Directors and Staff


Timothy Gage TIMOTHY GAGE, Director of CSDA and Director of the Computing/Data Services Core, is a Professor of Anthropology and Epidemiology. Dr. Gage's teaching and research interests include population dynamics, human-environmental interactions and population genetics. His recent research involves the development of multilevel mixture models to analyze racial and ethnic variation in infant mortality. He received the 2002 Gabriel W. Lasker Award for the published results of his research on human biology. He was elected President of the American Association of Anthropological Genetics(1999-2000). He has also served on the executive committee of the American Antropological Association(1991-1993). Recently, Dr Gage received the Excellence in Research Award from the University at Albany.

PETER BRANDON PETER BRANDON, Associate Director of CSDA, is a Professor of Sociology. He received his M.P.P in Public Policy from the University of Michigan in 1986 and his Ph.D in Public Policy Studies from the University of Chicago in 1991. His primary research interests are in the areas of welfare & social policy, family change & diversity, and evaluation methods. He received the 1994 National Research Award from the National Institutes for Health.


Nancy A. Denton NANCY A. DENTON, Director of the Developmental Core, is a Professor and the Chairwoman of Sociology. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Demography from the University of Pennsylvania. Her primary research interests are in the areas of race/ethnicity and residential segregation and her current project examines the neighborhood contexts of children by race/ethnicity/immigrant generation. Her book with Douglas Massey, American Apartheid, won several awards, including the Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award of the American Sociological Association. She has been elected President of the Eastern Sociological Society for 2005-06.

Linda K. Lawrence, Senior Administrative Assistant, Phone: 442-3211, Email:

Walter Ensel, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate

Hui-Shien Tsao, Ph.D., User Support Manager

Ruby Wang, Ph.D., Statistical Consultant / Programmer

Jin-wook Lee, M.S., Manager of GIS Group

Furrina Lee, Ph.D., Web Programmer / Data Analyst

Anne Horgen, B.S., UNIX Administrator

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