
Dennis Feehan feehan {at} berkeley.edu Department of Demography University of California, Berkeley 2232 Piedmont Ave MC #2120 Berkeley, CA 947202120 
I’m a demographer and quantitative social scientist.
My research interests lie at the intersection of networks, demography, and
quantitative methodology.
I’m an Assistant Professor of Demography at the
University of California, Berkeley.
In the summer of 2015, I finished my Ph.D. at Princeton’s
Office of Population Research, and
I spent the fall of 2015 as a Research Scientist at
Facebook.
Working papers
 Using Multilevel Regression with Poststratification for Estimating Subnational AgeSpecific Contact Patterns
 A sample size heuristic for network scaleup studies
 Preanalysis plan for ‘Estimating adult mortality using sampled social network data: evidence from Brazil’ (Working paper coming soon)
 Inequality and fairness: A networked experiment
 Survey methods for estimating the size of weaktie networks; revise and resubmit at Sociological Methodology
Recent and forthcoming publications

In a stationary population, the average lifespan of the living is a lengthbiased life expectancy (Accepted at Demography)

Estimating adult death rates from sibling histories: A network approach

Quantifying population contact patterns in the United States during the COVID19 pandemic

Using an online sample to learn about an offline population; arxiv version

Separating the signal from the noise: Evidence for deceleration in oldage death rates; arxiv version; R package and code

Quantity Versus Quality: A Survey Experiment to Improve the Network Scaleup Method

Generalizing the Network ScaleUp Method: A New Estimator for the Size of Hidden Populations
Updates
I coorganized the IUSSP Expert Group Meeting on Population Data for the 21st Century at UNFPA in New York. Slides and videos of the talks will be posted on the website soon.
I very much enjoyed giving a talk at a panel presentation for UCLA’s Summer Institute in Computational Social Science.
I had a great visit to the University of Michigan, where I gave a talk for the Population Studies Center Brown Bag.
I had a wonderful visit to Ohio State, where I gave a talk at the PRI Seminar.
I’m thrilled to have been awarded the ASA Outstanding Article in Mathematical Sociology Award! Check out the paper, written with Matt Salganik, here (arxiv version here). Congrats to cowinners Joscha Legewie and Merlin Schaeffer for their work on contested boundaries.
I gave a keynote talk and tutorial at the prePAA workshop, ‘Demographic Research in the Digital Age’ (sponsored by IUSSP). I also gave two talks during the PAA conference.
I had a great visit to Duke, where I gave a talk at the DuPRI Seminar.
I gave a talk at the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences at the University of Washington, a wonderful group of researchers.
In June, I was invited to the US State Department, where I gave a talk hosted by the Bureau of Intelligence and Research.
I had a great visit to UW Madison, where I gave a talk in their demography seminar on March 14th.
I was interviewed about our work on social network methods for estimating adult mortality by the Matrix.
Emilio Zagheni and I coorganized a workshop on Web, Social Media, and Cellphone Data for Demographic Research at SocInfo 2016.
I very much enjoyed visiting and giving a talk at the Stanford RAIN seminar series on November 2nd.