Rachel Koffer

Rachel Koffer

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pittsburgh

PhD, Human Development & Family Studies (2018)

BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 2 (2013-15)


  1. Currently: Human Development & Family Studies
  2. BA, Psychology / Economics, Brandeis University
  3. Advisors: David Almeida and Nilam Ram


Archived bio:

Rachel is a PhD student in Human Development and Family Studies. Broadly, she is interested in the pathways through which stress exposure and reactivity affect health and well-being across the lifespan. Current projects focus on identifying the mechanisms that drive the bidirectional relations between stress and economic well-being, using longitudinal burst designs to capture these effects.

Research Rotation (2013-2014): With Nilam Ram and David Almeida, Human Development & Family Studies

Externship (Summer, 2014): German Institute for Economic Research, Berlin


Human Development & Family Studies:
PhD Candidate