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Current Ph.D. Students

Research Interests
Abigail Aiken Candidate Reproductive Health Policy, Fertility Demography, Unintended Pregnancy
Amelia Altz-Stamm Pre-candidacy Water management and administration in the Middle East, specifically in Jordan’s water sector
Sofia G. Ayala Candidate Regional and International Economic Development, Inequality, Advanced Quantitative Research Methods
Rebecca Benson Pre-candidacy Health policy making and political influences on policy solutions to public health problems
Gabriel Cardona-Fox Candidate International Regime Formation, Global Governance, International Norm Diffusion
Jaehee Choi Pre-candidacy Human capital development for youth and low-skilled workers, applied econometrics
Jenna Cullinane Candidate Higher Education Policy, Economics of Education, International Comparative Policy Analysis
Greg Cumpton Candidate Postsecondary Transitions, Program Evaluation, Failing Schools and School Reform
Changgui Dong Candidate Energy Economics and Policy, Climate Change Policy
Eleanore Douglas Candidate International Security, Defense Policy, Strategy
Rachel Douglas Pre-candidacy Social and Economic Policy, Poverty, Social Networks
Luis Fujiwara Candidate Program and policy evaluation, Development Policy and Poverty Reduction Strategies, Gender Oriented Policy, Research Design and Methods especially those that combine quantitative and qualitative techniques (Q2)
James Hasik Pre-candidacy Military-industrial policy and strategy, global security challenges
Emily Kao Kopfensteiner Pre-candidacy Health policy, specifically the efficient delivery of quality emergency care and trauma care services
Mina Kumar Pre-candidacy Nonprofits and Philanthropy, Program Evaluation
Aleksandra Malinowska Pre-candidacy Education & Immigration Policy
Kipyn Miller Pre-candidacy Public Health and Social Policy, Education Inequalities, Program Evaluation
Roger M. Miranda Pre-candidacy Common Pool Resources, Governance of Transboundary Water Resources, International Environmental Policy
Carlos Olmedo Pre-candidacy Labor and workforce development, wage inequality and program evaluation
Eliezer Poupko Candidate Election Law and Policy, Democratic Theory, Constitutional Design
Alvaro Quezada-Hofflinger Candidate Inequality, Latin America
Megan Reiss Pre-candidacy
Ariel Schwartz Pre-candidacy International Cooperation, Global Public Goods Provision, Development
Todd Graham Smith Pre-candidacy Sustainable Development, Poverty Reduction, Natural Resource Management, Africa
Michael U. Villarreal Pre-candidacy Education policy; legislative decision making
Tom Vincent Pre-candidacy
Miha Vindis Pre-candidacy Application of history in contemporary policy analysis; role of new media in decision making; ethics and leadership
Wenjie Zhang Candidate Economic Policy, Income Inequality, Social Stability