Department of Demography

Demography Alumni and Friends

The following alumni are grouped in cohort order, starting slightly before cohort 1 in 1979. Please send us updates as your information changes and let us know if we have made a mistake in your name or cohort (some of this information comes from ancient records!). Trainees and visitors are being added in based on their first year with the Demography department. Note that all webpage links open in new windows.

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Cohort 33, entering year: 2012

Cohort 32, entering year: 2011

Cohort 31, entering year: 2009

  • Sooyoung Kim (Demography M.A., 2011)
  • Christine Ranshous (Demography MA, 2010)
  • Maia Sieverding (Sociology and Demography PhD, 2012). Evaluation Project Officer, Institute of Global Health, UCSF.
  • Maria (Carol) Tomás (Sociology and Demography PhD, 2012) Consultant, Herkenhoff and Prates; Substitute Professor, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais.

Cohort 30, entering year: 2008

  • Noli Brazil (Demography PhD, 2013) Postdoctoral Associate, Center for Research on Inequalities and the Life Course, Yale.
  • Emily Buzzell (Demography M.A., 2009, Public Health M.A., 2010) Pathways to Housing, Washington DC
  • Choongil Fleischman (Demography M.A., 2009) Project Manager, Location Labs, Emeryville, CA
  • Daniel Levitis (Integrative Biology PhD., NIA Trainee, 2008-09) Research Scientist, Laboratory of Evolutionary Biodemography, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research. Currently Assistant Professor, Biodemography, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. (also Max Planck Odense Center on the Biodemography of Aging; Institute of Biology.)
  • Alma Vega (Demography PhD, 2013), Postdoctorate, RAND Institute.

Cohort 29, entering year: 2007

  • Kehinde (Kenny) F. Ajayi (Economics Ph.D. 2011, NICHD Trainee, 2007-08) Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Boston University.
  • Shari Eli (Economics Ph.D. 2011, NICHD Trainee, 2007-08, NIA Trainee 2008-09) Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Toronto.
  • Margaret (Maggie) Frye (Sociology and Demography PhD, 2013) Postdoctoral Fellowship, Sociology Department, Harvard; Global Scholar Socessful Societies Program, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. Fall 2015 will be Assistant Professor, Sociology Department, Princeton. Personal website.
  • Jenny X. Liu (Public Health PhD, NIA Trainee, 2007-09). Economist, UCSF, Adjunct Staff Scientist, Rand Corporation.
  • Gregory Martin (Demography M.A., 2008)
    Personal website. Census Bureau, International Programs Center's Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Branch. I currently work at the U.S. Census Bureau for the International Programs Center. My work includes development of the CSPro (Census and Survey Processing System) software package, as well as providing technical assistance concerning data processing in developing countries.
  • Sepideh Modrek (Health Services and Policy Analysis Ph.D., 2009, NIA Trainee, 2007-09) Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Medicine, Stanford. Currently Malaria Elimination Initiative Economist, Global Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco
  • Ellen Smith (Demography M.A., 2008)
    I work for Futures Group in Washington DC as a Demographer/Health Policy Analyst. I work on health policy, especially related to population/reproductive health and some on HIV/AIDS, in developing countries, and analyses of costs of these health policies. I work with (mostly population-based) models that analyze the potential impacts and costs of policies in these areas. A lot of my work is applied, but I also work on some research studies. I also worked for a few months at the World Bank on issues related to the shortage of health care workers in Africa.

Cohort 28, entering year: 2006

Cohort 27, entering year: 2005

  • Yun-Hsiang Hsu (Demography M.A., 2006, Public Policy Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2013. Postdoctoral Researcher, Academia Sinica.
  • Eddie Hunsinger (Demography M.A., 2006)
    After graduation, I was a demographer for the Alaska Department of Labor for three years, and I'm now a demographer for the Colorado Department of Local Affairs. I have a webpage that I keep updated at:
  • Nobuko Mizoguchi (Demography Ph.D., 2010). Research Associate, Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado.
  • Eric Schiff (Demography M.A., 2006)
    Having left my full-time position as a brewmaster, I am now at the Public Policy Institute of California ( in the Social Policy and Population groups working on immigration and health policy projects. (March 2009)
  • Emilio Zagheni (Demography PhD, 2010) Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Queens College, CUNY. Personal Website
  • Sarah Zureick (Demography PhD, 2010), Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University.

Cohort 26, entering year: 2004

  • Tim Bruckner (Public Health M.A., 2003, Epidemiology Ph.D., 2007; NICHD Trainee, 2004-05, NIA Trainee, 2005-06)
    Assistant Professor, PUblic Health and Urban Planning, UC Irvine
  • Billy Li (1/2 year coursework only)
  • Kate Jordan (Demography M.A., 2005) Principal Analyst, BART (Bay Area Regional Transit).
  • Rachel Polimeni (Economics M.A., 2007, Economics Advanced to PhD Candidacy; NICHD Trainee, 2004-07).
  • Christine Ranshous (Demography M.A., 2010)
  • Kevin Stange (Economics Ph.D., 2008; NICHD Trainee, 2004-07)
    Currently post-doc, Robert Wood Johnson Scholars in Health Policy, SPH, University of Michigan. As of January 2010, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan.
  • Christopher Sullivan (Sociology and Demography PhD, 2013). Statistical Consultant, UC Berkeley.

Cohort 25, entering year: 2003

Cohort 24, entering year: 2002


Cohort 23, entering year: 2001

Cohort 22, entering year: 2000

Cohort 21, entering year: 1999

Cohort 20, entering year: 1998

Cohort 19, entering year: 1997

Cohort 18, entering year: 1996

Cohort 17, entering year: 1995

Cohort 16, entering year: 1994

Cohort 15, entering year: 1993

Cohort 14, entering year: 1992

Cohort 13, entering year: 1991

Cohort 12, entering year: 1990

Cohort 11, entering year: 1989

Cohort 10, entering year: 1988

Cohort 9, entering year: 1987

Cohort 8, entering year: 1986

Cohort 7, entering year: 1985

Cohort 6, entering year: 1984

Cohort 5, entering year: 1983

Cohort 4, entering year: 1982

Cohort 3, entering year: 1981

Cohort 2, entering year: 1980

Cohort 1, entering year: 1979

Cohort -4, entering year: c. 1975 (university records incomplete)

  • Kenneth Chew (Sociology M.A., 1979, Demography M.A., 1982)
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Planning, Policy and Design, U.C. Irvine.
  • Linda Moulton (Demography Ph.D., 1983)
  • Gregory Spencer (Demography Ph.D., 1987)
    US Census Bureau, Department of Population Projections.

Earlier Cohorts