Steven Epstein

Steven Epstein received his B.A. from Harvard College (Social Studies) and his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley (Sociology). He is a John C. Shaffer Professor in the Humanities and professor in the department of sociology at Northwestern University. He is affiliated with the Science in Human Culture Program, the Gender & Sexuality Studies Program, the "Cells to Society" Center on Social Disparities and Health, and co-directs the Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN).

Steven Gortmaker

Steven Gortmaker a professor in the department of society, human development, and health. He also directs the Harvard School of Public Health Prevention Research Center (HPRC). His research is focused on the health of children and adolescents, particularly households living in poverty and minority populations. The major goal of his research has been to identify modifiable risks for morbidity and mortality in the young, and to both initiate and evaluate interventions to improve these outcomes.

Bradford Gray

Bradford Gray is senior fellow in the Urban Institute's Health Policy Center. Previously, he was the director of the Division of Health and Science Policy at the New York Academy of Medicine. Gray directed the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University from 1992 to 1996. From 1989 to 1996, he led Yale's Program on Nonprofit Organizations and served as an adjunct professor of epidemiology and public health at the Yale University School of Medicine. Gray is the editor of The Milbank Quarterly, a post he has held since 1999.

Rachel Grob

Rachel Grob is the new Director of National Initiatives for the Center for Patient Partnerships and Scholar in Residence at University of Wisconsin - Madison. For the past eight years she has been associate dean of graduate studies, director of the Child Development Institute and a faculty member in the Health Advocacy Program at Sarah Lawrence College. Dr. Grob?s scholarship about the theory and practice of advocacy is extensive, and includes collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of scholars to conceptualize and articulate a set of principles about how patients?

Sydney Halpern

Sydney A. Halpern is professor of sociology and medical humanities at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her work examines health care institutions and professions using social science perspectives and historical techniques. She has written about developments within academic medicine, the emergence of medical specialties, evolving relationships among health occupations, and directions in the field of medical sociology.

Pamela Braboy Jackson

Pamela Braboy Jackson is professor of sociology at Indiana University. Before that she taught in the department of sociology at Duke University. She has written widely in the areas of social psychology, medical sociology, health disparities, and the life course. For example, some of her publications include "Deviance Removal and Global Self-Esteem: Evidence from the Harlem Longitudinal Survey of Urban Black Youth" (forthcoming, with K. Henderson), "The Intersection of Race, Gender, and SES: Health Paradoxes," in Gender, Race, Class, & Health: Intersectional Approaches, eds. A.

Barbara Katz Rothman

Barbara Katz Rothman is professor of sociology at the City University of New York and professor in the department of sociology at Baruch College. She is the author of In Labor (Norton, 1982 and 1991) updated and rewritten as Laboring On with co-author Wendy Simonds (Routledge, 2007) . Her second book, The Tentative Pregancy, originally published in 1986 (Viking, Norton edition 1993) the first book length study of women's experiences with prenatal testing, was published in Germany in 1991 where it was particularly well received.

Eric Klinenberg

Eric Klinenberg is professor of sociology and director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. He is conducting a multi-year study of the extraordinary rise in living alone. He reported on parts of this research for NPR?s This American Life.

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.

Shoou-Yih Daniel Lee

Shoou-Yih Daniel Lee is Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management. He is also a research professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Previously. Prior to his current position, he was an associate professor of health policy and management at the University of Michigan. In years past, he was a Professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a research fellow at the UNC Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. Dr.