Dr Andrea Tilstra is a quantitative medical sociologist and social demographer at the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science. Her research focuses on understanding how environmental shocks experienced by an entire society (e.g., period effects) influence two key demographic processes: fertility and mortality. In her work, she identifies the health consequences of policy changes, institutional practices, and large public health crises – revealing how these trends further exacerbate existing health inequalities.
Andrea holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Colorado Boulder (2021). Her work has been published in leading interdisciplinary journals including Demography, American Journal of Epidemiology, Population Research and Policy Review, Biodemography and Social Biology, and International Journal of Epidemiology.