Lisa Berkman


Social epidemiologist Lisa Berkman is the Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy, Epidemiology, and Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She was appointed director of the HCPDS by Harvard Provost Steven E. Hyman in October 2007. Since 2017, she has also been serving as the faculty director of … Continue reading “Lisa Berkman”

Jason Beckfield

Associate Director

Dr. Jason Beckfield is professor of sociology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. He was appointed the Center’s associate director in the summer of 2016. He holds a PhD in sociology from Indiana University-Bloomington. Prior to joining the Harvard faculty in 2006, Beckfield was assistant professor in the department of sociology … Continue reading “Jason Beckfield”

Laura Price

Deputy Director

Laura is responsible for overseeing operations, administration, finance, communications, training programs and seminars/events. Laura also works closely with the Center director and stakeholders in setting programmatic goals, building strategic partnerships both domestically and internationally, and disseminating the work and accomplishments of the Center. She has over 25 years experience in project management, marketing, and development … Continue reading “Laura Price”

Rob Correia

Associate Director of Finance

Rob is the associate director of finance for the Center, responsible for budgeting and forecasting, endowment and grant management, pre- and post-award financial stewardship, as well as some human resource functions. Rob has over 20 years of operations, financial and administrative management experience with organizations in the non-profit, government, and corporate sectors. Rob holds a … Continue reading “Rob Correia”

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Mary Waters, MA, PhD

Interim Director (2020-2021)

Mary Waters, MA, PhD, is the PVK Professor of Arts and Sciences; and the M.E. Zukerman Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at Harvard University. She is also serving as the interim director of the Harvard Pop Center while Lisa Berkman is on sabbatical (2020-2021). Dr. Waters specializes in the study of immigration, … Continue reading “Mary Waters, MA, PhD”