RWJF Health & Society Scholar:
Demography, Public Health, Statistics, Sociology
Area(s) of Expertise:
Population Health, Mortality, Social Inequalities in Health, Life Course Approach to Chronic Disease
Maggie Weden completed her Ph.D. in Population Dynamics and Masters in Biostatistics from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2004. Maggie is a demographer and public health scientist who applies survey research methodologies to study population dynamics-- specifically health, health behaviors, mortality, and social disparities. Her most recent and current work addresses statistical and computational methods for studying multilevel and life course determinants of childhood obesity in the U.S. She has past and ongoing work on the trajectories and intergenerational dynamics of smoking in the U.S. and the application of GIS technology to public health systems and services research. Weden received her Ph.D in population dynamics and M.H.S. in biostatistics from Johns Hopkins University. Maggie’s prior research has addressed US racial and ethnic differences in adolescent risk behavior, trends in family formation patterns in less developed countries, and multistate life course modeling. Ms. Weden is presently employed as an Associate Social Scientist in Labor & Population at RAND Corporation.