social demography lab

social demography lab

The Broom Center's Social Demography Lab is fully equipped with the latest software, hardware, and coffee, and has a graduate student lab manager to provide affiliated students and the greater UCSB social science community with statistical, database management, and other technical advice.  

The lab is a fun and productive atmosphere for UCSB graduate students working on demography-related research topics.  We hope this collaborative research space will spark some interdisciplinary research conversations and project ideas.

LOCATION: North Hall 1053


  • ArcGIS 10.5
  • ATLAS.ti 7.5
  • Java 8 144
  • MATLAB R2017b
  • Microsoft Office 2016
  • MiKTeX 2.9
  • OpenGeoDa 1.12
  • R 3.4
  • R Studio 1.1
  • SAS 9.4
  • Sophos 10.6
  • SPSS 24
  • Stata 15 (MP 64 bit version)
  • Stat Transfer 11 (64 bit version)
  • WinEDT 10


  • 5 PC Workstations with 64-bit Windows 7, 16 GB of RAM, Intel Core i7 processors, and 24 inch monitors!
  • Conference Table with PC and Mac-ready Plug-and-Play connection to a 60" 1080p LED Digital Monitor!

(feel free to contact the lab manager with any questions about the software or hardware available)


  • Many varieties of coffee and tea!


Gabrielle Husted is a PhD student in the Department of Geography, Population Health in Geography (PHiG) lab and recently completed her Master's in Geography. Prior to that, she earned a bachelor’s of science in nursing from the University of Portland and has worked in oncology and public health. Gabrielle investigates the interactivity of people, places, and environment (built and natural) as they relate to public health challenges in our society. Of particular interest are social determinants of health, environmental hazards, and health outcomes. Gabrielle uses a variety of different data sources, including the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), and the Environmental Protection Agency Toxics Release Inventory (EPA TRI). 

  • Contact:
  • Software Expertise: R, Stata, ArcGIS
  • Office Hours: Please email to schedule appointment


Long-Term Visitors Office (NH 1050)

Broom Administrator Office (NH 1054)

Short-Term Visitors Office (NH 1056)