Rachel Goldberg

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Assistant Professor, Sociology
School of Social Sciences


B.A., Brown University, 1999, International Relations
M.P.H., Columbia University, 2003, Sociomedical Sciences, Research Track
Ph.D., Brown University, 2012, Sociology

Phone: (949) 824-9683
Email: rachel.goldberg@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
4289 Social Science Plaza B
Mail Code: 5100
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
health, family, children, adolescents, social demography, gender, migration, survey research
Publications
Choi, Kate and Rachel E. Goldberg. 2020. “The Social Significance of Interracial Cohabitation: Inferences Based on Fertility Behavior.” Demography 57: 1727-1751.
 
Goldberg, Rachel E., Marta Tienda, Michelle Eilers, and Sara S. McLanahan. 2019. “Adolescent Relationship Quality: Is there an Intergenerational Link?” Journal of Marriage and Family 81: 812-829.
 
Goldberg, Rachel E., Marta Tienda, and Dawn A. Koffman. 2019. “Using Bi-Weekly Mobile Diaries to Assess Adolescent Relationship Flux: Opportunities and Challenges.” Journal of Research on Adolescence 29: 646-661.
 
Modecki, Kathryn Lynn, Rachel E. Goldberg, Samuel E. Ehrenreich, Michael Russell, and Amy Bellmore. 2019. “The Practicalities and Perils of Ambulatory Assessment’s Promise: Introduction to a Special Section. Journal of Research on Adolescence 29: 542-550.
 
Ro, Annie, Rachel E. Goldberg, and Jennifer B. Kane. 2019. “Racial and Ethnic Patterning of Low Birth Weight, Normal Birth Weight, and Macrosomia.” Preventive Medicine 118: 196-204.
 
Turney, Kristin and Rachel E. Goldberg. 2019. “Paternal Incarceration and Early Sexual Onset among Adolescents.” Population Research and Policy Review 38: 95-123.
 
Choi, Kate and Rachel E. Goldberg. 2018. “Fertility Behavior of Interracial Couples.” Journal of Marriage and Family 80: 871-887.
 
Goldberg, Rachel E. 2018. “Understanding Generational Differences in Early Fertility: Proximate and Social Determinants.” Journal of Marriage and Family 80: 1225-1243.
 
Goldberg, Rachel E., Marta Tienda, and Alicia Adserá. 2017. “Age at Migration, Family Instability, and Timing of Sexual Onset.” Social Science Research 63: 292-307.
 
Goldberg, Rachel E. and Marta Tienda. 2017. “Adolescent Romantic Relationships in the Digital Age.” Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: 1-17.
 
Ro, Annie and Rachel E. Goldberg. 2017. “Post-Migration Employment Changes and Health: A Dyadic Spousal Analysis.” Social Science & Medicine 191: 202-211.
 
Snow, David and Rachel E. Goldberg. 2017. Homelessness in Orange County: The Costs to Our Community. Orange County, CA: United Way, Jamboree, and the University of California Irvine, pp. 1-71.
 
Goldberg, Rachel E. and Susan E. Short. 2016. “What Do We Know About Children Living with HIV-Infected or AIDS-Ill Adults in Sub-Saharan Africa? A Systematic Review of the Literature.” AIDS Care 28 (Suppl. 2): 130-141.
 
Short, Susan E. and Rachel E. Goldberg. 2015. “Children Living with HIV-Infected Adults: Estimates for 23 Countries in sub-Saharan Africa.” PLOS One 10.
 
Goldberg, Rachel E. 2013. “Family Instability and Early Initiation of Sexual Activity in Western Kenya.” Demography 50: 725-750.
 
Goldberg, Rachel E. 2013. “Family Instability and Pathways to Adulthood in Urban South Africa.” Population and Development Review 39: 231-256.
 
Xu, Hongwei, Blessing U. Mberu, Nancy Luke, and Rachel E. Goldberg. 2013. “Dimensions of Rural-to-Urban Migration and Premarital Pregnancy in Kenya.” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 648: 104-119.
 
