Faculty Steering Committee

steering committeeLisa Berkman, Ph.D., Director, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies and the Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and of Epidemiology. Dr. Berkman is a social epidemiologist whose work focuses extensively on psychosocial influences on health outcomes.

David Bloom, Ph.D., Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, HSPH. Dr. Bloom’s research spns the areas of labor economics, health, demography, and the environment.

Peter Bol, Ph.D., Charles H. Carswell Professor of EALC. Dr. Bol is also director of the Center for Geographical Analysis, a new center that will offer technology to support interdisciplinary research and education in the fields of spatial analysis and geographic information.

Amitabh Chandra, Ph.D., Professor of Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government. Dr. Chandra is a health economist studying racial disparities in health care and technology and productivity in health care.

David Cutler, Ph.D., Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Dean for Social Sciences. Dr. Cutler is a health economist studying why people are in better health; the impact of medical care on the public sector; and racial and ethnic segregation.

Matthew Gillman, M.D., S.M., is Director of the Obesity Prevention Program in the Department of Ambulatory Care and Preventionan, and has a joint appointment as an associate professor at Harvard School of Public Health in the Department of Nutrition and as an associate professor in the HMS Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention. His research interests are in early life prevention of adult chronic disease, optimal nutrition for children and adults, and clinical epidemiology.

Sue Goldie, MD, Roger Irving Lee Professor of Public Health and Director of the Center for Health Decision Science, Harvard School of Public Health; and Faculty Director, the Harvard Global Health Institute (Harvard University).  Her research interests include improving women’s health in all parts of the world, using evidence-based policy to reduce global health inequities, building bridges between disciplines to tackle critical public health challenges, and fostering innovation in education.

Ken Hill, Ph.D., Professor of the Practice of Global Health, Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH. Dr. Hill’s research focuses on global health, specifically in the areas of migration and mortality, and demography.

Gary King, Ph.D., Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor at Harvard, and Director of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science. Dr. King develops statistical and other methods for many areas of social science research, ranging from statistical theory to practical application.

Rob Sampson, Ph.D., Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences. Dr. Sampson’s research interests center on crime, deviance, and stigma; the life course; neighborhood effects; and the social organization of cities.

Mark Schuster, M.D., Ph.D., William Berenberg Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and chief of general pediatrics and vice chair for health policy research in the department of medicine at Children’s Hospital Boston. Dr. Schuster conducts research primarily on child, adolescent, and family issues.

SV Subramanian (Subu), Ph.D., Professor of Population Health and Geography, HSPH. Dr. Subramanian’s research focuses on understanding how different contextual settings influence individual health outcomes and the population disparities in health achievements.

Mary Waters, Ph.D., M.E. Zukerman Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology. Dr. Waters specializes in the study of immigration, inter-group relations, the formation of racial and ethnic identity among the children of immigrants, and the challenges of measuring race and ethnicity.

Jorge Dominguez, Ph.D. (ex officio), Antonio Madero Professor of Mexican and Latin American Politics and Economics in the Department of Government, Vice Provost for International Affairs in The Office of the Provost, Senior Advisor for International Studies to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Chairman of The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies.