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Study Investigators

 
 
Thomas Crossley is Co-Director of PSID and a Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. Dr. Crossley is an economist with interests in economic data, survey methods, and household financial behavior.

 
 
Katherine McGonagle is Co-Director of PSID and Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. Dr. McGonagle is a social psychologist with research interests in the areas of survey research methods, health, and well-being.

 
 
Narayan Sastry is Associate Director of PSID, Director of the PSID Child Development Supplement and Transition into Adulthood Supplement, and Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. Sastry's research interests center on social and spatial dimensions of health, development, and well-being of children and adolescents. He is the Co-Director of the Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey and is the Director of the Displaced New Orleans Residents Survey.

 
 
Esther Friedman is Associate Director of PSID and Research Associate Professor at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. Friedman is a sociologist and demographer whose research focuses on health and aging, family caregiving, long-term care, and dementia.

 
 
Charlie Brown is a PSID Co-Investigator, Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research, Survey Research Center, and Professor of Economics at the University of Michigan. Dr. Brown previously served as Principal Investigator and Director of PSID. He is an empirically-oriented labor economist with current research interests focused on the effects of pensions and labor supply of salaried workers.

 
 
Wei Zhao is a PSID Co-Investigator and Research Assistant Professor at the Institute for Social Research, Survey Research Center, at the University of Michigan. Dr. Zhao's work spans several areas of genetic epidemiology, including gene discovery, gene-environment interaction, social epigenomics, functional genomics, and risk prediction.

 
 
Noura Insolera is Assistant Research Scientist at the Institute for Social Research, Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan. Dr. Insolera is a quantitative sociologist whose interdisciplinary research focuses on food insecurity, social safety net participation, and health over the life course and across generations.

 
 
Paula Fomby is an external affiliate of PSID. She is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on the relationship between family organization and child development in the context of social and economic inequality.

 
 
Frank Stafford is Research Professor Emeritus at the Institute for Social Research and Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of Michigan. Dr. Stafford’s current research interests include household saving and wealth accumulation, human capital formation, time use, and the impact of monetary policy on household spending and portfolio adjustment.



In Memoriam

  Bob Schoeni was a Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research, Survey Research Center, and Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Michigan. Dr. Schoeni was a key member of the PSID research team over two decades 2001-2021 as a Co-Director, Principal Investigator, and Co-Investigator. His research focused on welfare and poverty, economic and demographic aspects of aging, socioeconomic disparities in health, and labor economics.



External Board of Overseers

  Marianne Bitler
Professor
Department of Economics and Center
for Poverty Research
University of California-Davis
 
  Lisa Calderwood
Professor of Survey Research
Co-Director Early Life Cohort Feasibility Study
University College London, Social Research Institute
 
  Deborah Carr
Inaugural Director, Center for Innovation
in Social Science
Professor of Sociology
Boston University
 
  David Cesarini
Professor
Department of Economics
New York University
 
  Michael Davern
Executive Vice President of Research
NORC at the University of Chicago
 
  Giovanni Gallipoli
Professor
Vancouver School of Economics
University of British Columbia, Canada
 
  Bob Hummer
Howard W. Odum Distinguished Professor
Carolina Population Center
Department of Sociology
University of North Carolina
 
  Raven Molloy
Deputy Associate Director
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
 
  Emilio Parrado
Dorothy Swaine Thomas Professor of Sociology
Department of Sociology
University of Pennsylvania
 
  Seth G. Sanders, Board Chair
Ronald G. Ehrenberg Professor of Economics
Department of Economics
Cornell University
 
  Patrick Sharkey
William S Tod Professor of Sociology and
Public Affairs
School of Public & International Affairs
Princeton University
 
  Jane Waldfogel
Compton Foundation Centennial Professor
School of Social Work and School of International and Public Affairs
Columbia University
 


Past Board Members

  • Bane, Mary Jo
  • Lillard, Lee
  • Tuma, Nancy
  • Manski, Charles
  • Smith, James P.
  • Burkhauser, Richard
  • Hotz, V. Joseph
  • Bianchi, Suzanne
  • Abraham, Katharine
  • Dynan, Karen
  • Ziliak, James
  • Black, Dan
  • Pence, Karen A.
  • Carlson, Marcy
  • (Chair, 1983-1987)
  • (Chair, 1987-1990)
  • (Chair, 1990-1994)
  • (Chair, 1994-1998)
  • (Chair, 1998-2000)
  • (Chair, 2000-2002)
  • (Chair, 2002-2006)
  • (Chair, 2006-2009)
  • (Chair, 2009-2010)
  • (Chair, 2011-2013)
  • (Chair, 2013-2015)
  • (Chair, 2015-2017)
  • (Chair, 2017-2020)
  • (Chair, 2020-2023)
  • Altonji, Joseph
  • Ashenfelter, Orley
  • Barnow, Burt
  • Biemer, Paul
  • Blau, David
  • Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne
  • Buck, Nick
  • Bumpass, Larry
  • Butz, William
  • Card, David
  • Casper, Lynne
  • Chamberlain, Gary
  • Charles, Kerwin
  • Cherlin, Andrew
  • Clark, William A.V.
  • Conley, Dalton
  • Crimmins, Eileen
  • Crowder, Kyle
  • Deaton, Angus
  • DiPrete, Thomas
  • Elder, Glen
  • Ellwood , David
  • Featherman, David
  • Flavin, Marjorie
  • Folsom, Ralph
  • Griliches, Zvi
  • Grossman, Michael
  • Hayward, Mark
  • Heckman, James
  • Herd, Pamela
  • Hout, Michael
  • Jäckle, Annette
  • Jencks, Christopher
  • Johnson, David S.
  • Kalil, Ariel
  • Kalleberg, Arne
  • Kalton, Graham
  • Kapteyn, Arie
  • Kasprzyk, Daniel
  • Krueger, Alan
  • Kulka, Richard
  • Little, Roderick
  • Manning, Wendy
  • Marmot, Michael
  • McFadden, Daniel
  • McGarry, Kathleen
  • McLanahan, Sara
  • Michael, Robert
  • Moen, Phyllis
  • Moffitt, Robert
  • Mullan-Harris, Kathleen
  • Newhouse, Joseph
  • O'Muircheartaigh, Colm
  • Orcutt, Guy
  • Page, Marianne
  • Pebley, Anne
  • Pistaferri, Luigi
  • Presser, Harriet
  • Quigley, John
  • Rainwater, Lee
  • Ribar, David
  • Sandefur, Gary
  • Sawhill, Isabel
  • Schaeffer, Nora Cate
  • Schupp, Jurgen
  • Skinner, Jonathan
  • Smeeding, Tim
  • Sorensen, Aage
  • Tienda, Marta
  • Waite, Linda
  • Weiss, Carol
  • Welch, Finis
  • Willis, Robert
  • Wise, David
  • Wolf, Doug
  • Wolpin, Kenneth
  • Wu, Lawrence
  • Zeldes, Stephen