Public Health

Sherman James

Sherman A. James is a research professor in both the Emory University School of Public Health and College of Arts and Sciences. Perviously he was the Susan B. King Distinguished Professor of Public Policy in the Sanford School of Public Policy and professor of sociology and community and family medicine at Duke University. Prior to joining Duke University, he taught in the epidemiology departments at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (1973-89) and at the University of Michigan (1989-03). At Michigan, he was the John P.

George Kaplan

George A. Kaplan is the Thomas Francis Collegiate Emeritus Professor of Public Health in the School of Public Health, and founder of the Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, all at the University of Michigan. He is also a docent at the University of Kuopio in Finland, and was an associate in the Population Health Program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research until its end. Dr. Kaplan also directed the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholars Program at the University of Michigan.

Naa Oyo Kwate

Naa Oyo A. Kwate is an associate professor in the department of human ecology at Rutgers University School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. Previously she was an assistant professor in the department of sociomedical sciences at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. She holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from St. John's University and a B.A. in psychology from Carleton College. Prior to her appointment at Columbia she was a post-doctoral fellow in cancer prevention and control at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. Dr.

Zita Lazzarini

Zita Lazzarini teaches health law and bioethics at the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC) and the Harvard School of Public Health and directs the UCHC Division of Medical Humanities. She is currently developing projects and methods to evaluate the impact of laws and policies on health and behavior using a social epidemiology framework. This work includes examination of criminal law and HIV risk behavior, as well as other aspects of HIV law and policy. She is also investigating human subjects research protections as a regulatory system. Ms.

Mary Clare Lennon

Mary Clare Lennon is associate professor in the department of sociomedical sciences at Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health. Her research interests focus on social and health policy, family economic security, and family and child well-being. Recently, she has been engaged in analyses of health and social policies, including an investigation of how policies may affect family economic security, family relationships, and child health and development.

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.

Edward Maibach

Ed Maibach is a university professor of communication and director of the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University. Previously he has served as worldwide director of social marketing for Porter Novelli, associate director of the National Cancer Institute, and board chair for Kidsave International, and has been a professor of public health at Emory University and George Washington University. He holds a Ph.D. in communication from Stanford and an M.P.H. from San Diego State University. Dr.

Gerald Markowitz

Gerald Markowitz is distinguished professor of history at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He received his doctorate from the department of history of the University of Wisconsin. He is the recipient of numerous grants from private and federal agencies, including the Milbank Memorial Fund, National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Science Foundation. He won the Viseltear Prize for Outstanding Work in the History of Public Health from the American Public Health Association in 2000.

Michelle Mello

Michelle Mello is Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and Professor of Health Research and Policy at Stanford Medical School.  She conducts empirical research into issues at the intersection of law, ethics, and health policy.  She is the author of more than 130 articles and book chapters on the medical malpractice system, medical errors and patient safety, research ethics, the obesity epidemic, pharmaceuticals, clinical ethics, and other topics. Among other current projects, Dr.

Ilan Meyer

Ilan H. Meyer, Ph.D. is the Williams Senior Scholar of Public Policy at the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law. Previously, he was professor of clinical sociomedical sciences and deputy chair for MPH programs in the department of sociomedical sciences at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Meyer's academic background is in social psychology, psychiatric epidemiology, and sociomedical sciences. Dr. Meyer focuses on studying public health issues related to minority health.