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S. Bryn Austin, ScD

Professor
Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Austin is professor of social and behavioral sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School; a member of the research faculty in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital; and director of the Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders: A Public Health Incubator. She is also the founder and faculty member of…

Mauricio Avendano, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor
Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Avendano is professor of public policy and global health, and head of the department of global health and social medicine at King’s College London; and adjunct associate professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. His research leverages quasi-experimental methods and data from randomised controlled trials to examine the health consequences of social programmes and policies such as maternity…

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Till Bärnighausen, MD, PhD, ScD

Alexander von Humboldt University Professor
University of Heidelberg

Dr. Bärnighausen is the Alexander von Humboldt University Professor at the University of Heidelberg; director of the Heidelberg Institute of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Heidelberg; and senior faculty at the Wellcome Trust’s Africa Health Research Institute (ARHI) in South Africa. Till’s research focuses on developing and testing population health interventions that address large healthcare needs in poor countries, in particular for HIV and other chronic conditions such…

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Sebastian Bauhoff, PhD

Assistant Professor
Global Health and Population

Dr. Bauhoff is assistant professor of global health and economics in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. His research focuses on innovations in health care financing and service delivery that can increase access, efficiency and quality of care in low- and middle-income countries. He also examines ways to improve the design and implementation of health care policies and programs.

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Sara Bleich, PhD

Professor
Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Sara Bleich is professor of public health policy in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Her research provides evidence to support policy alternatives for obesity prevention and control, particularly among populations at higher risk for obesity. Her goal is to fill critical gaps in the scientific…

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Jason Block, MD, MPH

Associate Professor
Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Block is associate professor of population medicine at Harvard Medical School/Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. He is a practicing general internal medicine physician who also supervises internal medicine residents in their continuity primary care clinics. His primary research interests are the psychosocial and contextual influences contributing to the obesity epidemic, point-of-purchase interventions to improve dietary choices, and financial incentives to promote weight loss. Previously, Dr. Block was a Robert…

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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 the 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…

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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; and director of the Program on the Global Demography of Aging 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…

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Lawrence D. Bobo, PhD

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

Dr. Lawrence Bobo is 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 Racial…

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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:…