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Population, Family and Reproductive Health


Population and Health is by definition interdisciplinary.  Our faculty cover the disciplines of public health, sociology, medicine, statistics, economics and epidemiology

  • Li Liu, MB, PhD, MHS – Lead Population & Health Area of Interest
    Associate Professor: child causes of deaths, child mortality, causes of child mortality, cause-specific mortality rates, under-five mortality, neonatal mortality, infant mortality, adolescent causes of deaths, adolescent mortality, causes of adolescent mortality, stillbirths, misclassification, verbal autopsy, vital registration, sample registration system, civil registration and vital statistics, preterm birth, pneumonia, diarrhea, reproductive health, maternal health, neonatal health, child health, burden of diseases, COVID-19

  • Saifuddin Ahmed, PhD
    Professor: population and family health sciences, reproductive health, reproductive epidemiology, family planning and MCH care, complex population surveys

  • Philip Anglewicz, PhD, MA
    Associate Professor: demography, family planning, survey methodology, migration in developing countries, 

  • Stan Becker, PhD
    Professor Emeritus: population and family health sciences, couples and reproductive health, reproductive health, data collection, developing countries, demographic methods

  • David Bishai, MD, PhD
    Professor-Adjunct: health economics, population economics, family economics, marriage, gender, paternity, infidelity, divorce, polygyny, orphans, adolescent health, vaccines, HIV, AIDS vaccine, tuberculosis, meningococcal disease, human papilloma virus, HPV, cervical cancer; health equity, disparities, Nepal, Uganda, injuries, road traffic accidents

  • Alison Gemmill, PhD, MPH, MA
    Assistant Professor: fertility and family planning, maternal, perinatal and reproductive health, life course and aging, demography

  • Duff Gillespie, PhD
    Professor: health policy, reproductive health, family planning, HIV/AIDS, child survival, equity, abortion, maternal health, research utilization

  • Mary Elizabeth (ME) Hughes, PhD, MA
    Associate Scientist: demography, sociology, family influences on health, social relationships and health, loneliness, life course approach to health, adults and older adults, demographic methods

  • Scott Radloff, PhD
    Senior Associate: family planning and reproductive health, fertility transition, demographic dividend, survey data collection

  • Courtland Robinson, PhD
    Associate Professor: sexual and reproductive health needs and risks of very young adolescents (10-14) in humanitarian contexts; unaccompanied and separated children in emergencies

  • Amy Tsui, PhD, MA
    Professor Emerita, Senior Scholar Gates Institute: population, fertility, family planning, reproductive health

  • Linnea A. Zimmerman, PhD, MPH
    Assistant Professor: Fertility and family planning, reproductive health