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Blalock Fellowship

Each year, the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences awards Hubert M. Blalock Fellowships to a select group of incoming graduate students from departments with CSSS-related Ph.D. tracks. Candidates for this award are nominated by their department's graduate advisor, and Fellows are selected by the CSSS Graduate Committee. The Fellowship is named for Hubert M. Blalock, a leading sociological methodologist who was Professor of Sociology and Statistics at the University of Washington and a former President of the American Sociological Association.

For information or questions about the CSSS Blalock Fellowship award, contact csss@uw.edu.


Ramses Llobet holds a BA and an LLM from the University of Barcelona, an MA from the Open University of Catalonia, and a Master of Research in Political Economy from the University of Essex. He is currently a Ph.D. student in the Political Science department.

2020 - 2021

Yufeng (Melody) Jiang is a Ph.D. student in the Statistics department who was a double major in Mathematics and Statistical Science at Duke University.

2020 - 2021

Tao Lin holds BA and MA degrees from the Beijing Normal University and an MA from Harvard University. He is now pursuing a Ph.D. in the Political Science department. 

2019 - 2020

Andrea Cabrera holds a BS in Applied Mathematics from UCLA and a MS in Nursing from Rush University. She is currently a Ph.D. student in the School of Nursing.

2019 - 2020

Alex Ramiller

is a Geography graduate student who has a BA from Macalester College, with a major in Geography and Economics.

2018 - 2019

Sarah Teichman

is a graduate student in the Statistics department. She has a BA in Statistics from Amherst College.

2018 - 2019

Neal M Marquez

is a graduate student in the Department of Sociology. He holds a B.S. from California Polytechnic, Pomona and an Master of Public Health from the University of Washington.

2017 - 2018

Sara Laplante

is a graduate student in the Department of Statistics. She holds a B.A. in Greek and Roman Studies from Rhodes College (2008) and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Chicago.

2017 - 2018

Daphne Liu

is a graduate student in the Department of Statistics. She holds a BA in Mathematics from Cornell University.

2016 - 2017

Feiyang Sun

is a graduate student in the Department of Urban Design and Planning. He holds a BENGR in Urban Planning from Zhejiang University (2013) and a MUP in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University (2015).

2015 - 2016

Emily Pollock

is a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology. She holds a B.A.in Anthropology from Stanford University (2013).

2015 - 2016

Charles C Lanfear

holds a B.A. in Sociology (2010) and an M.S. in Public Policy from Oregon State University (2013). He is a graduate student in the Department of Sociology.

2014 - 2015

MOO-HYUN KIM

holds a B. S. in Social Welfare from the University of Seoul (2009), an M.S. in Social Work from Washington University of St. Louis (2014) and is a graduate student in the School of Social Wor.

2014 - 2015

Zehang Li

holds a B.A. in Statistics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2013). He is a graduate student in the Department of Statistics.

2013 - 2014

Maryclare Griffin

holds B.A. in Statistics and Economics from the University of Chicago (2012). She is a graduate student in the Department of Statistics.

2013 - 2014

Daniel Yoo

holds an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago (2010) and is a graduate student in the Department of Political Science.

2012 - 2013

Rebecca Ferrell

holds a B.A. in Math from Carlton College (2008) and is a graduate student in the Department of Statistics.

2012 - 2013

Kathleen Nicole Moore

holds an M.P.A. in Policy Analysis from the University of Utah (2011) and is a graduate student in Evans School of Public Affairs. Kathleen works as Temporary Student Intern at the King County Housing Authority

2011 - 2012

Sarah C. Oppenheimer

holds an Sc.M. from Harvard School of Public Health (2005) and is a graduate student in Evans School of Public Affairs.

2011 - 2012

Yi Pan

holds a B.A. in Archaeology from Sichuan University in China (2011) and graduated from the Department of Anthropology (2014). Yi works as a software development engineer at Amazon.

2011 - 2012

JONATHAN J. AZOSE

holds an M.A. in Language and Communication Technology from University of Groningen in Netherlands (2010) and is a graduate student in Department of Statistics.

2011 - 2012

Rachael Maltiel

holds a B.A. in Mathematics & Philosophy from Claremont McKenna College (2010) and graduated from the Department of Statistics (2013). She currently works as a Business Intelligence Manager at Expedia, Inc.

2011 - 2012

Kristy Copeland

holds an M.U.S.A. in Urban Spatial Analytics from the University of Pennsylvania (2007) and is a graduate student in the Department of Geography.

