finlay_headshotJocelyn E. Finlay is Research Scientist and Director of the Research Core. She holds a PhD in Economics. Jocelyn works on research topics that relate reproductive health, fertility and female labor supply using a range of statistical techniques. She also works on child and maternal health issues using data from the Demographic and Health Surveys. She works with Stata and ArcGIS.

Montana_Livia_2014_cropped Livia Montana is Research Scientist for the Health and Aging in Africa: Longitudinal Studies of INDEPTH communities (HAALSI) project. Livia oversees all aspects of the HAALSI project including the development of the survey instrument, fieldwork phases, creating the analytic datasets, serving as liaison with key investigators, and implementing evaluation criteria for the project. She holds a PhD in global health and population from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Price_Laura_2013_croppedLaura Price serves as Deputy Director. She is responsible for overseeing operations, administration, finance, communications, training programs and seminars/events. Laura also works closely with the center director and stakeholders in setting programmatic goals, building strategic partnerships both domestically and internationally, and disseminating the work and accomplishments of the Center. She has over 20 years experience in project management, marketing, and development at both Harvard and other academic institutions.


Principal Analysts

Neha Bairoliya_20150827_0103_HER PICK_she tweakedNeha Bairoliya recently received her PhD in Economics from the University of Minnesota. Her doctoral dissertation investigated the quantitative impact of the change in pension landscape on the recent increase in labor force participation of older workers in the U.S. She has also worked on estimating structural models of pharmaceutical demand for understanding the value of generic entry. Her research interests and expertise lie in quantitative macroeconomic modeling, structural estimation, understanding the determinants of labor market outcomes and examiningpension and healthcare systems for the elderly. As a Pop Center research analyst, she is investigating the welfare effects of balancing the federal social security and healthcare budgets with Professor David Canning.

Sze Sam_croppedYan (Sam) Liu is a Principal Analyst. She holds a PhD in Epidemiology. Sam’s main research interests are lifecourse epidemiology, health disparities, and the relationship between education and health. She has experience working with various statistical techniques using SAS, Stata and R.

ivan_croppedn Mejía is a Research Associate. He holds a PhD in Computer Science and he was a postdoctoral fellow and associate specialist in the Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging at UC Berkeley. He has served as a consultant to the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. His research interests include applied statistics, population aging and intergenerational transfers. He has significant experience in statistical modeling. He works with Stata, SAS, R, Matlab, Java, etc. CV

Miller_RayRay Miller is a research associate working with Professor David Canning on a study examining the welfare effects of balancing the federal social security and heath care budgets. He recently graduated with a PhD in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh. Ray’s additional research interests include the macro and micro implications of early life health inequalities, including the link between health and schooling gaps and the impact of seasonal food scarcity on child health.

Louise Paul-DelvauxLouise Paul-Delvaux is a research fellow at Evidence for Policy Design, working on financial inclusion in India with Professors Rohini Pande and Erica Field. As a Pop Center research fellow, she works with Professors Lisa Berkman, Erica Field, Rohini Pande, and Fahad Razak on a large-scale project researching maternal and infant health in India. Louise recently graduated from Paris School of Economics with a Master’s degree in Analysis and Policy in Economics (APE) and from ENSAE-Paristech with a MS in Data Science & Statistics.

Julia Rohr_20150828_0127_HER PICK_resizedJulia Rohr is a Research Analyst for the Health and Aging in Africa: Longitudinal Studies of INDEPTH communities (HAALSI) project. She is providing comprehensive data management and analysis for the project, participating in research dissemination, and training team members on data collection. Julia holds a PhD in Epidemiology from Boston University. Prior to joining us, she worked as a data analyst in the Center for Global Health and Development at the BU School of Public Health where she served as program manager for a number of studies in Kenya, South Africa and Uganda.

Research Support Staff

Meghan-Perdue_image-3-for-webMeghan Perdue is Project Coordinator and Research Assistant for the HCPDS. She is in charge of coordinating and submitting grants and advising in the grant writing process. She assists in post-award grant management and research reporting. She assists faculty members assemble and write grants, from inception and submission, continued through the acceptance and research process. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in government at Harvard.

mackheadshotMack Ramsey is Information Manager. He compiles codebooks and documentation for data collection efforts run by Pop Center faculty. Mack manages the acquisition and management of the public use HRS (and all other public use longitudinal retirement survey data), and maintains these datasets on the RCE for Pop Center members to use. Mack also administers RCE account access, all of the IRB applications, manages the enclave data rooms, and works on data security compliance.


claudette-agustin_2013-copy3Claudette Agustin is Executive Assistant in the Center, reporting to Director Lisa Berkman. She is responsible for maintaining Professor Berkman’s schedule, setting up and maintaining files, coordinating travel arrangements, among other duties. Claudette also provides support in grant preparation, event planning, marketing/communications and other Center-wide initiatives.

pankaheadshotPanka Deo serves as Office Manager/Financial Assistant for the Center. His responsibilities include processing of reimbursements and vendor payments, and assisting the director of finance with grants management, new hire paperwork and payroll.  Panka manages basic IT and audiovisual issues, and oversees all building operations and maintenance.

kirkheadshotKirk Kinder serves as the Finance Manager. He is responsible for budget planning, endowment management, forecasting, pre/post award financial stewardship, and payroll. He has many years of experience at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health as administrator in the Department of Environmental Health, where he managed a large portfolio of sponsored funding, and at FAS in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, where he worked with faculty and students on all aspects of departmental administration.


Goguen_NicoleNicole Goguen serves as the Communications Coordinator. She maintains the Pop Center and Work, Family & Health Network websites and social media outlets, helping to promote the accomplishments of faculty members and fellows, and to publicize seminars and events. She collaborates with teammates to produce the Center’s newsletter, Bow Street Bulletin, and assists in the design and production of collateral associated with special events and projects. Nicole has over ten years of experience in marketing communications in the non-profit, higher education and corporate sectors.


Small_KaylaKayla Rachlin Small is the Program and Training Coordinator at HCPDS.  Responsible for managing the Pop Center’s many seminars and special events, Kayla liaisons with speakers, aids in marketing, and executes event logistics. Kayla is also active in coordinating the Pop Center’s postdoctoral training programs, particularly the RWJF Health & Society Scholars Program and the Bell Fellowship. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology.