José Escarce

José J. Escarce is professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and senior natural scientist at RAND. Dr. Escarce graduated from Princeton University, earned a master's degree in physics from Harvard University and obtained his medical degree and doctorate in health economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Escarce has served on the National Advisory Council for Health Care Policy, Research, and Evaluation of the Department of Health and Human Services and the National Advisory Committees of RWJF's Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program.

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.

Leo Morales

Leo Morales is a Professor of General Internal Medicine, School of Public and an Adjunct Professor in Health Services at the University of Washington Medical School. Dr. Morales was an associate scientific investigator with the Group Health Center for Health Studies. Dr. Morales was associate professor in the division of general internal medicine and health services research at the UCLA School of Medicine and a natural scientist at RAND Corporation. His medical degree is from the University of Washington and his doctorate in philosophy is from the RAND Graduate School in Policy Analysis.

Alejandro Portes

Alejandro Portes is Howard Harrison and Gabrielle Snyder Beck Professor of Sociology and director of the Center for Migration and Development at Princeton University. Previously, he taught at Johns Hopkins University, where he held the John Dewey Chair in Arts and Sciences; Duke University, and the University of Texas-Austin. In 1997, he was elected president of the American Sociological Association and served in that capacity in 1998-99. He was educated at the University of Havana, Catholic University of Argentina, and Creighton University. He received his M.A. and Ph.D.

Mary Waters

MARY C. WATERS is the M.E. Zukerman Professor and former chair of Sociology at Harvard University, where she is also a faculty associate and steering committee member of the Center for Population and Development Studies and a member of the Executive Committee of the Robert Wood Johnson Scholars in Health Policy Program. She has taught at Harvard since she received her PhD from U.C. Berkeley in 1986.