2010 - 2011

Athena E. Pantazis

holds an M.Ph. from Tulane University (2004) and is a graduate student in the Department of Sociology.

2010 - 2011

Miriam Valdovinos

holds an M.A. in Psychology from California State University (2007) and is a graduate student in the School of Social Work.

2009 - 2010

JoAnn S Lee

holds a B.A. in Psychology from Stanford University (1999), an M.A. in International and Public Affairs and an M.S. in Social Work, both from Columbia University (2005). She graduated with a Ph.D. in Social Work (2012) from the University of Washington. JoAnn is an Assistant Professor at College of Health and Human Services at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.

2008 - 2009

Jason R Williams

holds an M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Saint Louis University (2000) and a Ph.D. from the Evans School of Public Affairs (2014). He is a Research Analyst at Casey Family Programs Statistical and Analytical Consultant at Jason R. Williams in Seattle, WA.

2008 - 2009

Mark E. Williams

holds an M.S.W. (2006) and Ph.D. (2012) in Social Work from the University of Washington. He is an Assistant Professor in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

2008 - 2009

Mark C Wheldon

holds an M.S. in Statistics from the University of Auckland (2006) and a Ph.D. in Statistics (2013) from the University of Washington. Mark is a Lecturer at the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.

2007 - 2008

Danielle Fumia

holds an M.P.A. in Public Affairs from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2007), and she graduated from the Evans School Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management Program (2013). She is a Senior Research Associate at Washington State Institute for Public Policy in Olympia, WA.

2007 - 2008

Jennifer L. Chunn

holds a B.S. degree in Biometry & Statistics from Cornell University (2002) and an M.S. in Statistics (2010) from the University of Washington.

2006 - 2007

Gail E. Potter

holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Oberlin College (1997) and a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Washington (2010). Gail is an assistant professor in the Statistics Department at California Polytechnic State University.

2005 - 2006

Richard J. Callahan

holds a B.A. in Mathematical Social Science from Dartmouth College (2003) and is a graduate student in sociology.

2005 - 2006

Emily Leontine Halvorsen

holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics from Delft University of Technology, Netherlands (2003) and obtained a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Washington (2008). She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics at the National University of Singapore, Singapore.

2004 - 2005

Tyler W. Corwin

holds a B.A. from the Department of Mathematics at Point Loma Nazarene University (2004) and an M.A. from the Department of Sociology at the University of Washington (2009). He is the associate director and co-founder of The Northwest Social Research Group, LLC (NSRG) based in Seattle, Washington.

2004 - 2005

Amanda R. Cox

holds a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from St. Olaf College and an M.S. in Statistics (2005). She is now a Graphics Editor at the New York Times. Amanda co-teaches the summer data journalism class in the Science Health and Environmental Reporting Program (SHERP) at NYU. Krista Gile holds a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Washington (2008), an M.S. in Science and Technology Studies from Virginia Tech (2000), and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselar Polytechnic Institute (1998). She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Massachusetts.

2003 - 2004

NIKOLAS PHARRIS-CIUREJ

holds a B.A. in Sociology from Seattle University and a Ph.D in Sociology from the University of Washington (2010). He is a Statistician (Health) at the Food and Drug Administration in Silver Springs, MD.

2002 - 2003

Jarrett Ryan Dahl

holds a B.S. in Mathematics and English from Calvin College (2002) and a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Washington (2009). He is a Lecturer in Mathematics and Statistics at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia.

2002 - 2003

Eric Mark Aldrich

holds a B.S. in Economics from Duke University (2002) an M.S. in Statistics from the University of Washington (2005) and a Ph.D. in Economics from Duke University (2011). He is now an Assistant Professor at the University of California-Santa Cruz.

2002 - 2003

Rachel A. Kuller

holds a B.S. in Engineering from Harvard University (2002) and an M.A. in Sociology (2004). She now works as a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Tradeshift based in San Francisco, CA.

2002 - 2003

Susan Shortreed

holds a B.S. in Statistics from the University of Michigan (2001) and a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Washington (2006). She is an Assistant Investigator at the Group Health Research Institute, Seattle.

2001 - 2002

Jason Ramone Thomas

holds a B.A. in Sociology (2000), an M.S. in Statistics (2005), an M.A. in Sociology (2006), and a Ph.D. in Sociology (2009), all from the University of Washington. He is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Pennsylvania State University.

2001 - 2002