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Christine Bachrach Ph.D.

Christine Bachrach, Ph.D.

Research Professor

Office : 3147 Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Building

Mailing address :
6253 Cardinal Lane

Columbia , Maryland 21044
Office Phone: 410-740-8277


  1. Ph.D., Population Dynamics, Johns Hopkins University, 1979.
  2. M.A., Sociology (Demography), Georgetown University, 1974.
  3. B.A., Social Relations, Harvard College, 1972.


Christine Bachrach is a social demographer and population health scientist with interests in social determinants of health, health disparities, fertility and family, culture and the brain, and the training/mentoring of health scientists.  She recently retired as Senior Advisor to the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS), a scientific association dedicated to advancing an integrative understanding of the multiple pathways – from the biological to the behavioral to the societal – that interact to produce health.  She served as Executive Director of IAPHS from 2017-2018 and in additional capacities during the development of the organization. She joined the Maryland faculty in February, 2010.

Bachrach has previously held leadership positions in demography and population health, including Co-Director of the National Program Office for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program; Acting Associate Director for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research at the National Institutes of Health; and Chief of the Demographic and Behavioral Sciences Branch at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. She was President of the Population Association of America in 2013 and has served on numerous boards and committees for scientific organizations and programs in the health and population fields.