The Graduate Field of PAM consists of more than 40 faculty members trained in economics, sociology, and other fields. PAM faculty's particular strengths include family demographic research, health economics, and other applications of social science research related to domestic policy issues in the U.S. Faculty specialize in research topics such as aging and disability, consumer protection regulation, the economics of health behaviors, health care markets, health insurance, law and economics, and welfare reform and the well-being of children and families.

Graduate Field Faculty

Steven Alvarado
Alvarado email
Assistant Professor
Sociology

health administration, public policy
Rosemary Avery
Avery email
Professor &; Chair
PAM
adolescents, at-risk children or youth, foster care, child welfare, consumer behavior, pharmaceutical advertising, regulation
Kendra Bischoff
Bischoff email
Assistant Professor
Sociology
public policy
Francine Blau
Blau email
Professor
ILR
public policy
Sahara Byrne
Byrne email
Associate Professor
Communication
public policy
Colleen Carey
Carey email
Assistant Professor
PAM
industrial organization of health care, health economics
John Cawley
Cawley email
Professor & Director Institute on Health Economics,
PAM
economics, health economics, health policy, public policy, obesity
Benjamin Cornwell
email
Associate Professor
Sociology
public policy
Erin Cornwell
Cornwell email
Assistant Professor
Sociology
public policy
Rachel Dunifon
Dunifon email
Professor & Interim Dean
PAM, CHE
child and family policy, social policy, maternal employment, welfare reform, grandparents, children's living arrangements
Maria Fitzpatrick
Fitzpatrick email
Associate Professor
PAM
public economics, labor economics, child education
Filiz Garip
Garip email
Professor
Sociology
migration, economic sociology, inequality
Richard Geddes
Geddes email
Professor & Director CPIP
PAM
infrastructure investment, public-private partnerships, transportation policy, postal service, corporate governance, women's property rights
Anna Haskins
Haskins email
Assistant Professor
Sociology
public policy
Thomas Hoe
Hoe email
Assistant Professor
PAM
health care, public economics
David Just
Just email
Professor
Dyson
public policy
Don Kenkel
Kenkel email
Professor & Co-Director, Institute on Health Economics
PAM
health economics, public health, tobacco control, cost-benefit analysis
Hyuncheol Bryant Kim
Kim email
Assistant Professor
PAM
health, development, education, and public economics
Pauline Leung
Leung email
Assistant Professor
PAM
public economics, labor economics, public policy
Daniel Lichter
Lichter email 
Professor &; Director
PAM, ISS
demography, population studies, poverty, children, population, race and ethnicity, family, inequality, immigration, Hispanics, cohabitation, marriage, Hispanic fertility, new destinations, migration
Michael Lovenheim
Lovenheim email
Associate Professor, Department Chair
Economics
economics of education, local taxation and regulation, cigarette and alcohol taxes and regulation on health outcomes
Vida Maralani
Maralani email
Associate Professor
Sociology
social inequality, demography, social stratification
Alan Mathios
Mathios email
Professor
PAM
advertising, food and drug administration, federal trade commission, health outcomes, health disparities, cigarettes, tobacco, pharmaceuticals, direct-to-consumer advertising, cigarette taxes
Douglas Miller
Miller email
Professor
PAM
public economics, labor economics, applied microeconometrics, economic environment and health outcomes
Kelly Musick
Musick email
Interim Chair, Professor, and  Director
PAM, CPC
family demography, marriage, fertility, social class, inequality
Sean Nicholson
Nicholson email
Professor, Director
PAM, Sloan
health economics, pharmaceuticals, physicians
Jeff Niederdeppe
Niederdeppe email
Associate Professor
Communication
public policy
Eleonora Patacchini
Patacchini email
Associate Professor
Sociology
urban economics, labor economics, law and economics, political economy, policy evaluation, public policy
Zhuan Pei
Pei email
Assistant Professor
PAM
labor economics, applied econometrics, public policy
Karl Pillemer
Pillermer email
Professor
Human Development
gerontology, life course studies, sociology of the family, long-term care, public policy, translational research
Adriana Reyes
Reyes email
Assistant Professor
PAM
family demography, health disparities
Evan Riehl
Riehl email
Assistant Professor
Economics
labor economics, development economics, education
Peter Rich
Rich email
Assistant Professor
PAM

 segregation, education, inequality, demography

Mallika Thomas
Thomas email
Assistant Professor
Economics
labor economics, economics of the family
David Sahn
Sahn email
Professor
Nutritional Sciences
health economics, nutrition and poverty
Nicholas Sanders
Sanders email
Assistant Professor
PAM
environmental economics, health economics, labor economics, environmental policy
Sharon Sassler
Sassler email
Professor
PAM
family, adolescents, gender issues, marriage, cohabitation, immigrants, relationships, young adult transitions
Laura Tach
Tach email
Assistant Professor
PAM
poverty & public policy; family demography; neighborhood inequality & housing
Sharon Tennyson
Tennyson email
Professor
PAM
consumer policy, government regulation, insurance, financial services, law and economics
William Trochim
Trochim email
Professor & Director
PAM, CORE
evaluation, evaluation research, evaluation systems, systems evaluation, translational science, educational evaluation, educational assessment, educational improvement, concept mapping, translational research
Maureen Waller
Waller email
Associate Professor
PAM
poverty, family, social policy
Kim Weeden
Weeden email
Professor
Sociology
public policy
Christopher Wildeman
Wildeman email
Professor & Director
PAM, BCTR
child welfare, mass imprisonment, health
Cristobal Young
Young email
Associate Professor
SOC
tax policy, economics sociology, big data, quantitative methods
Nicholas Ziebarth
Ziebarth email
Associate Professor
health economics, labor economics, applied microeconomics