A Tilstra

Office: IBS C 465 A.

Office Hours: W 12:00 PM -1:50 PM KTCH 264 

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Research Interests

  • Social demography
  • Population health and mortality
  • Quantitative methods


Andrea Tilstra is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at University of Colorado Boulder and a graduate research assistant at the University of Colorado Population Center (CUPC) housed in the Institute of Behavioral Science. Her research and teaching interests include population health, social demography, and quantitative methods, with particular interests in both U.S. mortality and obstetric interventions.

Andrea’s dissertation, entitled “Social and Institutional Factors Driving Trends in U.S. Obstetric Interventions,” quantitatively analyzes the use of cesarean deliveries and labor induction procedures in the United States. She has published on this, and other interests in Demography, Journal of Marriage and Family, Population Research and Policy Review, International Journal of Epidemiology, and Biodemography and Social Biology.

She has been instructor of record for “Social Inequalities in Health,” and a teaching assistant for undergraduate and graduate statistics. Andrea’s research is currently funded by the University of Colorado Boulder Dissertation Completion Fellowship.