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Dessa Bergen-Cico

Professor, Public Health, Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics

Senior Research Associate, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and Population Health

Areas of Expertise

Alcohol, drugs, and addictive behaviors; traumatic stress; mindfulness; violence and health

Joseph Ditre

Senior Research Associate, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and Population Health

Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Ph.D., University of South Florida, 2010

Areas of Expertise

Substance use (e.g., alcohol, nicotine/tobacco, cannabis, opioids, benzodiazepines) and addictive behaviors; chronic pain; health disparities and social determinants of health; veteran and military populations; intervention development.
Alfonso Flores-Lagunes

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes

Professor, Economics Department

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

Research Affiliate, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and Population Health

Research Affiliate, Center for Aging and Policy Studies

Melvin A. Eggers Economics Faculty Scholar

Faculty Affiliate, Aging Studies Institute

Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2001

Areas of Expertise

Labor economics; applied and theoretical econometrics; bi-directional effects of education and health; mental health; obesity; polygenic risk scores; food insecurity; public programs and health
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Madonna Harrington Meyer

University Professor, Sociology Department

Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

Senior Research Associate, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and Population Health

Faculty Affiliate, Aging Studies Institute

Research Affiliate, Center for Aging and Policy Studies

Ph.D., Florida State University, 1991

Areas of Expertise

Social policy, aging and the life course, family policies
Colleen Heflin
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Colleen Heflin

Associate Dean, Chair and Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

Senior Research Associate, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and Population Health

Research Affiliate, Center for Aging and Policy Studies

Faculty Affiliate, Aging Studies Institute

Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2002

Areas of Expertise

Social policy, poverty policy, child and family policy
Bryce Hruska

Bryce Hruska

Assistant Professor, Public Health, David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics

Senior Research Associate, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and Population Health

Areas of Expertise

Traumatic events, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), stress and health, and occupational stress

Scott Landes

Scott Landes

Associate Professor, Sociology Department

O’Hanley Faculty Scholar

Senior Research Associate, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and Population Health

Faculty Associate, Aging Studies Institute

Research Affiliate, Center for Aging and Policy Studies

Ph.D., University of Florida, 2014

Areas of Expertise

Sociology of disability, medical sociology, aging and the life course, military veterans
Shannon Monnat

Shannon Monnat

Professor, Sociology Department

Lerner Chair in Public Health Promotion and Population Health, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and Population Health

Director and Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

Co-Director, Policy, Place, and Population Health Lab

Faculty Affiliate, Aging Studies Institute

Research Affiliate, Center for Aging and Policy Studies

Ph.D., University at Albany, SUNY, 2008

Areas of Expertise

Rural demography, social and structural determinants of health and health disparities, spatial differences in morbidity and mortality
Jennifer Karas Montez

Jennifer Karas Montez

University Professor, Sociology Department

Gerald B. Cramer Faculty Scholar in Aging Studies

Director, Center for Aging and Policy Studies

Co-Director of the Policy, Place, and Population Health Lab

Senior Research Associate, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and Population Health

Faculty Associate, Aging Studies Institute

Research Affiliate, Center for Policy Research

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2011

Areas of Expertise

Demography, political economy and population health, life course and aging
Miriam Mutambudzi

Miriam Mutambudzi

Assistant Professor, Public Health, David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics

Research Affiliate, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and Population Health

Areas of Expertise

Morbidity, disability, and mortality in vulnerable populations and older adults; work-related outcomes; chronic disease; life course epidemiology; aging-related health outcomes; health disparities; and social determinants of health

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Haowei Wang

Assistant Professor, Sociology Department

Senior Research Associate, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and Population Health

Faculty Associate, Aging Studies Institute

Research Affiliate, Center for Aging and Policy Studies

Ph.D., McCormack School of Policy and Global Studies, Department of Gerontology, University of Massachusetts Boston, 2020

Areas of Expertise

Social gerontology, family demography, aging and health, population health
Janet M. Wilmoth

Janet M. Wilmoth

Professor, Sociology Department

Director, Aging Studies Institute

Dissemination Core Lead, Center for Aging and Policy Studies

Senior Research Associate, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and Population Health

Research Affiliate, Autonomous Systems Policy Institute

Research Affiliate, Center for Policy Research

Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1995

Areas of Expertise

Sociology of aging and the life course, demography, health
Douglas A. Wolf

Douglas A. Wolf

Professor Emeritus, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Pilot Core Lead, Center for Aging and Policy Studies

Senior Research Associate, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and Population Health

Faculty Associate, Aging Studies Institute

Research Affiliate, Center for Policy Research

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1977

Areas of Expertise

Aging and public policy, population studies, quantitative methods
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