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Noreen Goldman (D.Sc. in Population Sciences, Harvard U., 1977) is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of Demography and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School and is a Faculty Associate at the Office of Population Research. A specialist in demography and epidemiology, Goldman’s research examines the impact of social and economic factors on adult health and the physiological pathways through which these factors operate. She has designed several large-scale surveys, including one in Guatemala, focused on the determinants of illness and health care choices for women and children in rural areas, and an ongoing longitudinal data collection effort in Taiwan, focused on the linkages among the social environment, stress, physiological function, and health among older persons. She has also been conducting research on health disparities among Hispanics. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Guttmacher Institute, a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, a member of numerous committees of the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences and the National Institutes of Health, and several editorial boards. She has also served in various capacities of the Population Association of America and the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population. During the past few years, she has been a visiting professor at UCLA and the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. She was Director of Graduate Studies of the population program at Princeton and Acting Director of the Office of Population Research, and has taught a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses in population, statistics, and epidemiology. She is the author or co-author of more than 190 articles in population, epidemiology, sociology and statistics journals and various book chapters and monographs.


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