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Christopher Tamborini Ph.D.

Christopher Tamborini, Ph.D.

Senior Researcher, Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics

Adjunct Professor

Off Campus
Social Security Administration
Washington , DC


  1. Ph.D., Sociology, University of Texas Austin, 2005
  2. M.A., Sociology, Portland State University, 2000
  3. B.A., Politial Science, cum laude, American University, 1997


Dr. Tamborini is a senior researcher in the Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics at the U.S. Social Security Administration and an adjunct faculty member for the Department of Sociology at The Catholic University of America. His research interests cut across the areas of aging and the life course, public policy, and demography. Among other topics, his work has focused on issues related to retirement, labor market, inequality, health and disability, family, race-ethnicity, education, and research methods. Much of his recent work examines questions concerning stratification over the life course using innovative analytic techniques to assess national survey data (e.g., SIPP, HRS, SCF) and longitudinal administrative records (e.g., SIPP-IRS,-MBR). His research has been published in numerous journals including American Sociological Review, Demography, Social Forces, Sociology of Education, Sociological Methods & Research, and Journal of Health and Social Behavior.


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