Professor of Public Policy and Sociology, Director of the Cornell Population Center
Sociology is increasingly linked to issues of social policy. This includes public policy, health policy and related domains. Students who specialize in this area must demonstrate knowledge of both the practical concerns that drive policy analysts to attempt to understand particular social problems (and solutions), as well as the research approaches that are typically adopted by policy analysts to evaluate or demonstrate the relevance of particular social factors in understanding policy related problems.
Ferris Family Professor of Policy Analysis and Management, Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Sociology