Shervin Assari

MD 2002 Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Iran. Associate Professor, Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science. Interests: Social determinants of health; Social epidemiology; Health disparities; Race and racism

Daniel Bolger
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Ph.D., Sociology, Rice University

Research Interests: Social Inequality, Urban Ethnography, Race, Religion, Poverty, Mental Health, Community-Based Research

Jeanne Brooks-Gunn

PI on "Child Care and Parental Employment in Fragile Families", "Child Care and Employment in Low-income Families", & "Economic Status, Public Policy and Child Neglect"

Ph.D. 1975 University of Pennsylvania, Developmental Psychology

Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Child Development at Teachers College…

Orfeu Buxton

PI on "Biopsychosocial Determinants of Sleep and Wellbeing for Teens in Fragile Families"

Ph.D. 2000 Northwestern University, Neuroscience  

Associate Professor, Biobehavioral Health, Penn State University 

Interests: Causes and health consequences of sleep deficiency

Marcia Carlson

PI on "Family Structure, Parenting and Child Wellbeing"

Ph.D. 1999 University of Michigan, Sociology. Associate Professor of Sociology and Afilliate of the Center for Demography and Ecology and Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Interests:  Family structure and parenting, child and adolescent…

Anne Case

PI on “Parental Resources and Child Wellbeing”

PhD 1980 Princeton University, Economics. Professor Emeritus of Economics at Princeton University's School of Public and International Affairs. Interests: Microeconomic foundations of development, Health economics, Labor economics


Hope Corman

PI on "Effects of Child Health on Family Resources”

PhD 1978 City University of New York, Economics. Professor of Economics at Rider University. Interests: Infant, child, and adolescent health; Criminal behavior; Substance use; Education.

Janet Currie

Research Partner on "Fragile Families Study"

Ph.D. 1988 Princeton University, Economics. Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University; Director of the Center for Health and Well-Being. Research Associate, CRCW. Interests: health and well-being of children, early intervention programs, public housing,…

Louis Donnelly

PI on "Appending Educational Records to the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study"

Ph.D. 2015, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Social Work

Interests: Neighborhood contexts and residential segregation; child poverty and educational inequality; family structure and nonresident father…

Barbara Engelhardt

PI on "The Fragile Families Challenge Machine Learning, Qualitative Interviews, and Causal Inference"

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2007

Interests: Machine learning, Bayesian statistics, statistical genetics, computational biology, quantitative genetics