Daniel Ramírez Smith

Postdoctoral Researcher, IEGD


Degrees: PhD, Demography and Socilolgy

Present position: Postdoctoral Researcher, ECHO project

Positions during life: Research Assistant at Pennsylvania State University, Research Manager at  Instituto Carlos III – Juan March, Research Assistant at Elcano Royal Instituto.

Honors and awards: Milton B. Dollinger Graduate Fellowship, RGSO dissertation support award, Joanne Huber Dissertation Award

Recent publications:

  • Daniel Ramirez, Steven Haas. “The Long-Arm of Conflict: How Timing Shapes the Impact of Childhood Exposure to War” Demography (forthcoming).
  • Michael Gaddis, S., Daniel Ramirez, and Erik Hernandez. “Contextualizing Public Stigma: Endorsed Mental Health Treatment Stigma on College and University Campuses.” Social Science & Medicine, n.d. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.11.029
  •  Michael Gaddis, S., Daniel Ramirez, and Erik Hernandez. “Variations in Endorsed and Perceived Mental Health Treatment Stigma Across U.S. Higher Education Institutions.” Stigma and Health

Summary of the investigation:

Daniel’s research focuses on utilizing natural experiments to study the long-term effects of exposures to famine and conflict “from the womb to the tomb”.  Using the Dutch Hunger Winter, World War II, and the Spanish Civil War as case studies, Daniel investigates the importance of exposure to insults during sensitive and critical periods within the life course in developing chronic conditions and socioeconomic inequalities in later life. Daniel’s current work attempts to answer whether the effects of famine exposure on health and SES are transmitted across generations and through which biosocial mechanisms transmission occurs.