Heather Randell

  • Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology and Demography
Heather Randell
110A Armsby Building
University Park, PA 16802
Work Phone: 814-867-0107

Areas of Expertise

  • Population and Environment
  • Global Health
  • International Development

Connect with Heather Randell



  1. PhD, Brown University, 2016
  2. MEM, Duke University, 2008
  3. BS, Cornell University, 2005

I am a sociologist and demographer interested in questions surrounding environmental change and human health and well-being. I investigate how populations are impacted by and adapt to climate change, the social processes underlying dam-induced displacement, and relationships between environmental change and migration. I use both quantitative and qualitative methods to examine these issues in low- and middle-income countries including Brazil and Ethiopia.