Teja Pristavec, PhD

Research Assistant Professor @ University of Virginia Biocomplexity Institute, Social & Decision Analytics Division

I’m a sociologist and a Research Assistant Professor of statistical sciences in the Social and Decision Analytics Division (SDAD), Biocomplexity Institute, University of Virginia. My research interests include spatial analysis and GIS, quantitative methods, administrative data, health, and inequality. My work has been published in the Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological and Social Sciences, The Gerontologist, Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, and Food, Culture, & Society. At SDAD, I collaborate with an interdisciplinary research group using quantitative methods (and mostly messy data sources) to develop evidence-based research and inform effective decision-making in government and industry.

I enjoy experimenting in R, sprouting and watching plants grow, flying, all sorts of physical activity, and good green tea.