economics at UC Davis. Price completed his PhD in Economics at MIT, where he specialized in labor economics and public finance. His research explores the labor market impacts of technology and trade, the consequences of being laid off, and how public policies can help workers, their families, and their communities recover from job loss. In published and ongoing work, he is analyzing how competition from Chinese imports has affected US workers and firms.
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.
Gloria M. Rodriguez (Ph.D., Stanford University) is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Davis School of Education. Her research focuses on educational leadership and resource allocation from a critical, social justice perspective. She presently serves as the principal investigator for the Leadership for Real Impact (LRI) Project, which employs a case-study approach to investigate the intersections of leadership and resource allocation practices that support the academic success and well-being of low-income students of color in K-12 and Community College settings.
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.
Professor Smith is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Davis. She studies inequality in crime, criminal relationships, and criminal organizations. Her current projects include a study of women in Prohibition Era organized crime networks and a study on fatal and non-fatal police shootings.
Professor Stearns is an Assistant Professor of Economics at UC Davis. My current research looks at the effects of family-friendly policies on labor market choices, productivity, family structure, and health outcomes. I am particularly interested in how these policies can be used to reduce gender and socioeconomic inequality in the workplace and at home.
Ann Huff Stevens is Deputy Director of the Center for Poverty Research and Professor of Economics at UC Davis. 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.
Her current work examines returns to vocational education programs, the dynamics of EITC eligibility, and long-term effects of labor force non-participation.
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Ross A. Thompson’s research focuses on the applications of developmental research to public policy concerns, including school readiness and its development, early childhood investments, and early mental health.
Maisha T. Winn’s research spans a wide variety of understudied settings including her earlier work on the literate practices extant in bookstores and community organizations in the African American community to her most recent work in settings where adolescent girls are incarcerated.