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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 … Continue reading “Lawrence D. Bobo, PhD”

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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 … Continue reading “Sissela Bok, MA, PhD”

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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, … Continue reading “Mary C. Brinton, MA, PhD”

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Orfeu Buxton, PhD

Professor
Biobehavioral Health, Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Orfeu Buxton is a professor in the department of biobehavioral health; and director of the Sleep, Health, and Society Collaboratory at Pennsylvania State University; as well as an associate neuroscientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Buxton’s research primarily focuses on the physiologic and social causes, and health consequences of chronic sleep deficiency in … Continue reading “Orfeu Buxton, PhD”

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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; and deputy director of the Program on the Global Demography of Aging at Harvard. Dr. Canning’s research focuses on the … Continue reading “David Canning, PhD”

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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 … Continue reading “Marcia Castro, PhD”

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Amitabh Chandra, PhD

Ethel Zimmerman Wiener Professor of Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School

Dr. 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. Dr. Chandra is a health economist studying racial disparities, and technology and productivity within the health care sector. His … Continue reading “Amitabh Chandra, PhD”

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Paul Y. Chang, PhD

Associate Professor
Sociology, Harvard University

Paul Y. Chang is associate professor of sociology at Harvard University. Dr. Chang’s research on social and political change in South Korea has appeared in several disciplinary and area studies journals including Social Forces, Mobilization, and the Journal of Korean Studies. His current project explores the emergence of non-traditional family structures in South Korea, including single-parent and  … Continue reading “Paul Y. Chang, PhD”

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Jessica Cohen, PhD

Bruce A. Beal, Robert L. Beal, and Alexander S. Beal Associate Professor of Global Health
Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Jessica Cohen is the Bruce A. Beal, Robert L. Beal, and Alexander S. Beal Associate Professor of Global Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; co-founder,  TAMTAM, Inc. (Together Against Malaria); and faculty affiliate, Jameel-Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). Dr. Cohen is a health and development economist whose research applies the methods of program design, randomized … Continue reading “Jessica Cohen, PhD”

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Kevin Croke, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Kevin Croke is assistant professor of global health in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Croke’s work has two main areas of focus. In one strand, he uses qualitative methods to study the political economy of health systems in developing countries. In another set … Continue reading “Kevin Croke, PhD”