Professor of Demography and Public Affairs
243 Wallace Hall
A specialist in demography and epidemiology, Goldman’s current research examines the role 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 the EGSF in Guatemala, focused on the determinants of illness and health care choices for women and children in rural areas, and an ongoing data collection effort SEBAS in Taiwan, focused on the linkages among the social environment, stress, physiological function, and health among older persons. She has also been conducting research on declines in mobility among older Americans as well as on Latino health, examining links between immigration patterns and health and the consequences for future survival. She is currently on the editorial boards of the journal Demography and the Journal of Health and Social Behavior. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Guttmacher Institute, a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, a member of numerous committees of the IOM, NAS, and NIH, including the Board on Global Health, the Committee on National Statistics, and the NICHD Population Research Subcommittee. She has also served in various capacities of the Population Association of America and the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population.