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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

Dr. 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…

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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 behavior, local ecology, geography, and health in urban areas in Africa and rural areas in…

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Alexandra Killewald, PhD

Professor
Sociology, Harvard University

Dr. Alexandra Killewald is professor of sociology at Harvard University. Her 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. Killewald has also explored the effects of marriage and parenthood on workers’ wages, and the associations between women’s…

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Nancy Krieger, PhD

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

Dr. Nancy Krieger is professor of social epidemiology in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and chair of the interdisciplinary concentration Women, Gender, and Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is a social epidemiologist, with a background in biochemistry, philosophy of science, and history of public health. Her research focuses on social inequalities in health, and as an activist she is engaged in issues around…

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Nicole Maestas, MPP, PhD

Associate Professor
Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Nicole Maestas is associate professor of health care policy at Harvard Medical School; research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); and director of NBER’s Retirement and Disability Research Center. Her researches how the health and disability insurance systems affect individual economic behaviors, such as labor supply and the consumption of medical care. Maestas’s work has shown that the federal disability insurance system discourages employment by people…

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Ellis Monk

Associate Professor of Sociology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

Dr. Ellis Monk is an associate professor of sociology at Harvard University. His academic interests span race/ethnicity, inequality, comparative sociology, health, sociology of the body, social psychology, cognition, and theory. His research, utilizing both quantitative and qualitative methods, focuses on the comparative examination of social inequality—especially with respect to race and ethnicity—in a global perspective. Monk earned a PhD in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, and previously taught…

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Daniel Schneider, PhD

Professor
Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; and Sociology, Harvard University

Dr. Daniel Schneider is a professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School, and professor of sociology at Harvard University. His research interests are focused on social demography, inequality, the family, and work. As co-director of The Shift Project, his current research focuses on how precarious work affects household economic security and worker and family health and well-being. Schneider completed his BA in public policy at Brown University, and earned…

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S (Subu) V Subramanian, PhD

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

Dr. S (Subu) V Subramanian, PhD, is professor of population health and geography in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. His research focuses on understanding the role of geographic, spatial and institutional contexts (e.g., neighborhoods, schools, workplaces) in influencing population health; empirical multi-level examination of the pathways between macro socioeconomic environments (e.g., income inequality and social capital) and population health…

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Mary C. Waters, PhD

PVK Professor of Arts and Sciences; and the John L. Loeb Professor of Sociology
Harvard University

Dr. Mary C. Waters is the PVK Professor of Arts and Sciences; and the John L. Loeb Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at Harvard University. She served as the interim director of the Harvard Pop Center while Lisa Berkman was on sabbatical (2020-2021). Waters specializes in the study of immigration, inter-group relations, the formation of racial and ethnic identity among the children of immigrants, and the challenges…