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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 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 of the Sexual Orientation, Gender…

Mauricio Avendano, PhD

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

Dr. Avendano is visiting 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 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, MSc, MSc, 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 a member of the senior faculty at the 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…

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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 Harvard Radcliffe Institute. Her research provides evidence to support policy alternatives for obesity prevention and control, particularly among populations at higher risk for obesity, and she aims to fill critical gaps in the scientific literature about…

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Jason Block, MD, MPH

Associate Professor
Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Jason Block is a general internal medicine physician, and associate professor in population health medicine at Harvard Medical School. Block’s primary research interests are neighborhood-level determinants of weight gain and obesity, the evaluation of governmental and institutional policies and other novel interventions to improve diet, and leveraging electronic health record data for observational research and public health surveillance. He graduated from the Tulane University School of Medicine and School…

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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

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 focuses…

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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…