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Kevin Antshel

Professor, Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

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

Bernard Appiah

Bernard Appiah

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

Assistant Professor, Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics

Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2013

Areas of Expertise

Design, implementation or evaluation of drama, mass media and mobile health interventions; public or community engagement approaches for addressing health challenges; media coverage of public health issues; pharmaceutical health services issues; global health

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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

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Rachel E. Fabi

Assistant Professor, Bioethics and Humanities, SUNY Upstate Medical University

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

Areas of Expertise

Immigrant and refugee health; public health ethics; state and federal health policy


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

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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Margaret Formica

Associate Professor, Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Upstate Medical University

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

Areas of Expertise

Firearm violence and prevention; epidemiological methods; treatment choices and health outcomes among cancer patients

Marc Garcia

Marc A. Garcia

Assistant Professor, Sociology Department

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

Research Affiliate, Center for Aging and Policy Studies

Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin, 2015

Areas of Expertise

Medical sociology, aging and the life course, racial/ethnic disparities, minority and immigrant health
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Catherine García

Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Science, Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics

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

Areas of Expertise

Aging and the life course, minority aging and health, social determinants of health, health disparities, biodemography

Sarah Hamersma

Sarah Hamersma

Associate Professor and Director of Doctoral Studies, 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

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004

Areas of Expertise

Public economics, labor economics, applied econometrics
Madonna Harrington Meyer

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
Kevin Heffernan

Kevin S. Heffernan

Dean's Associate Professor of Exercise Science, David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics

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

Areas of Expertise

Exercise; vascular physiology; cardiovascular disease risk; aging; health disparities

Colleen Heflin

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

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 and Director of Undergraduate Studies, 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
Andrew S. London

Andrew S. London

Professor, Sociology Department

Associate Dean for Research and Administration, Maxwell School

Tenth Decade Faculty Scholar

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

Faculty Associate, Aging Studies Institute

Research Affiliate, Center for Policy Research

Research Affiliate, Center for Aging and Policy Studies

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1993

Areas of Expertise

Medical sociology; HIV/AIDS; demography; aging and the life course; families, poverty, welfare and low-wage work; carework; veterans; LGBT/sexuality studies
Leonard M. Lopoo

Leonard M. Lopoo

Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics

Director, Maxwell X Lab

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

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

Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2001

Areas of Expertise

Child and family policy, behavioral economics, economic demography
Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern

Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern

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

Associate Professor, Food Studies, Falk College

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Areas of Expertise

Race, labor, and immigration in the food system; agricultural politics and policy; sustainability studies
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

Research 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

Danielle Rhubart

Danielle Rhubart

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

Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health, Penn State University

Areas of Expertise

Rural health, health disparities, structural determinants of health, social demography, and spatial inequality.
Bhavneet Walia

Bhavneet Walia

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

Healthcare efficiency; maternal-child health; disability research; refugee intervention programs; sports health epidemiology

Janet M. Wilmoth

Janet M. Wilmoth

Professor and Chair, 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., Pennsylvania State University, 1995

Areas of Expertise

Sociology of aging and the life course, demography, health

Areas of Expertise

Aging and public policy, population studies, quantitative methods
Xue Zhang

Xue Zhang

Lerner Postdoctoral Scholar in Population Health, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and Population Health

Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Center for Policy Research

Areas of Expertise

Population health, government policy, social determinates of health, quantitative method 
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