Child Health

J. Lawrence Aber

Lawrence Aber is the Wilner Family Professor of Applied Psychology and Public Policy at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University, where he also serves as Board Chair of its Institute for Human Development and Contextual Change. Dr. Aber earned his Ph.D. from Yale University and an A.B. from Harvard University. He previously taught at Barnard College, Columbia University and at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, where he also directed the National Center for Children in Poverty.

Laurie Bauman

Laurie J. Bauman is professor of pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and director of the Preventive Intervention Research Center. She has conducted multiple NIH-funded studies and randomized trials that applied sociological theory to the prevention of mental health problems secondary to physical conditions in children and their parents.

Dalton Conley

Dalton Conley is the Henry Putnam University Professor in the Department of Sociology at Princeton University. Previously, he was Senior Vice Provost and Dean for the Social Sciences. He also holds appointments at NYU's Wagner School of Public Service, as an adjunct professor of community medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and as a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). In 2005, Conley became the first sociologist to win the NSF's Alan T. Waterman Award.

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.

Kay Johnson

Kay Johnson is co-director of Project THRIVE at NCCP and has been a leader in MCH policy developments for more than 20 years. Since 1998, she has been president of the Johnson Consulting Group, which provides policy research, process facilitation, and case studies on child health policy and financing issues. She is a widely sought after consultant at both the state level and at the national level across a wide array of issues from oral health to fetal alcohol guidelines to a review of state approaches to the oversight of integrated health systems and managed care.

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.

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.

James Perrin

James M. Perrin is a professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and the former director of the Division of General Pediatrics and the Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children, a research and training center with an active fellowship program in general pediatrics. He currently heads the MGH coordinating center for the Autism Treatment Network. He chaired the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Children with Disabilities and is past president of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association.

Alice Sardell

Associate professor Alice Sardell, a political scientist, is the center of the Department of Urban Studies' health policy concentration at CUNY/Queens College. She has been actively publishing on health issues for many years. Her book, The United States Experiment in Social Medicine: The Community Health Center Program, 1965-1986, is the definitive history of one of this country's major innovations in urban health care delivery.

Ruth Stein

Ruth E.K. Stein is a pediatrician who works in research and advocacy for children, especially those with chronic health conditions. She is professor of pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Children's Hospital at Montefiore. Her research has been supported by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, National Institute of Mental Health, ASPE, HRSA, and numerous foundations. Her work has involved the development of a number of measures that are widely used in the assessment of outcomes for children with disabilities and their families. In 1995, Dr.