Public Health

Tamara Awerbuch

Tamara Awerbuch is an instructor in the department of global health and population at Harvard School of Public Health. She is a health scientist and biomathematician whose main interests focus on bio-social interactions that cause disease. For the last decade she has been conducting research on the conditions that lead to the emergence, maintenance, and spread of epidemics. Her research encompasses sexually transmitted diseases such as AIDS, as well as vector-borne diseases such as malaria and Lyme disease.

Ronald Bayer

Ronald Bayer is a professor at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University where he has taught for 12 years. Prior to coming to Columbia he was at the Hastings Center, a research institute devoted to the study of ethical issues in medicine and the life sciences. Bayer's research has examined ethical and policy issues in public health, focusing especially on AIDS, tuberculosis, illicit drugs, and tobacco. His articles on AIDS have appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, The Lancet, the American Journal of Public Health, and The Milbank Quarterly.

George Davey Smith

George Davey Smith is professor of clinical epidemiology at the University of Bristol, honorary professor of public health at the University of Glasgow and visiting professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His major research interest relates to social inequalities in health and how these are generated by exposures acting over the entire lifecourse. Dr. Davey Smith has also worked on HIVAIDS prevention in Nicaragua and India and on issues around the history of epidemiology, meta-analysis, lay epidemiology and epidemiological methodology.

Eugene Declercq

Eugene R. Declercq is professor of maternal and child health and Assistant Dean for Doctoral Education at Boston University School of Public Health. He combines formal training in political science with his almost twenty years of experience as a certified childbirth educator to examine policy and practice around childbirth in the US and abroad. The most recent example is his current research examining cesarean section in the US as part of his work as an RWJF Investigator Award.

Jeffrey Fagan

Jeffrey Fagan is a professor of law and public health at Columbia University, co-director of the Center for Crime, Community and Law at Columbia Law School, and a member of the Steering Committee of the Columbia Center on Youth Violence Prevention at the Mailman School of Public Health. His research and scholarship focuses on crime, law and social policy.

Amy Fairchild

Amy Fairchild is a professor in Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Educated in history and public health at Columbia University, her work focuses on the intersection of history and public health policy and has appeared in such publications as Science, The American Journal of Public Health, and The Bulletin of the History of Medicine. Her first book, Science at the Borders: Immigrant Medical Inspection the Shaping of the Modern Industrial Labor Force, 1881 to 1930, was published by Johns Hopkins in 2003. Prior to joining the Columbia faculty, Dr.

Mindy Fullilove

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.

Sandro Galea

Dr. Galea is Boston University's Robert A. Knox Professor and the current dean of the School of Public Health. In the past, he was the Anna Cheskis Gelman and Murray Charles Gelman Professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Galea is a physician and an epidemiologist, who is interested in the social production of health of urban populations. His work explores innovative cells-to-society approaches to population health questions.

Annetine Gelijns

Annetine C. Gelijns is the chair of the Department of Population Health Science and Policy at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. Previously, Dr. Gelijns was the Co-Director of the International Center for Health Outcomes and Innovation Research, and and professor of surgical sciences in the department of surgery, College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the School of Public Health, Columbia University in New York City. Dr.

James Jackson

James S. Jackson is the Daniel Katz Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, professor of health behavior and health education in the School of Public Health, and director and research professor of the Institute for Social Research. He has recently been appointed a Visiting Scholar for the Russell Sage Foundation. He is the past chair of the social psychology training program and director of the Research Center for Group Dynamics, the Program for Research on Black Americans, and the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, all at the University of Michigan.