School of Public Affairs
One Bernard Baruch Way, Box D-0901
New York, NY 10010
Office Location: 135 East 22nd, Room 606
Phone: 646 660-6762
Fax: 646 660-6701
Deborah Balk is Associate Director of the CUNY Institute for Demographic Research, and Professor at the Baruch School of Public Affairs and the CUNY Graduate Center (in the Sociology and Economics Programs). Her expertise lies in spatial demography and the integration of earth and social science data and methods to address interdisciplinary policy questions. Her current research focus is on urbanization, population, poverty, and environmental interactions (such as climate change). Prior to coming to Baruch, Balk held appointments at Columbia University, the East-West Center, and the University of Michigan. She received her PhD in Demography from the University of California at Berkeley, and her Masters Degree in Public Policy, and AB in International Relations, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is currently a member of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population working group on Urbanization and recently completed service to two National Research Council panels.