is a fifth-year doctoral student in the Public Health program, where she is in the epidemiology track. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in journalism from New York University in 2002 and her Master’s Degree in Public Health from Columbia University in 2012. Her research interests include biodemography, particularly the effects of obesity and socioeconomic status on maternal and child health. Read More
“I like being a CIDR fellow as it has enhanced my view of sociology by looking at the underlying population dynamics and their consequences for society. Furthermore, I have met fellow apprentices through CIDR, with whom I could share my experience and thoughts and even work on projects together. Read More
is a fourth year Ph.D. student in Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center and is pursuing a certificate in Demography. His research interests include immigration, language acquisition, and bilingualism.
“The Demography Fellowship has been a great opportunity for me to develop my skills and knowledge within the broad field of Demography. This fellowship offers the opportunity to work closely with professors with a wide array of demographic interests. Read More
is a third year doctoral student in the Public Health program in the Epidemiology track. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Rice University in 2000 and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Columbia University in 2006. Her research interests include mental health and stress, the intersection of mental and physical health, and the use of biomarkers in epidemiological research.
“The Demography Fellowship and related coursework is giving me more methodological tools and approaches to use in my life as an epidemiologist. Read More
is in his fifth year of the Economics PhD program at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is a research apprentice at the CUNY Institute for Demographic Research (CIDR) and a research assistant at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). His research interests include labor, health, and family economics.
“CIDR is a great interdisciplinary community. The demography fellowship has given me a chance to interact with and learn from faculty and students outside my discipline that are studying the same types of questions I am interested in. Read More
Duygu Başaran Şahin
is a third year Ph.D. student in Sociology and a research apprentice at CIDR. She received a B.A. in sociology from Galatasaray University in Istanbul, Turkey in 2008 and a Masters degree in population, health and social policies from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, France in 2009. Prior to coming to CUNY, she worked for varios NGOs in Turkey and the U.S., most recently as a program coordinator for a UN based NGO in New York, doing advocacy work to promote human rights of older people. In Turkey, she coordinated a nation-wide education project that aimed to prevent school drop-out at the elementary school level. Read More
Guillermo Yrizar Barbosa
is Ph.D. candidate in sociology at CUNY Graduate Center and fellow at the Institute for Demographic Research. He received a BA in political science from Tec de Monterrey and a master’s degree in regional development from El Colegio de la Frontera Norte in Tijuana. His dissertation work, supervised by Prof. Robert Smith, focuses on the social mobility and family life of parents born in Mexico and living in New York City after the last immigration reform in the United States. Read More