Deirdre Bloome is Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and a Faculty Member at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. Bloome's research takes a demographic approach toward investigating how patterns of social inequality are produced and reproduced. Her work has focused on the relationships among socioeconomic inequality, mobility, and insecurity; the historical evolution of racial inequalities in the family and economy; and statistical methods for characterizing population heterogeneity.
She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy and an A.M. in Statistics from Harvard University. Previously, she was a faculty member at the University of Michigan. Her research has been published in outlets including the American Sociological Review, the American Journal of Sociology, and Demography; it has been supported by funders including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Russell Sage Foundation; and it has been recognized by awards including the William Julius Wilson Early Career Award from the American Sociological Association's Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility section.