People Feature

Haohao Lei

DPhil in Sociology

Haohao is a DPhil student in Sociology, with a keen interest in demography and population science. He is passionate about studying human behaviors, especially how individuals act and interact with one another. His DPhil thesis investigates the expansion of education, trends in stagnating/declining life expectancy, disparities in chronic pain in the US, and the historical and future risks of famine worldwide.

Haohao's academic pursuits broadly include social demography, social epidemiology, analytical sociology, sequence analysis, propensity score analysis, applied machine learning, and extreme value theory.

Before his doctoral studies, Haohao received an MPhil in Sociology and Demography with Distinction from the University of Oxford and a BSc in Social Sciences with Quantitative Methods with First-Class Honours from University College London. Currently, he is associated with the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research as a doctoral student at the Labour Demography Laboratory and serves as a research assistant at the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science and the Demographic Science Unit at Oxford Population Health.

His research is generously supported by the Clarendon Fund, Nuffield College, and the Max Planck Society.

Haohao Lei I

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