Health Care Inequalities

Ichiro Kawachi

Ichiro Kawachi is professor of social epidemiology and chair of the department of Society, Human Development, and Health. He is also the director of the Harvard Center for Society and Health, both at the Harvard School of Public Health. Kawachi received his M.D. and Ph.D., both from the University of Otago, New Zealand. Dr. Kawachi's research has focused on uncovering the social and economic determinants of population health.

Bruce Kennedy

Bruce Kennedy was a former assistant professor of health and social behavior at the Harvard School of Public Health. He passed away on January 3, 2008. His Investigator Award project with co-investigator Ichiro Kawachi, M.D., Ph.D. resulted in the publication of three books and more than 15 articles in journals including the American Journal of Public Health, Social Science and Medicine, and the British Medical Journal. Dr. Kennedy received his doctorate in developmental psychology from Harvard University, an M.Ed. in clinical psychology from Antioch University, and B.A.

Diane Lauderdale

Diane Sperling Lauderdale is a professor and chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Chicago. She received an A.B. in the Comparative Study of Religion from Harvard, M.A. degrees in Divinity and Library Science from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Public Health (Epidemiology) from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Lauderdale has two broad research areas: the association between immigration and health and social determinants of health and health behaviors.

Bruce Link

Bruce G. Link is a special lecturer of epidemiology and sociomedical sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University and a research scientist at New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Link received his Ph.D. in sociology from Columbia University in 1980 and a Master's degree in biostatistics, also from Columbia. Dr. Link's interests are centered on topics in psychiatric and social epidemiology. He has written on the connection between socioeconomic status and health, homelessness, violence, stigma, and discrimination.

John Lynch

John Lynch is professor of public health at the University of Adelaide since early 2011. He is also visiting professor of epidemiology at University of Bristol (UK). He was previously in the department of epidemiology at the University of Michigan and was a Canada Research Chair in the department of epidemiology and biostatistics at McGill University in Montreal. In mid 2008 he returned to Australia and took up an appointment at University of South Australia. He is an internationally recognized scholar in epidemiology and public health with more than 200 publications.

Julia Lynch

Julia F. Lynch is an associate professor in the department of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is also a senior fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. She is the author of Age in the Welfare State: The Origins of Social Spending on Pensioners, Workers, and Children (Cambridge University Press, 2006), which was awarded the 2007 prize for the best book on European politics from the American Political Science Association.

David McBride

David McBride is professor of african american studies at Pennsylvania State University. He is also with the Center for Health Care and Policy Research at that institution. Dr. McBride is a graduate of Denison University and completed graduate school at Columbia University. He has received major research grants from the Simon Rifkind Center of the City University of New York and the Rockefeller Foundation. McBride has been a visiting professor at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and Morehouse School of Medicine.

Vanessa Northington Gamble

Vanessa Northington Gamble is University Professor of Medical Humanities and professor of health policy and american civilization at George Washinton University. Previously, Dr. Gamble was director of the Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care. The Center, the only bioethics center at an historically black college university, focuses on bioethics, minority health, and public health. The Center was established in 1999 as a result of President Clinton's apology for the United States Public Health Syphilis Study. Dr.

Jo Phelan

Jo C. Phelan is professor of sociomedical sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health. She received her Ph.D. in sociology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Her research focuses on social inequalities, including objective conditions of inequality and social psychological factors that contribute to and result from those conditions. Her current research interests include socioeconomic disparities in health and mortality and public attitudes and beliefs about mental illness, especially the potential impact of the genetics revolution on those attitudes.

David Smith

David Barton Smith is Research Professor in the Center for Health Equality and the Department of Health Management and Policy (and Emeritus Professor in the Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management Department in the Fox School of Business and Management at Temple University). He has previously held faculty positions at the Cornell Graduate School of Management and the Department of Community Medicine at the University of Rochester. He has also served as an IPA fellow in the Office of Research and Policy at CMS. Professor Smith received his Ph.D.