Public and Population Health

Robert Aronowitz

Robert A. Aronowitz studied linguistics before receiving his M.D. from Yale. After finishing residency in Internal Medicine, he received training in the history of medicine as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Aronowitz's central research interests are in the history of 20th century disease, epidemiology, and population health.

Richard Cooper

Richard S. Cooper is a cardiovascular epidemiologist with a long-term interest in hypertension and related conditions in populations of African origin. He received training in preventive cardiology and epidemiology. His work has involved both clinical studies and population based research. Dr. Cooper joined Loyola University Medical School in 1989 as the Anthony B. Traub Professor and Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology.

George Davey Smith

George Davey Smith is professor of clinical epidemiology at the University of Bristol, honorary professor of public health at the University of Glasgow and visiting professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His major research interest relates to social inequalities in health and how these are generated by exposures acting over the entire lifecourse. Dr. Davey Smith has also worked on HIVAIDS prevention in Nicaragua and India and on issues around the history of epidemiology, meta-analysis, lay epidemiology and epidemiological methodology.

James House

James S. House is Angus Campbell Distinguished University Professor of Survey Research, Public Policy and Sociology at the Institute for Social Research and research professor in the department of epidemiology at the University of Michigan. Previously, he was the director of the Survey Research Center in the Institute for Social Research, professor and former chair of the department of sociology, and senior research scientist. He received his Ph.D.

Jay Kaufman

Jay S. Kaufman holds a doctorate in epidemiologic science from the University of Michigan (1995). After a post-doctoral position at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine (Chicago, IL) from 1995-1997, he was Medical Epidemiologist at Carolinas Medical Center (Charlotte, NC) from 1997 to 1999. From 1999 through 2008 he held a positions as Assistant and Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health at Chapel Hill and as Faculty Fellow of the Carolina Population Center.

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.

Stephen Kunitz

Stephen J. Kunitz. Received his M.D. from the University of Rochester in 1964. After an internship in internal medicine, Dr. Kunitz spent two years as a medical officer at the Indian Health Service hospital in Tuba City, Arizona, on the western end of the Navajo Reservation. It was there that he began working with a medical anthropologist, Jerrold E. Levy, on problems related to alcohol misuse and deviant behavior. Dr. Kunitz received his Ph.D. in sociology from Yale in 1970. His dissertation was based upon continuing fieldwork among Navajo and Hopi Indians.

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.

Barron Lerner

Barron H. Lerner is the Angelica Berrie-Gold Foundation Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. Dr. Lerner received his M.D. from Columbia in 1986 and his Ph.D. in history from the University of Washington in 1996. His latest book, When Illness Goes Public: Celebrity Patients and How We Look at Medicine, was published October 2006 by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

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.