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Ph.D Student in Sociology
University of Wisconsin-Madison, August 2015 – Present

M.A., Applied Quantitative Research
New York University, Department of Sociology, September 2014
Master’s Thesis: “A Fixed-Effects Analysis of the Association between Educational Attainment
and Electoral Participation: Findings from a Nationally Representative Survey of Americans in
their Third Decade of Life”

B.A., Sociology and French, Minor in Urban Studies
Tulane University, May 2011


Published Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Seltzer, Nathan and Jenna Nobles. 2017. “Post-Disaster Fertility: Hurricane Katrina and the Changing Racial Composition of New Orleans.”  Population and Environment.

Brook, Judith, Chenshu Zhang, Nathan Seltzer, and David Brook. 2015. “Insomnia in Adults: The Impact of Earlier Cigarette Smoking from Adolescence to Adulthood.” Journal of Addiction Medicine, 9(1): 40-45.

Brook, Judith, David Brook, Chenshu Zhang, Nathan Seltzer, and Stephen Finch. 2013. “Adolescent ADHD and Adult Physical and Mental Health, Work Performance, and Financial Stress.” Pediatrics, 131(1): 5-13.

Brook, Judith, Jung Yeon Lee, Stephen J. Finch, David W. Brook, and Nathan Seltzer. 2013. “Adult Work Commitment, Financial Stability, and Social Environment as Related to Marijuana Trajectories Beginning in Adolescence.” Substance Abuse, 34(3):298-305

Brook, Judith, Jung Yeon Lee, Elizabeth Rubenstone, Stephen J. Finch, Nathan Seltzer, and David Brook. 2013. “Longitudinal Determinants of Substance Use Behaviors.” Journal of Urban Health, 90(6): 1130-1150.

Brook, Judith, Chenshu Zhang, Elinor Balka, Nathan Seltzer, and David W. Brook. 2013. “Personality Characteristics in the Mid-Forties Predict Women’s Smoking Cessation in their Mid-Sixties.” Psychological Reports, 113(3): 921-929.


Fellowships, Grants, and Awards

2017-2018– Research Grant, “Determinants of Life Expectancy by Income & Geography,” awarded by the Social Security Administration and National Bureau of Economic Research
2017 – Conference Travel Award, Center for Demography and Ecology, UW-Madison
2016-Present – Graduate Research Fellow, Institute for Research on Poverty, UW-Madison
2016 – Conference Travel Award, Center for Demography and Ecology, UW-Madison
2015-2016 – University Fellowship, “Awarded by the Graduate School to a few outstanding entering students and dissertators,” UW-Madison



Advanced Proficiency:     R, STATA, SQL, SPSS, Tableau, Markdown, Qualtrics
Familiarity/Learning:        Python (NumPy, Scikit-Learn, Pandas), LaTeX, ArcGIS, Atlas.ti
Foreign Languages:          French (conversational fluency)