Noreen Goldman

Hughes-Rogers Professor of Demography and Public Affairs

243 Wallace Hall
Kristen Cuzzo
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  • Demography
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Survey Design


Noreen Goldman is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of Demography and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School and is a Faculty Associate at the Office of Population Research. A specialist in demography and epidemiology, Goldman’s research examines the impact of social and economic factors on adult health and the physiological pathways through which these factors operate. She has designed several large-scale surveys, including one in Guatemala, focused on the determinants of illness and health care choices for women and children in rural areas, and a longitudinal data collection effort in Taiwan, focused on the linkages among the social environment, stress, physiological function, and health among older persons. Her current research examines physical and mental health disparities among Americans, particularly Latinos. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Guttmacher Institute, a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, a member of numerous committees of the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences and the National Institutes of Health, and several editorial boards. She is currently Vice President Elect of the Population Association of America and a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation. In recent years, she has been a visiting professor at UCLA and the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. She has taught a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses in population, statistics, and epidemiology. She is the author or co-author of more than 200 articles in population, epidemiology, sociology and statistics journals and various book chapters and monographs.