Dr. Regina M. Bures received her Ph.D. in sociology, with a specialization in demography, from Brown University, and a Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from the Pennsylvania State University. She is responsible for managing the Branch portfolios on population health and the environment (including social, spatial and economic effects on health), child and adolescent obesity, internal migration and population distribution, and race and ethnicity. She also manages the Educational Programs for Demography and Population Science Research (R25) and co-manages the Branch's National Research Service Award Institutional Research Training Grants (T32) Program. Before joining the Branch in 2010, Dr. Bures served as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Chicago and on the faculty at the University of Florida. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Insititue of Aging. Current research interests include child and family health across the life course, population dynamics, research methods, data sharing and child health policy.