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.
Phil Brown is a professor of sociology and environmental studies. His research includes disputes over environmental causation of illness, community response to toxic waste-induced disease, race and class differences in exposure to environmental hazards, and the Jewish cultural experience in the Catskill Mountains resort area. His books include No Safe Place: Toxic Waste, Leukemia, and Community Action, Illness and the Environment (edited), Social Movements in Health (edited), and Perspectives in Medical Sociology (edited).
Thomas W. Croghan, a nationally recognized expert in the fields of mental health and pharmaceutical policy research, is a senior fellow at Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. His research concentrates on studying access and quality, adequacy of coverage, and outcomes for different groups, in addition to analyzing the capabilities of the health system to provide care for vulnerable populations. Croghan received his M.D. from West Virginia University School of Medicine and comes to Mathematica from the RAND Corporation, where he was a senior natural scientist.
Richard G. Frank returned to his position as the Margaret T. Morris Professor of Health Economics in the department of health care policy at Harvard Medical School. Until March 2011, Dr. Frank was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). He is also a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research. Dr.
Mindy T. Fullilove is professor of urban policy and health in the Milano School of International Affairs at The New School. She was previously professor of clinical psychiatry and public health at Columbia University and a research psychiatrist at New York State Psychiatric Institute. She began her research career examining the AIDS epidemic among people of color in the US. As it became clear that AIDS was related to place not race, she began a series of studies on the psychology of place.
Sherry Glied is Dean of the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at Columbia University. From 2010 until August 2012, Dr. Glied served as Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She holds a B.A. in economics from Yale University, an M.A. in economics from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University. Her research on health policy has focused on the financing of health care services in the U.S.
Helena Hansen, MD, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor in the departments of Anthropology and Psychiatry at New York University. She has published on her fieldwork in Havana on Cuban AIDS policy, and in Puerto Rico on faith healing in evangelical Christian addiction ministries founded and run by self-identified ex-addicts. Her U.S.
Laura Hirshbein completed her MD and psychiatry residency at the University of Michigan, and also completed a PhD in the history of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University. Her first book, American Melancholy: Constructions of Depression in the Twentieth Century was published by Rutgers University Press in 2009. Her second book, Smoking Privileges: Psychiatry, the Mentally Ill, and the Tobacco Industry in America was published January 2015 with Rutgers University Press. She is currently on faculty in psychiatry as Professor at the University of Michigan.
Haiden Huskamp is a professor of health economics in the department of health care policy at Harvard Medical School. Her research is focused in three primary areas: 1) the economics of the pharmaceutical industry; 2) the economics of mental health and substance abuse treatment; and 3) the financing of end-of-life care services. Dr. Huskamp has developed a body of research on the impact of pharmacy management tools on drug utilization, cost, and quality of care.
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.