• Ph.D. in Computer-Based Music Research, Stanford University
  • Ph.D. in Sociology, Ohio State University
  • M.A.S. in Statistics, Ohio State University
  • B.A. in Music, Yale University
Research Areas
  • Evidence-Based Policy
  • Educational Inequality
  • Obesity
Teaching Areas
  • Research and Empirical Methods
  • Social Policy

Paul von Hippel studies evidence-based policy, educational inequality and the relationship between schooling, health and obesity. He is an expert on research design and missing data, and he is a three-time winner of best article awards from the education and methodology sections of the American Sociological Association. Before his academic career, he was a data scientist who developed fraud-detection scores for banks including JPMorgan Chase & Co. and the Bank of America.

Media Expertise
  • Banking
  • Obesity
  • Education Policy
  • Fraud
  • Statistics


Media MentionDecember 23, 2016
Summer may be the most fattening time of year for kids

Paul von Hippel's research confronts childhood obesity risks.

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Media MentionDecember 18, 2016
Will winter break cause your kids to gain weight? Study from University of Texas would say so

Paul von Hippel's research suggests the potential for childhood weight gain goes up when kids are out of school. 

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Media MentionNovember 11, 2016
Childhood Obesity and Diabetes Prevention: Understand the Dangers of Soda and Sugar Consumption Among Kids

Research findings suggest that the summer months—when children are out of school—are an important area of focus in combating childhood obesity.

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