Goldberg, Rachel E. and Susan E. Short. 2012. “‘The Luggage That Isn’t Theirs is Too Heavy’: Understandings of Orphan Disadvantage in Lesotho.” Population Research and Policy Review 31: 67-83.
 
Luke, Nancy, Hongwei Xu, Blessing U. Mberu, and Rachel E. Goldberg. 2012. “Migration Experience and Premarital Sexual Initiation in Urban Kenya: An Event History Analysis.” Studies in Family Planning 43: 115–126.
 
Luke, Nancy, Rachel E. Goldberg, Blessing U. Mberu, and Eliya M. Zulu. 2011. “Social Exchange and Sexual Behavior in Young Women's Premarital Relationships in Kenya.” Journal of Marriage and Family 73: 1048-64.
 
Escandón, Ines, Hannah Searing, Rachel Goldberg, Rosemary Durán, and Javier Monterrey Arce. 2008. “The Use of PDAs to Collect Baseline Survey Data: Lessons Learned from a Pilot Project in Bolivia.” Global Public Health 3(1): 93-104.
 
Shannon, Caitlin S., Beverly Winikoff, Richard Hausknecht, Eric Schaff, Paul D. Blumenthal, Deborah Oyer, Heather Sankey, Jessica Wolff, and Rachel Goldberg. 2005. “Multicenter Trial of a Simplified Mifepristone Medical Abortion Regimen.” Obstetrics and Gynecology 105(2): 345-51.
Grants
2017 Jacobs Foundation Kids and Technology Idea Award. PI (Other PIs: Katherine Modecki, Michael Russell, Samuel Ehrenreich, Amy Bellmore). “Adolescents Nested in Time and Context: Special Issue on the Promises, Perils, and Practicalities of Ambulatory Assessment for Capturing Adolescents’ Development.” $2,000.
2017-2018 Center for Demographic and Social Analysis Small Grant, University of California Irvine. PI (Other PI: Naomi Sugie). “Digging into ‘Big Data:’ A Workshop on Analysis of Intensive Longitudinal Data in Social Science Research.” $5,371.
2017-2018 Dean’s Workshops and Reading Groups Series, University of California Irvine. PI (Other PI: Naomi Sugie). “Digging into ‘Big Data:’ A Workshop on Analysis of Intensive Longitudinal Data in Social Science Research.” $3,300.
2017-2018 Center for Demographic and Social Analysis Small Grant, University of California Irvine. PI (Other PIs: Annie Ro, Jennifer Buher Kane). “Social Correlates of Excess Birth Weight and its Association with Childhood Obesity.” $5,000.
2015-2016 United Way of Orange County. Co-PI (PI: David Snow). “Study of the Costs and Causes of Homelessness.” $65,000.
2014-2017 Princeton University Center for Health and Wellbeing U.S. Health Care and Health Policy Seed Grant. Co-PI (PI: Marta Tienda). “mDiary Study of Adolescent Relationships.” $200,000.
2013-2015 National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows (F32). PI. “Nativity, Family, and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Behavior.” $101,404.
2013-2014 National Institutes of Health administrative supplement to Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing in Adolescence. Co-investigator (PI: Sara McLanahan). “Using Mobile Technology to Study Adolescent Sexual Relationships.” $65,000.
2020-2021 Society for Research on Child Development and Jacobs Foundation Development in the Digital Age Award. Co-PI (Other PIs: Katherine Modecki, Amy Orben). “Robustly Quantifying Parental Monitoring and Support in the Digital Age.” $6,000.
2018-2020 Jacobs Foundation Young Scholar Exchange and Research Collaboration Award. Co-PI (Other PIs: Katherine Modecki, Amy Orben, Pamela Wisniewski). “Robustly Quantifying Parental Monitoring and Support in the Digital Age.” $15,000.
Other Experience
Postdoctoral Fellow
Princeton University 2012—2015

Monitoring and Evaluation Associate
EngenderHealth 2004—2006

Consultant
Gynuity Health Projects 2003—2004

Staff Assistant, Gender, Family, and Development
Population Council 1999—2002

Research Center
Faculty Affiliate, Center for Demographic and Social Analysis
Last updated
02/05/2021