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Benjamin Domingue


Ben Domingue is an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. He is interested in how student outcomes are leveraged to inform our understanding of student learning, teacher performance, and the efficacy of other programs. He has a particular interest in the technical issues that make it challenging to draw simple inferences from such student outcomes. While not analyzing item response data, he may be found thinking about the implications for social science of the sudden increase in our capacity to measure human DNA and the promise and pitfalls associated with how this new data may change our understanding of human behavior.

Other Titles

Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education
Assistant Professor (By courtesy), Sociology
Member, Bio-X

Program Affiliations


Research Interests

Brain and Learning Sciences | Child Development | Data Sciences | Educational Policy

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Recent Publications

Armstrong-Carter, E., Trejo, S., Hill, L. J., Crossley, K. L., Mason, D., & Domingue, B. W. (2020). The Earliest Origins of Genetic Nurture: The Prenatal Environment Mediates the Association Between Maternal Genetics and Child Development. Psychological Science, 956797620917209.

Domingue, B. W., Duncan, L., Harrati, A., & Belsky, D. W. (2020). Short-term mental health sequelae of bereavement predict long-term physical health decline in older adults: US Health and Retirement Study Analysis. The Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.

Belsky, D. W., Domingue, B. W., Wedow, R., Arseneault, L., Boardman, J. D., Caspi, A., … Harris, K. M. (2018). Genetic analysis of social-class mobility in five longitudinal studies. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 115(31), E7275–E7284.

Benjamin Domingue in the News & Media

Stanford-led research finds that college application essay content is strongly related to household income and SAT scores.
April 4, 2021
Image of people taking information from a double helix
February 20, 2019
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