Clemens Noelke


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Office: Heller-Brown Building 353
Phone: 781 736 8748
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Social Stratification/Inequality, Social Policy, Population Health, Quantitative Methods


  • University of Mannheim
  • University of Mannheim
  • Jacobs University Bremen

Clemens Noelke



Clemens Noelke is Research Director t at the Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy (ICYFP) at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Mannheim in Germany. Before joining the ICYFP, he was David E. Bell Postdoctoral Fellow and research associate at the Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
His dissertation examined the impact of institutional reforms on youth unemployment, focusing on the role of employment protection legislation, vocational education and training and systems of higher education. More recently, he has studied the impact of economic downturns and job loss on cardiovascular disease and mortality, and the impact of climate change on well-being. His research has appeared in the American Journal of Epidemiology, American Journal of Public Health, European Sociological Review, Social Science and Medicine, and Environmental Research.
Clemens joined ICYFP as an expert in the analysis of large datasets, scientific programming and causal inference. At ICYFP, he is currently leading the development of the ICYFP Research Database and new technologies to detect and visualize trends in local racial/ethnic inequities, and he is studying the causal effect of urban environments, economic downturns and climate change on inequities in birth outcomes.

Please visit his personal webpage for further information, including links to recent publications:


  • Noelke, Clemens and Jason Beckfield. "Job security provisions and work hours." Acta Sociologica (2017). (forthcoming)
  • Noelke, Clemens, Mark McGovern, Daniel Corsi, Marcia Jimenez, Ari Stern, Ian Sue Wing and Lisa Berkman. "Increasing ambient temperature reduces emotional well-being." Environmental Research 151. November 2016 (2016): 124-129.
  • Noelke, Clemens. "Employment Protection Legislation and the Youth Labor Market." European Sociological Review 32. 4 (2016): 471-485.