Robert Bozick is the associate director of the Kinder Houston Area Survey and a senior fellow at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research where he studies the determinants and consequences of demographic change in the city of Houston. Trained as a sociologist with a concentration in demography, Bozick has 20 years of experience in conducting large-scale longitudinal surveys, public policy analysis and population research. His personal research focuses on the effects of economic strain on demographic and educational outcomes, with a particular focus on linkages between school, work and health across the life course. Bozick’s research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, the California Department of Finance, the California Department of Social Services, the New York City Mayor’s Office, the Spencer Foundation, the Peterson Foundation, the ECMC Foundation, and the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. His research has been featured in over 100 news and journalism outlets, including National Public Radio, The New York Times, TIME Magazine, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and U.S. News and World Report.
Prior to his position at the Kinder Institute, Bozick was a Senior Demographer at the RAND Corporation, the Associate Director of RAND’s Labor and Population Division, and a faculty member of the Pardee RAND Graduate School of Public Policy. He holds a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University, a M.A. from the University of Maryland, and B.A. from Ohio University.