Rob Warren

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Principal Investigator
University of Minnesota

Rob Warren is a Principal Investigator of EdSHARe and a sociologist, demographer, population health scholar, and education researcher. He has experience and expertise in the collection, production, and dissemination of large-scale data products for research on cognition, health, education, and labor force outcomes. Dr. Warren received his Ph.D. and MA in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is currently based at the University of Minnesota. 

He has contributed to and/or led several large-scale data collection and production efforts including IPUMS-MLP, High School and Beyond (HSB), the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972 (NLS-72), the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS), IPUMS CPS, and the 1940 and 1950 historical U.S. census projects. Since 2012 he has co-directed the HSB cohort study, which is now a major source of data for research on health disparities, cognitive functioning, and aging, and is PI of the main NIA grant that re-surveyed the HSB cohort in 2021. Warren has published frequently on issues related to health, mortality, well-being, aging, education, and life course pathways of work and family roles, with articles on these topics appearing in a variety of journals.