Anneliese Luck, MPP is a PhD candidate in Demography and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and an affiliated student with the Max Planck Research School for Population, Health and Data Science. Luck’s current interests lie at the intersection of social demography and public policy, focusing on how various social and policy contexts work to influence the lives and deaths of individuals across the United States. She is particularly interested in examining how the link between place, health, and mortality may vary across racial, spatial, and demographic lines. Some of her recent work includes a project in which she applied demographic life table methods to understand how state-driven family destabilization operates in the lives of children across the U.S., as well as a project in which she examined the link between local carceral contexts and age-, race-, and sex-specific mortality in U.S. counties.
Luck is also a contributor on projects that aim to investigate racial and cause of death variation in COVID-19 excess mortality and a contributor to a project that investigates the role of state eviction bans in mitigating the mental health costs of the pandemic. Currently, she is developing a project that aims to document place-based historical patterns of mortality over the several past decades. Luck holds an MPP with a Graduate Certificate in Applied Data Science from the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley.