WCCM Researchers



Principal Investigator: Daniel Aldana Cohen is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he directs the Socio-Spatial Climate Collaborative, or (SC)2. His research focuses on climate change, inequality, cities, and the built environment. His research has appeared in Nature, Public Culture, the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, and elsewhere. In 2018-2019, he was Member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ. 
Co-Principal Investigator: Kevin Ummel is a Research Affiliate at the University of Pennsylvania’s Population Studies Center and President of Greenspace Analytics. He is a data scientist and environmental economist who has helped modeled carbon footprints and emissions for the Institute for Advanced Statistical Analysis (IASA) in Vienna, the World Resources Institute, the Center for Global Development, and the Citizens’ Climate Lobby.
Co-Principal Investigator: Pilar Gonalons is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research explores how work, families, and public policies structure economic inequalities, with a particular focus on how inequalities change over time and over the life course. Her research has appeared in DemographyThe Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social SciencesInternational Migration Review, and elsewhere.
Co-Principal Investigator: Nick Graetz is a PhD student in Demography at the University of Pennsylvania who specializes in quantitative, spatial, and public health research. His research has appeared in Nature, the New England Journal of Medicine, PLOS One, and elsewhere.