Randall Kuhn

Professor of Community Health Sciences, UCLA; Fellow, California Center for Population Research

Dr. Randall Kuhn (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1999) is a demographer and sociologist focused on the social determinants of health among vulnerable populations. He is an expert in survey design, longitudinal analysis and counterfactual research design. In the field of migration and health, Dr. Kuhn has designed new approaches to estimating the impact of migration on health. In global health, Dr. Kuhn leads a 35-year longitudinal study of the impact of health and development programs in Bangladesh. In the area of homelessness, Dr. Kuhn conducted some of the earliest quantitative research on health and substance use risks among chronically homeless adults. He led recent studies of COVID-19 mortality by homelessness status and race/ethnicity, unsheltered homelessness and health; and COVID-19 vaccination among unhoused populations. He currently leads or co-leads new studies that use mobile phones to measure the well-being of unhoused and recently-housed populations. To learn more, visit: https://www.homelessresearch.akidolabs.com/.

Dr. Kuhn is a fellow of the California Center for Population Research, where he serves as Chair of the Executive Committee. He also serves on the advisory boards of the UCLA Center for the Study of International Migration and the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment. Kuhn previously chaired the Population Sciences Subcommittee of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. For 10 years Dr. Kuhn was Director of the Global Health Affairs Program at the University of Denver, where he developed an innovative curriculum, tripled enrollments, and built a programmatic emphasis on the health and human rights of disabled, LGBTQ, indigenous, and migrant populations as an essential component of achieving global health justice and equity. Dr. Kuhn founded the Goal 18 campaign for inclusive UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Recent work by Randall Kuhn