Laura Nolan

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, School of Social Work


Laura Nolan is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the Columbia Population Research Center. She received her PhD in Demography and Social Policy from Princeton University's Office of Population Research and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She also holds a MSc in Global Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her research focuses on the measurement of health and economic wellbeing in both developed and developing country settings. Laura has experience working in partnership with both government and non-governmental organizations, and was a 2015 Data Science for Social Good Summer Fellow at the University of Chicago.

While at Columbia, Laura is working with Professors Jane Waldfogel, Irv Garfinkle, and Chris Wimer on the US Census Bureau's Supplemental Poverty Measure.

Subbaraman R, Nolan L, Sawant, K, Shitole S, Shitole T, Nanarkar M, Patil-Deshmukh A, Bloom DE. 2015. Multi-Dimensional Measurement of Household Water Poverty in a Mumbai Slum: Looking beyond water quality. PLOS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0133241

Nolan L. 2015. Slum Definitions in Urban India: Implications for the measurement of health inequalities. Population and Development Review. 41(1):59-84

Subbaraman R, Nolan L, Shitole T, Sawant K, Shitole S, Sood K, Nanarkar M, Ghannam J, Betancourt TS, Bloom DE, Patil-Deshmukh A. 2014. The Psychological Toll of Slum Living in India: A mixed methods study. Social Science & Medicine. 119:155-169

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