Mental Health

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.

Thomas McGuire

Thomas G. McGuire is a professor of health economics in the department of health care policy at Harvard Medical School. His research focuses on 1) the design and impact of health care payment systems; 2) the economics of health care disparities; and 3) the economics of mental health policy. Dr. McGuire has contributed to the theory of physician, hospital, and health plan payment. His current research includes application of theoretical and empirical methods from labor economics to the area of health care disparities.

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.

Harold Neighbors

Harold W. Neighbors is a professor emeritus of health behavior and health education and associate director of the Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture, and Health, where he is the principal investigator of two NIH training programs, Promoting Ethnic Diversity in Public Health Doctoral Training and the Michigan Bridge to the Doctorate Program. 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.

Jean Rhodes

Jean Rhodes is the Frank L. Boyden Professor of Psychology and the director of the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Dr. Rhodes completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at DePaul University and her a clinical internship training at University of Chicago School of Medicine before joining the psychology department at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. She remained on the faculty at Illinois for 10 years before joining the psychology department of UMB in 2000.

David Williams

David R. Williams is the Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health in the Department of Society, Human Development, and Health,and professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. Previously, he was the Harold W. Cruse Collegiate Professor of Sociology, senior research scientist at the Institute for Social Research, professor of epidemiology, and faculty associate in the Program for Research on Black Americans and the Center for Afro-American and African Studies at the University of Michigan.