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Samuel Clark

The Ohio State University
Country of residence:
United States

Nationality: United States
Gender: M

Member since: 2015
Membership No: 21798
Membership Type: regular

Council Member
2018 - 2020
Field of Study: Computer Science, Demography, Medical/ Life Science, Statistics

Specialization: Children and Youth, Data Collection and Processing, Estimates and Projections, Fertility, HIV/AIDS and STI's, Mathematical Demography, Mortality, Health, and Longevity, Spatial Analysis (and Geographic Information)

Regional focus: Sub-Saharan Africa

Education: Doctorate (Ph.D, MD) , 2001 , University of Pennsylvania , Demography

Working languages: English

Other association membership in population or related fields: Population Association of America (PAA)

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Professional Summary:




I am a formal demographer who works on the demography and epidemiology of Africa and developing new methods for population sciences.  Right now I am working on:


* Improving the 'verbal autopsy' method used to quantify the burden of disease for populations without full coverage vital statistics systems.


* Mapping child mortality at the subnational level through time using household survey data in countries without full coverage vital statistics systems.


* Developing new population indicator measurement strategies and statistical methods to implement them.


* Fertility and Mortality: variety of projects investigating levels and trends in fertility and mortality, mostly in Africa, and sometimes building models of age schedules of fertility and mortality that can be used widely as inputs to other analyses


CV: Click for Sam Clark's CV




* African Demography

* Epidemiology & Health Metrics

* Mortality & Mortality Models

* Methods & Data




* BS, Engineering and Applied Science, Caltech, 1993

* BS, Biology, Caltech, 1993

* PhD, Demography, University of Pennsylvania, 2001