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Barry Bloom, PhD

Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Research Professor of Public Health
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Barry Bloom is the Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Research Professor of Public Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is a recognized pioneer in the field of global health, and has served as a long-time advisor to the World Health Organization. Trained in immunology, Dr. Bloom has made important contributions in the areas of infectious diseases, vaccines and global health policy, mainly focusing on…

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David Bloom, PhD

Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. David Bloom is the Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is an economist and demographer whose research has focused on the application of microeconomic theory to the fields of labor, population health, development, and environment, with a focus on international health and demography. In conjunction with David Canning, Bloom’s…

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Deirdre Bloome, AM, PhD

Professor of Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School

Dr. Deirdre R. Bloome is professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School. Bloome holds a PhD in sociology and social policy, and an AM in statistics from Harvard University. She also received a certificate in demography from the Office of Population Research at Princeton University. Dr. Bloome’s expertise lies in the areas of socioeconomic inequality and mobility, racial and ethnic inequalities, family demography, and quantitative methods. Her current research…

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Lawrence D. Bobo, PhD

Dean of Social Science, W. E. B. Du Bois Professor of the Social Sciences, Harvard College Professor
Sociology and African and African American Studies, Harvard University

Dr. Lawrence Bobo is the dean of social sciences, the W. E. B. Du Bois Professor of the Social Sciences, and Harvard College Professor at Harvard University with appointments in the Department of Sociology and the Department of African and African American Studies. Dr. Bobo’s research—focused on the intersection of social inequality, politics, and race—has been published in numerous scholarly journals, and he is the author of several books including…

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Sissela Bok, MA, PhD

Senior Visiting Fellow
Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies

Dr. Sissela Bok is senior visiting fellow at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. Dr. Bok is a writer and philosopher. Formerly, she was a professor of philosophy at Brandeis University. She received her BA and MA in psychology at the George Washington University, and her PhD in philosophy at Harvard University. She has written several critically acclaimed books including Lying: Moral Choice in Private and Public Life; Secrets:…

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Mary C. Brinton, MA, PhD

Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology
Harvard University

Dr. Mary Brinton is the Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology at Harvard University; and director of the Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies. Her focal areas include: gender inequality, education, labor markets, Japanese society, and economic and comparative sociology. She studies institutional change and its effects on individual action, and is particularly interested in labor, parental leave, and population issues in low-fertility countries.

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Orfeu Buxton, PhD

Elizabeth Fenton Susman Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Orfeu Buxton is the Elizabeth Fenton Susman Professor of Biobehavioral Health; and director of the Sleep, Health, and Society Collaboratory at Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Buxton’s research primarily focuses on the physiologic and social causes, and health consequences of chronic sleep deficiency in the workplace, home, and society.

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David Canning, PhD

Richard Saltonstall Professor of Population Science
Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. David Canning is the Richard Saltonstall Professor of Population Science, and professor of economics and international health in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Canning’s research focuses on the role of demographic change (e.g. the effect of changes in age structure on aggregate economic activity) and health improvements (e.g. health as a form of human capital and its…

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Marcia Castro, PhD

Andelot Professor of Demography
Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Marcia Castro is the Andelot Professor of Demography; and chair of the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Castro is a demographer who studies geographical and demographic distribution of infectious diseases, particularly malaria. She is particularly interested in the interaction between socioeconomic status, individual behavior, local ecology, geography, and health in urban areas in Africa and rural areas in…

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Bruno Martins Carvalho

Bruno Martins Carvalho is professor of romance languages and literatures, and African and African American Studies; and co-director of the Mellon Urban Initiative at Harvard University. Carvalho’s research and teaching interests include the history of urbanization, the interplay between urban diversity, inequality and segregation, and the environmental advantages of compact cities. He explores how socio-cultural processes of the past converge with those of the present. Author of the award-winning “Porous…