Jennie E. Brand is Professor of Sociology and Statistics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is also Co-Director of the Center for Social Statistics (CSS) and Associate Director of the California Center for Population Research (CCPR) at UCLA.

Prof. Brand studies social stratification and inequality and its implications for various outcomes that indicate life chances. Her research agenda encompasses three main areas: (1) access to and the impact of higher education; (2) the socioeconomic and social-psychological consequences of disruptive events, such as job displacement; and (3) causal inference and the application and innovation of quantitative methods for panel data. See Google Scholar and Pub Med for a selection of published works.