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Cornell Program on Applied Demographics

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Matt Hall

Matt Hall is Director of the Program on Applied Demographics (PAD) and Professor of Public Policy & Sociology, Director of the Cornell Population Center, and Director of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA).

Hall is a demographer whose research focuses on immigration, racial/ethnic inequality, neighborhood change, and demographic methods. He has contributed to research assessing the economic and social impacts of unauthorized migration, the emergence of Latino boom towns and other new destination areas where immigration has been recent and rapid, and the changing nature of racial stratification and segregation in housing and neighborhoods.

Current research projects are focused on understanding the consequences of intensified interior immigration enforcement, the link between immigration status and child development, describing patterns of racial discrimination in US housing markets, and the development of data science tools for demographic estimation.

Hall teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in demography, immigration policy, and statistics.

Jan Vink

Jan is an Extension Associate with the Program on Applied Demographics. He majored in Econometrics at the University of Groningen (the Netherlands). He has advanced skill in statistics, computer programming and data analysis. Jan represents New York State in the US Census Bureau's Federal-State Cooperatives for Population Estimates and Projections and leads PAD's role as a Coordinating Agency in the New York State Data Center.

Leslie Reynolds

Leslie Reynolds is a Research Support Specialist for the Program in Applied Demographics. She earned her M.A. in Applied Demography from Bowling Green State University and is trained in research design and data analysis using a variety of statistical software. Her focal areas of interest include demographic methods, social inequality, and public health. As a member of PAD, Leslie provides support on a multitude of topics in applied demography including decennial census counts and changes, school and labor force demography, and population trends in New York State.