Faculty

Our faculty affiliates come from many academic disciplines, including anthropology, economics, epidemiology, health policy, health promotion, nursing, social work, and sociology.

Faculty

Katrina Walsemann, Ph.D.

Katrina Walsemann, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Health Promotion & Director of CHIP

How schools and early life experiences influence racial inequities in life course health.

               

Jennifer Augustine, Ph.D.

Jennifer Augustine, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sociology

How mothers shape family level processes and in turn their children’s health and academic outcomes.

     

Bethany Bell, Ph.D.

Bethany Bell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Social Work

Expand the methodological knowledge base of complex statistical procedures to advance health disparities research and reduce health disparities.

     

Jason Cummings, Ph.D.

Jason Cummings, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies

The racialized experiences of the Black middle class and its consequences for physical and mental health

          

Janelle (Jae) Downing, Ph.D.

Janelle (Jae) Downing, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Health Services Policy and Management

The role of economic stressors on health. Inequities in health and health care access by gender identity, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status.

               

Nicole Hair, Ph.D.

Nicole Hair, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Health Services Policy and Management

Socioeconomic determinants of health and development and the economic costs of chronic illness and disability.

          

Caroline Hartnett, Ph.D.

Caroline Hartnett, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Sociology

How social factors influence decision-making around childbearing and how the exchange of resources within families impact inequality.

               

Andrea Henderson, Ph.D.

Andrea Henderson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Sociology

The religious lives of Black Americans and how religion influences health and well-being in the face of stress, including racial discrimination.

     

Emily Mann, Ph.D.

Emily Mann, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Women’s and Gender Studies

The regulation of sexual and reproductive practices across multiple institutional contexts, including health care, education, families, and the state.

               

Spencer Moore, Ph.D.

Spencer Moore, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Health Promotion

The influence of social networks and social capital on population health and health inequalities in the U.S. and globally.

          

Bongki Woo, Ph.D.

Bongki Woo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Social and enviornmental determinants of mental health and well-being of people of color.

           

Carla Pfeffer, Ph.D.

Carla Pfeffer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies

Contemporary families, genders, sexualities, and bodies considered marginal, as well as social actors’ management of stigma and discrimination.

               

Jaclyn Wong, Ph.D.

Jaclyn Wong, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Sociology

How positive and negative social relationships shape older adults’ health and wellbeing. The role of gender, marriage, and family relationships on life course health.

                   

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