Sebastián Daza Aranzaes

Researcher, IEGD

Demographer and Social Data Scientist

Degrees: PhD, Sociology

Positions during life: Senior Data Scientist Juntos Inc,  Research Associate Center for Justice and Society Studies UC, Director Center for Social Studies (DESUC)

Honors and awards: Best Master’s Thesis Award, Catholic University of Chile, 2010

Recent publications: 

  • Daza S., Palloni A., and Jones J. – The Consequences of Incarceration for Mortality in the United States, Demography, 2020 https://doi.org/10.1007/s13524-020-00869-5
  • Venkataramani A.S., Daza S., and Ezekiel E. – Association of Social Mobility with the Income-Based Longevity Gap in the United States. A Cross-Sectional, County-Level Study, JAMA Internal Medicine, 2020 https://doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.6532
  • Daza S., and Kreuger, L.K. – Agent-Based Models for Assessing Complex Statistical Models: An Example Evaluating Selection and Social Influence Estimates from SIENA, Sociological Methods & Research, 2019 https://doi.org/10.1177/0049124119826147

Summary of the investigation:

My research focuses on how socio-economic mobility affects health and mortality, the consequences of incarceration for health, reentry experiences of women just released from prison, and social networks. I rely on statistical and computational methods in my research, with an emphasis on data science and agent-based modeling.