About Me

Research Interests

Social Genomics • Human Development

Education Policy • Health Policy • Social Demography

Causal Inference • Quantitative Methods


samtrejo at stanford dot edu

Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis
520 Galvez Mall, Office 508
Stanford, CA 94305


Sam Trejo is a PhD candidate in Sociology, Economics, and Education at Stanford University in the Center for Education Policy Analysis. His research explores how social, environmental, and genetic factors combine to shape human development and the implications for public policy. Sam specializes in a wide range of quantitative tools, including quasi-experimental, computational, and biosocial methods. A driving theme of his work is the reciprocal relationship between education and health across the life course. Apart from quantitative social science research, Sam enjoys camping, bikes, board games, and Chinese food.

Starting in June 2020, Sam will join the University of Wisconsin-Madison as an assistant professor in the La Follette School of Public Affairs and Department of Sociology.