Samuel Clark

Samuel Clark

Samuel Clark

Professor, Sociology

Areas of Expertise

  • Demography
  • Population Health


  • Ph.D., Demography, University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A., Demography, University of Pennsylvania
  • B.S., Biology, California Institute of Technology
  • B.S., Engineering and Applied Sciences, California Institute of Technology

Samuel Clark’s research is in the areas of demography and health. The goal is to improve measurement and understanding of interacting population and health issues affecting Africa. This involves developing new efficient, feasible methods to measure population and health indicators; development of new methods to ascertain cause of death; and a variety of observational studies to describe and document the epi-demographic transition in Africa. This work draws on expertise in demography, sociology, epidemiology, linguistics, statistics/biostatistics, and computer science.

Dr. Clark's seed grant

(2017) A General Mortality Modeling Framework in the Era of the SDGs