Alex WeinrebResearch Director
Prof. Alex Weinreb is Research Director at the Taub Center and an expert in demography. Until 2019, he was Professor in the Department of Sociology and the founding director of the Health and Society Undergraduate Major at the University of Texas in Austin. Prior to his move to UT, he was a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Hebrew University.
Professor Weinreb is a social demographer whose work has focused primarily on population change in developing countries—he spent lots of time running NIH-funded research projects in sub-Saharan Africa. He has also worked extensively on cross-cultural measurement issues.
Professor Weinreb received his PhD in Demography and Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania, and was an NICHD Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Demography at the Population Research Center at the University of Chicago. He has a BA in Philosophy and Politics from the University of Durham (UK).