PRC Graduate Student Trainee — M.A., M.S., University of Texas at Austin
PRC Graduate Student Trainee; PhD Candidate
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- Phone: 512-471-8349
- Office: CLA 2.620B
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Isaac Sasson is a PhD candidate in Sociology and graduate trainee at the Population Research Center. He came of age in central Israel and attended the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he double majored in Environmental Science and Sociology to avoid a career in high-tech. He then moved to Texas to pursue his (scholarly) passion for fertility, mortality, and migration. Isaac holds Master’s degrees in Sociology and Statistics from UT-Austin and is currently working on his doctoral dissertation. He specializes in sociology and demography of health, on which he had also taught undergraduate courses, but maintains an active interest in environmental sociology and the sociology of science.
Isaac enjoys working in diverse subject areas and has conducted research on demographic responses to land degradation in sub-Saharan Africa using satellite imagery; psychological adjustment to widowhood using rich longitudinal data; and comparing linear and nonlinear hierarchical models of self-rated health using simulation. He is a former graduate fellow of the Division of Statistics & Scientific Computation and statistical consultant at the Population Research Center.