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Christopher Sandy Jencks, AB, MEd

Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy, Emeritus
Harvard Kennedy School

Christopher S. Jencks is the Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy, Emeritus at the Harvard Kennedy School. Professor Jencks studies family structure, welfare, and poverty. His research deals with changes in family structure over the past generation, the costs and benefits of economic inequality, the extent to which economic advantages are inherited, and the effects … Continue reading “Christopher Sandy Jencks, AB, MEd”

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Stephanie Jones, PhD

Gerald S. Lesser Professor in Early Childhood Development
Harvard Graduate School of Education

Stephanie Jones is the Gerald S. Lesser Professor in Early Childhood Development, and the Saul Zaentz Early Education Initiative at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. Dr. Jones is a developmental psychologist trained in child development, prevention science, and social policy. Her research investigates: the causes and consequences of social-emotional problems and competencies—including the effects of … Continue reading “Stephanie Jones, PhD”

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Kathleen Kahn, MBBCh, MPH, PhD

Professor
School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand

Kathleen Kahn is professor in the health and population division at the School of Public Health at the University of the Witwatersrand; and senior scientist, MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research (Agincourt). Dr. Kahn’s research interest include health transitions; burden of disease assessments; child health and development; integrated chronic care systems; and interventions … Continue reading “Kathleen Kahn, MBBCh, MPH, PhD”

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Sabra L. Katz-Wise, PhD

Assistant Professor
Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Sabra L. Katz-Wise is assistant professor of pediatrics at the Harvard Medical School; and co-founder, the Alliance of Gender Affirming Professionals (AGAP). Dr. Katz-Wise is a developmental psychologist with a focus on gender and women’s studies, and social epidemiology. Her research investigates sexual orientation and gender identity development, sexual fluidity, health disparities related to sexual … Continue reading “Sabra L. Katz-Wise, PhD”

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Ichiro Kawachi, MBChB, PhD

John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb Professor of Social Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Ichiro Kawachi is the John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb Professor of Social Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Considered a leading expert in the area of social epidemiology, Dr. Kawachi’s research areas include social determinants of health, psychosocial risk factors for heart disease, health disparities, and globalization and population … Continue reading “Ichiro Kawachi, MBChB, PhD”

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Alexandra Killewald, PhD

Professor
Sociology, Harvard University

Alexandra Killewald, PhD is professor of sociology at Harvard University. Dr. Killewald’s research takes a demographic approach to the study of social stratification. Much of her work focuses on the work-family intersection, with a special interest in wealth inequality, and the role of parents’ wealth in shaping the outcomes of their adult children. She has … Continue reading “Alexandra Killewald, PhD”

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Gary King, PhD

Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor
Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University

Gary King is the Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor; and director, Institute for Quantitative Social Science, at Harvard University. Dr. King develops methods and software for many areas of social science research, ranging from statistical theory to practical application. His work on inferring individual behavior from aggregate data on groups, and methods for achieving cross-cultural … Continue reading “Gary King, PhD”

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Nancy Krieger, PhD

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

Nancy Krieger is professor of social epidemiology in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; and chair of the interdisciplinary concentration Women, Gender, and Health at the Harvard Chan School. Dr. Krieger is a social epidemiologist, with a background in biochemistry, philosophy of science, and history … Continue reading “Nancy Krieger, PhD”

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Laura Kubzansky, MPH, PhD

Lee Kum Kee Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Laura Kubzansky is the Lee Kum Kee Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences; director, Society and Health Laboratory; and co-director, Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness, at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Kubzansky has published extensively on the role of psychological and social factors in health, with a particular … Continue reading “Laura Kubzansky, MPH, PhD”

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David Laibson, PhD

Professor
Economics, Harvard University

David Laibson, Harvard College Professor, the Robert I. Goldman Professor of Economics, Harvard University; and research associate in the Asset Pricing, Economic Fluctuations, and Aging Working Groups, National Bureau of Economic Research. Dr. Laibson leads the Foundations of Human Behavior Initiative at Harvard. His research focuses on the topic of behavioral economics. He is a recipient of … Continue reading “David Laibson, PhD”