Nelson Travis Saldaña

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Graduate Student

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Population Studies Center Trainee
  • Fields of Study
    • Health and Healthcare
    • Social Demography
  • About

    Nelson Travis Saldanã entered the PhD program in Sociology in 2011. Before starting graduate school, he was the Project Director of the Black LIFE (Linking Inequality, Feelings and the Environment) Study, examining how racism affects the immune system of African-Americans in New York City. He is broadly interested in neighborhood effects and the use of mixed methods approaches. He has recently begun a project in Detroit examining the role of local businesses in neighborhood change.

  • Education
    • MPH, Urbanism and the Built Environment, Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 2008
    • BS, Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, UCLA 2005
  • Research Areas of Interest
    • Inequality/Social Stratification, Urban Sociology, Health and Illness, Biomarkers, Space and Place, Neighborhood Change