Isaac Sasson


I am Associate Professor of Sociology at Tel Aviv University, Director of the B.I. and Lucille Cohen Institute for Public Opinion Research, Head of the Demography Research Lab, and faculty affiliate at the Herczeg Institute on Aging. Prior to joining Tel Aviv University, I received my PhD from the University of Texas at Austin (2014) and was Postdoctoral Fellow in Population Health at the London School of Economics (2015-2016). I have held visiting positions at Harvard University, University of Oxford, Stockholm University, and the European University Institute.

As a sociologist and demographer specializing in social stratification and health, I study the social determinants of longevity and inequality in human lifespans. My research has been published in leading scientific journals including Science, JAMA, Demography, Social Science & Medicine, and Journals of Gerontology.

My other research interests include quantitative methodology, environmental demography, and the sociology of knowledge and data production. I teach undergraduate and graduate courses on both theory and methods, ranging from Theories of Social Stratification and Inequality to Hierarchical and Longitudinal Data Analysis and Big Data Methods for Social Science.

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