Steven Ruggles Named MacArthur Fellow
MPC Member Steven Ruggles, Regents Professor of History and Population Studies and Director of the Institute for Social Research and Data Innovation at the University of Minnesota, has been honored by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation as one of this year’s MacArthur Fellows. Commonly known as the “genius grant”, the fellowship is regarded as one of the nation’s most prestigious awards for intellectual and artistic achievement. Ruggles is being recognized for founding IPUMS, the world's largest publicly available population database that also harmonizes data to facilitate comparative analysis across time and space.
MPC Population Scholar and MPC Affiliate Member
Marisol Becerra is an environmental sociologist focused on the intersection of environmental health, race, and poverty. She is an incoming Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Her research uses an environmental justice theoretical framework to understand the impact of brownfield redevelopment in U.S. urban neighborhoods. Currently, she is exploring the relationship between brownfield redevelopment and health outcomes in affected neighborhoods. Ultimately, her goal is to create public scholarship that advances public policy towards environmental and health equity.
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The authors gratefully acknowledge support from the Minnesota Population Center (P2C HD041023) funded through a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)