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Suzana Cavenaghi

Researcher-professor/Coordinator of the PhD. Program
Praia Do Flamengo, 98/209
Bairro Flamengo
Rio De Janeiro
RJ , 22210-030

Nationality: Brazil
Gender: F

Member since: 2005
Membership No: 22396

Field of Study: Demography, Population and Development, Statistics

Specialization: Fertility, Population and Development, Reproductive Health (Family Planning)

Regional focus: Latin America and the Caribbean

Education: Doctorate (Ph.D, MD) , 1999 , University of Texas at Austin , Demography

Working languages: Portuguese (Brazil) , English , Spanish

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

Curriculum Vitae:

Professional Summary:

Suzana Cavenaghi has a Ph.D. and Master’s Degree in Sociology/Demography from the University of Texas at Austin; specialization in Demography from CELADE; graduation in Statistics and Applied Mathematics from the State University of Campinas. She has a current position as researcher and professor at National School of Statistical Science (ENCE) at the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). Former board council member of the Brazilian Population Association from 2001-2004, board council member of the Latin American Population Association (ALAP) since 2004, and ALAP’s president from 2009-2010. Currently is the coordinator of the Post-Graduation Program at ENCE/IBGE, Editor of the Brazilian Journal on Population Studies (REBEP). Among the main areas of interest are reproductive health, fertility, family and gender studies, population and health, statistical demography, spatial statistics, geo-processing in demography, data bases and social indicators, and public policies analysis and evaluation. 


Detailled CV in Portuguese:


Schmertmann, Carl P. ; Cavenaghi, S. M. ; Assunção, Renato M. Potter, Joseph E.Bayes plus Brass: Estimating total fertility for many small areas from sparse census data.  Population Studies: A Journal of Demography,  DOI:10.1080/00324728.2013.795602, 2013.


Cavenaghi, S. M. (Org.) . Estimaciones y proyecciones de población en América Latina: desafios de una agenda pendiente. Serie e-Investigaciones N.2, 1. ed. Rio de Janeiro: ALAP, 2012. v. 1. 278p


Cavenaghi, S. M. ; Alves, José Eustaquio Diniz. Diversity of childbearing behaviour in the context of below-replacement fertility in Brazil. In: Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. (Org.). Population Division Expert Paper Series. New York: United Nations, 2011, v. 8, p. 1-30. 


Potter, Joseph E. ; Schmertmann, Carl P. ; Assunção, Renato M. ; Cavenaghi, S. M. . Mapping the Timing, Pace, and Scale of the Fertility Transition in Brazil. Population and Development Review, v. 36, p. 283-307, 2010.


Cavenaghi, S. M. (Org.) . Demographic transformations and inequalities in Latin America: historical trends and recent patterns. 1. ed. Rio de Janeiro: ALAP, 2009. v. 1. 392p .


Schmertmann, Carl P ; POTTER, Joseph E ; Cavenaghi, S. M. . Exploratory Analysis of Spatial Patterns in Brazil's Fertility Transition. Population Research and Policy Review, v. 1, p. 34-50, 2008.

Honorary or professional positions and awards:
Editor Editor of the Brazilian Journal of Population Studies (REBEP) - (2013-)
Coordinadinator of the PhD Program at ENCE/IBGE (2011-)
Member: Scientific Review Board, Latin American Population Journal (2010-)
Member: UNFPA - NGO Advisory Panel (2010-2012)
Member: People and the Planet Group (2011-2012)
President, vice-presidente and General Secretary - Latin American Population Association-ALAP (2006-2011)
Treasurer - Brazilian Population Association-ABEP (2002-2005)

Research grants:
CNPq, Mapping Fertility in Brazil in 2010. Year 2012-2013.

Brazilian Special Secretary for female Policies (Secretaria Especial de Políticas para as Mulheres). Project on Women's participation in the electoral process of 2010 in Brazil: Bertha Lutz Consortium. 2010-2011.

CAPES. Procad - Cooperation between Brazilian PhD. Demography Programs at University of Campinas and National School of Statistical Science. 2005-2009.

Several grants (UNFPA, Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, MacArthur Found, PAA, etc. ) for organizing Conferences and Seminars.