Research Interests

Social Genomics • Human Development

Education Policy • Health Policy • Social Demography

Causal Inference • Quantitative Methods


sam.trejo at wisc dot edu


Sam is an assistant professor of Public Affairs and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 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, biosocial, and computational 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.