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.

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.

Carolina Milesi

Carolina Milesi is a senior research scientist in the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago. She is currently the Project Director of a National Science Foundation-funded study of gender differences in college students’ persistence in computer science and computer engineering, based on a data collected via the Experience Sampling Method using smartphone technology to obtain students’ subjective states both in and out of the classroom several times a day over the course of a week.

Constance Nathanson

Constance Nathanson is a professor of clinical sociomedical sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. She received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago. Dr. Nathanson has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She was cited for her prize-winning research on adolescent and adult women's reproductive health; gender, socioeconomic status, and health; and the politics of public health. Dr. Nathanson has written widely on reproductive and sexual health services in the U.S.

Alberto Palloni

Demographer and sociologist Alberto Palloni is Samuel H. Preston Professor of Sociology, Emeritus at the Center for Demography and Ecology at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Previously he was Board of Trustees Professor in Sociology and a Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University. Prior to that, he was H. Edwin Young Professor of International Studies and Sociology, also at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Washington and a joint B.A./B.S. from the Catholic University of Chile. Dr.

Bernice Pescosolido

Bernice A. Pescosolido is a distinguished professor of sociology at Indiana University and director of the Indiana Consortium for Mental Health Services Research. Professor Pescosolido received a B.A. from the University of Rhode Island in 1974 and a Ph.D. from Yale University in 1982. She has focused her research and teaching on social issues in health, illness, and healing. 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.

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.

Jill Quadagno

An internationally recognized expert on aging and public policy, Jill Quadagno is a retired professor of sociology at Florida State University, where she holds the Mildred and Claude Pepper Eminent Scholar Chair in Social Gerontology. She served as senior policy advisor on the President's Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform in 1994, and as president of the American Sociological Association (ASA) in 1998.