209 Maxcy Hall
Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Areas of Interest:
Social Demography, Families and Households, Reproductive Health, Inequality, Methods
Susan E. Short is a Professor of Sociology. She holds a B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a sociologist who specializes in demography with an emphasis on family and health. Recent research includes population-level analyses of changes in the composition of households of mothers of young children; women's work and its intersection with fertility and child care; and the relationship between policies, prenatal care, and fertility. Short's NIH and NSF funded research includes projects in China, Lesotho, and the U.S. With a recently awarded Mellon New Directions Fellowship, Short is expanding her research on inequalities in family and health to incorporate genetics. Short has served as Associate Director of the NICHD-funded Population Studies and Training Center at Brown and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Population Association of America.