CSERI Turner Schulman Fellow Sylvie Tuder has been named a 2023 Dean’s Scholar, one of only 20 students from the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Liberal & Professional Studies, and the Graduate Division. This honor is presented annually to students who exhibit exceptional academic performance and intellectual promise. The students will be recognized at the Stephen A. Levin Family Dean’s Forum on April 17.
Sylvie, a senior in the department of Sociology, has long had an interest in interrogating the links between the criminal legal system and population health, and the COVID-19 pandemic only intensified their desire to study the topic. Sylvie worked as a research assistant on several projects focused on COVID-19 impacts on mortality patterns, and has co-authored a paper titled “Trends in Non-Hispanic Black Mortality,” recently presented at the 2022 meetings of the Population Association of America and being finalized for publication. Sylvie has been a Learning Assistant for multiple undergraduate courses, such as Sociological Theory, Health of Populations, and Introduction to Sociological Research. Their senior thesis is investigating the impact of jail crowding on COVID-19 mortality between March 2020 and March 2022.