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PFRH - Population and Health


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

  • Li Liu, PhD – Lead of Population and Health Area of Interest
    Associate Professor: child cause of death, child mortality, maternal neonatal and child health intervention coverage, burden of disease, population and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, health information system, methods to conduct and analyze large population surveys, and mHealth
  • 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
  • Suzanne Bell, PhD ’18, MPH
    Assistant Professor: contraception, abortion, fertility, family planning, survey research, measurement, demography, epidemiology
  • Carolina Cardona Cabrera, PhD, MHS
    Assistant Scientist: health economics; economic demography; population dynamics; population and health; women’s empowerment; women’s health; sexual and reproductive health; family planning
  • 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 - Emeritus: health policy, reproductive health, family planning, HIV/AIDS, child survival, equity, abortion, maternal health, research utilization
  • Mary Elizabeth (ME) Hughes, PhD
    Associate Scientist: demography, sociology, family influences on health, social relationships and health, loneliness, life course approach to health, adults and older adults, demographic methods
  • Kojo A. Lokko, MPH
    Senior Associate: family planning, scaling up programs in reproductive health using social marketing approaches, building private/public sector partnerships.
  • 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
  • Jose G. "Oying" Rimon, PgDip, MA
    Senior Scientist: global and national advocacy, policy development, communication and behavior change, family planning, reproductive health, maternal/neonatal and child health (MNCH), nutrition, avian influenza, HIV.
  • Linnea A. Zimmerman, PhD
    Assistant Professor: Fertility and family planning, reproductive health