Clemens Noelke

Research Director

Clemens Noelke is the research director for the project at the Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.

For, Noelke supervises research activities and development of data products. He led the development of the Child Opportunity Index 2.0 and 3.0. Trained as a quantitative sociologist with a focus on labor markets and population health, his research has been published in leading academic journals, including the American Journal of Epidemiology, Health Affairs, American Journal of Public Health, Social Science and Medicine, Pediatrics, Environmental Research and European Sociological Review. Noelke’s work has also been featured in national and international media, including Axios, CNN, The New York Times, NPR, Politico, Time Magazine, The Washington Post, Globe and Mail, and The Economist.

Prior to joining, Noelke was a David E. Bell postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Population and Development Studies at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He holds doctorate and master’s degrees in sociology from the University of Mannheim, Germany and a bachelor’s degree from Jacobs University Bremen, Germany. He was a scholar of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation and received the Early Career Research Investigator Award from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management.

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