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Leah Abrams

Sloan Fellow on Aging and Work
HCPDS

Leah Abrams holds a PhD in health services organization & policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Her dissertation examined the depressive symptoms in the aging population, motivated by concern about rising suicide, drug-use, and despair in midlife. As a Sloan Fellow, Leah is exploring how policies that push for later retirement (e.g. changing SS’s full retirement age) are leaving behind certain groups of older adults who…

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Brittney Butler

Bell Fellow
HCPDS

Brittney Butler holds a doctorate in epidemiology from The Ohio State University. She also holds an MPH from Washington University in St. Louis. Brittney’s research investigates anti-Black structural racism as a risk factor for Pregnancy Induced Hypertensive Disorders (PIHDs) among Black women. During her fellowship, she is building on her work by exploring neighborhood-level determinants, and will incorporate new theoretical frameworks and empirical methods through didactic training and interdisciplinary faculty…

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Christina Cross

Postdoctoral Fellow
HCPDS

Christina Cross holds a PhD in public policy and sociology from the University of Michigan, and will be joining the faculty at Harvard University as an assistant professor of sociology in 2022. Her research examines how family structure, change, and dynamics influence individual well-being across the life course, particularly among minority and/or low-income populations. Her current work focuses on 1) documenting the prevalence and predictors of previously underexplored family structures…

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Aashish Gupta

Bell Fellow
HCPDS

Aashish Gupta is a demographer. He holds a PhD in demography and sociology from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MA in development studies from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. His research uses demographic and field methods to examine interrelations between health, environment, and inequality in developing countries. His published work has documented the negative externalities of solid fuels used for cooking and coal burning power plants; the barriers…

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A. Nicole Kreisberg

Bell Fellow
HCPDS

A. Nicole Kreisberg is a sociologist who studies immigrant inequalities in educational institutions and the labor market. Nicole holds a PhD in sociology from Brown University, and an AM in social policy from the University of Chicago. Her dissertation uses an original field experiment, a national survey experiment, and in-depth interviews to understand whether and why employers screen out Latino male college graduates from entry-level employment based on nativity and…

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Adedotun Ogunbajo

Postdoctoral Fellow
HCPDS

Adedotun Ogunbajo holds a PhD in behavioral and social health sciences from Brown University, and a MPH in social and behavioral sciences from Yale University. His dissertation explored how psychosocial health outcomes and substance use influences sexual risk taking among gay and bisexual men in Nigeria. As a Yerby Fellow, he is continuing to broadly focus on the intersection of structural barriers and sexual health outcomes among racial and sexual…