Dr. Griffin focuses on demographic change and American political behavior.
He is the co-author of the “States of Change” project, a collaboration between PRRI, the Center for American Progress, the Brookings Institution, and the Bipartisan Policy Center. The project forecasts major demographic changes out to 2060 in all 50 states with the goal of assessing their political impact. He also serves on the editorial board of the Democracy Fund’s Voter Study Group, a cross-institutional research collaboration focusing on changes in the political behavior and beliefs of Americans. His research has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, The Economist, and NBC News, and has been featured on CNN and Meet the Press.
Before joining PRRI, he served as a Director of Quantitative Analysis at the Center for American Progress. He has taught courses on research methodology, statistics, public opinion, and political advocacy for The George Washington University, Pennsylvania State University, and Loyola University Chicago. He received his PhD in political science and research methodology from The George Washington University.