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PhD Alumni & Placements

The PhD program trains its students for careers as faculty with appointments in public policy and other interdisciplinary programs, as well as in disciplinary departments of economics and sociology. We also regularly place students in research careers with think tanks, government, private consulting, and the not-for-profit sector.

Below, you will find the first placements for students with PhDs in Public Policy, as well as Brooks-funded students with PhDs in Economics and Sociology.

First job placement after graduation for PhDs in Policy Analysis and Management
Year Graduate Name Title and Affiliation
2023 Tatiana Padilla Postdoctoral Fellowship at Boston University’s Center for Innovation in Social Sciences
2023 Nathan Robbins Research Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
2023 Stephenson Strobel Postdoctoral Fellowship at Weill Cornell Medical School
2022 Li (Julia) Zhu Postdoctoral Fellowship in Labor Economics, Department of Economics and FAIR, Norwegian School of Economics
2022 Rene Crespin Dean’s Research Associate (Postdoctoral Fellowship), Department of Economics, Michigan State University
2021 Emily Parker Postdoctoral Fellowship, Population Studies Center, University of Michigan
2021 Katherine Wen Postdoctoral Fellowship, Brown University School of Public Health; and then Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Health, and Society, Vanderbilt University
2021 Sam Dodini Postdoctoral Fellowship, Labor Economics, Norwegian School of Economics
2020 Jun Hyun Yun Postdoctoral Researcher, Seoul National University
2020 Pamela Meyerhoefer Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics, Montana State University
2020 Andrea Monge Public Health Strategy and Analysis Staff of the Office of Economics and Analysis in the Office of the Commissioner of the Food Drug Administration
2019 Mariana Amorim Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Washington State University
2019 Marisa Carlos Postdoctoral Fellowship, Analysis Group
2018 Alexander Willen Assistant Professor, NHH Norwegian School of Economics
2018 Sherry Zhang Postdoctoral Fellowship, University Wisconsin Madison
2015 Richard Patterson Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, US Military Academy, West Point
2015 Anna Choi Young Professionals Programme, OECD, Paris
2015 Daniel Grossman Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, West Virginia University
2014 Jose Balmori de la Miyar Associate Dean of the Faculty of Business at Universidad Anáhuac México
2014 Anna Hill Economist, Mathematica Policy Research
2014 Lauren Jones Assistant Professor, Dept of Consumer Science, Ohio State University
2014 Katherine Michelmore Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan
2012 Richard Turner Postdoctoral Fellowship, Brown University
2012 Margaret Jones  Economist, U.S. Census Bureau
2012 Fenaba Addo Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar, University of Wisconsin – Madison
2011 Matt Sweeney Economist, Mathematica Policy Research
2011 Asia Sikora Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion, Social & Behavioral Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center
2010 Joshua Price Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Texas at Arlington
2009 Kai-Wen Cheng Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center for Tobacco Control Research & Education, School of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco
2009 Mabel Andalon Lopez Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Economics, University of Melbourne, Australia
2009 Julie Carmalt Lecturer, Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University
2009 Maki Ueyama Vice President – Epidemiology, IKP Centre for Technologies in Public Health, Chennai India; postdoctoral scholar, University of Toronto
2009 Sean Eversley Bradwell Assistant Professor, Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, Ithaca College
2009 Ashish Bajracharya Fred H. Bixby Postdoctoral Fellow, Population Council
2009 Ning Zhang Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, University of Rochester
2008 Max Schmeiser Assistant Professor, Department of Consumer Sciences, University of Wisconsin at Madison
2008 Michael Collins Assistant Professor, Department of Consumer Sciences, University of Wisconsin at Madison
2008 Daniel Dukjae Maeng Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center for Health Care and Policy Research, Penn State University
2008 Felicia Yang (Deleone) Postdoctoral Fellowship, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2008 David Filiberto Consultant, NMR Group and COO at Carbon Consulting, LLC
2008 Jacqueline Vanderpuye-Orgle Economist, Analysis Group
2007 Feng Liu Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Shanghai University of Economics and Finance
2007 Hae Kyung Yang Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration, Texas Tech University
2007 Sarah Hoda (Neyaz) Health Economist, MedStat
2007 Xiaofei Pei Economist, Thomson Reuters
First job placement after graduation for Public Policy funded Ph.D.s in the field of Economics
Year Graduated Name  Title and Affiliation
2023 Matthew Comey Economist at the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation
2023 Zihan Hu Assistant Professor, School of Economics, Singapore Management University
2023 Grace Phillips Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis
2023 David Wasser Economist, U.S. Census Bureau
2021 Amanda Eng Economist, U.S. Census Bureau
2021 Anne Burton  Assistant Professor of Economics, School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas
2020 Katelyn Heath Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Economics, Rice University
2020 Lucy Xiaolu Wang Postdoctoral Fellowship, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Germany, then Assistant Professor, Department of Resource Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst
2019 Cassandra Benson Assistant Professor of Economics, U.S. Air Force Academy
2019 James Elwell Economist, Joint Committee on Taxation
2018 Barton Willage Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University
2018 Corbin Miller Economist, Office of Tax Analysis at the Treasury
2018 Todd Jones Postdoctoral Fellowship, Georgia State University
2017 Daniel Ludwinski Visiting Assistant Professor, Colgate University
2017 Nicholas Tilipman Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, University of Illinois
First job placement after graduation for Public Policy funded Ph.D.s in the field of Sociology
Year Graduated Name Title and Affiliation
2021 Erin McCauley Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of California San Francisco
2020 Youngmin Yi Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
2019 Bridget Brew Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Mary Washington
2017 Allison Dwyer Emory Postdoctoral Fellowship, School of Social Work, Rutgers University