Clemens Noelke is a research scientist and research director for the diversitydatakids.org project at the Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.
For diversitydatakids.org, Clemens supervises the development of data products, the Child Opportunity Index 2.0 and the National Equity Research Database. He enjoys developing interactive data visualizations and learning about and facilitating new uses of our data. His research has been published in leading social science journals, such as American Journal of Epidemiology, American Journal of Public Health, Social Science and Medicine, European Sociological Review and Environmental Research. His current research examines causes of racial/ethnic inequities in birth outcomes, explores the use of machine learning to predict infant mortality and examines the transmission of wage shocks in low wage labor markets.
Prior to joining diversitydatakids.org, Noelke was the 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.