Susana B. Adamo

Susana B. Adamo is a research scientist at the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (The Earth Institute, Columbia University), and an adjunct assistant professor in the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development. She is also an affiliated faculty member of Columbia’s Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS), affiliate member of the Columbia Population Research Center (PRC), and co-coordinator of the Population and Environment Research Network (PERN).

Her research interests spread across several fields: environmental migration and displacement, social vulnerability and environmental change, dynamics of internal migration and population distribution, and all aspects of data integration related to demography and environment links, particularly global and regional georeferenced population databases. Among other projects, she works on the development of gridded population databases including topics such as distribution and net migration; migration and climate change; and population, environment and vulnerability.

She holds a B.S. in geography from the University of Buenos Aires, an M.S. in population studies from FLACSO-Mexico, and a Ph.D. in demography/sociology from the University of Texas at Austin.

Research Interests

Built Environment
Environmental Hazards and Children
Environmental Health
Global Migration Trends
Health Inequities
Internal Migration
International Migration
Migrant Health
Sending Areas
Toxic Environmental Exposures
Urban Equity
Urban Health
Rural Populations
Spatial Demography
Population Geography


American Community Survey
Decennial Census
Vital Statistics Data