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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

Barry Bloom is Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and the Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Research Professor of Public Health, Emeritus, and former dean of the faculty 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, Bloom has made important contributions in the areas…

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David Bloom, PhD

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

David Bloom is the Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography in the Department of Global Health and Population at 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 research has…

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Deirdre Bloome, AM, PhD

Professor of Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School

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

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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

Lawrence D. Bobo is the dean of social science, 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. Bobo’s research—focused on the intersection of social inequality, politics, and race—has been published in numerous scholarly journals. He is a founding editor of the Du Bois Review:…

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Mary C. Brinton, MA, PhD

Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology
Harvard University

Mary C. Brinton is the Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology at Harvard University; and director of the Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies. Brinton’s research and teaching focus on gender inequality, labor markets and employment, social demography, and contemporary Japanese society. 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. Brinton generally engages in primary data…

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Orfeu Buxton, PhD

Elizabeth Fenton Susman Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Pennsylvania State University

Orfeu Buxton is the Elizabeth Fenton Susman Professor of Biobehavioral Health; and director of the Sleep, Health, and Society Collaboratory at Pennsylvania State University. His research primarily focuses on the causes of chronic sleep deficiency in the workplace, home, and society, the health consequences of chronic sleep deficiency, and the physiologic and social mechanisms by which these outcomes arise. Buxton serves as the second Editor in Chief for the journal…

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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

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 Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. His 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 impact on worker…

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Marcia Castro, PhD

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

Marcia Castro is the Andelot Professor of Demography; and chair of the Department of Global Health and Population at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her research is focused on the geographical and demographic distribution of infectious diseases, particularly malaria, the identification of social, biological, and environmental risks associated with vector-borne diseases in the tropics, the modeling of determinants of malaria transmission, with particular emphasis on generating evidence for…

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Bruno Martins Carvalho, PhD

Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, and African and African American Studies
Harvard University

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…

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Amitabh Chandra, PhD

Ethel Zimmerman Wiener Professor of Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School

Amitabh Chandra is the Ethel Zimmerman Wiener Professor of Public Policy, and director of health policy research at Harvard Kennedy School; and the Henry and Allison McCance Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School where he directs the joint MS/MBA program in the life-sciences. He was appointed by the American Enterprise Institute as the John H. Makin Visiting Scholar for the 2020-2021 academic year. He is widely recognized as…