Claire E. Altman

  • Research Interests

  • International migration
  • Unauthorized migration
  • Population health and well-being
  • Health Disparities and Inequalities


Dr. Altman is an Assistant Professor with appointments in the Department of Health Sciences and the Truman School of Public Affairs. As a social demographer her work broadly focuses on population health and immigrant well-being. She has done research on topics such as obesity, weight perceptions, and self-assessed health. Her current research examines the role of legal status on the health and well-being of unauthorized immigrants.



  • PhD from Pennsylvania State University